Canada Emerges As An EV Powerhouse

Autoline This Week 2508, Autoline Network March 12, 2021 A year ago, the future of the Canadian auto industry looked doubtful. But then GM, Ford and Stellantis announced billions of dollars in investments to make electric cars there. Flavio Volpe, Canadian Auto Parts Manufacturers’ Association, is featured on this panel discussing Canada’s super future with […]

How Canada can capitalize on U.S. auto sector’s abrupt pivot to electric vehicles

James McCarten, The Canadian Press, Toronto Star February 14, 2021 WASHINGTON – The storied North American automotive industry, the ultimate showcase of Canada’s high-tensile trade ties with the United States, is about to navigate a dramatic hairpin turn. But as the Big Three veer into the all-electric, autonomous era, some Canadians want to seize the […]

ANALYSIS: $1B electric-vehicle plan means 10 years of Cami job stability

Norman De Bono, The London Free Press January 18, 2021 The $1-billion investment in Ingersoll’s Cami Assembly plant will mean 10 years of stability and job growth for its more than 2,000 workers. The Cami labour deal was ratified with 91 per cent support from the members of Unifor Local 88. It has roughly 1,900 […]

Jerry Dias, the ‘$5-billion’ blue-collar man

Joe O’Connor, The Financial Post November 30th, 2020 Dias may have commandeered the spotlight — Flavio Volpe, president of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association, a national trade association, describes his ability to dominate the daily news cycle as his “secret sauce” — but behind the scenes, General Motors of Canada president Scott Bell had command […]

The rebirth of the automotive sector makes Ontario the envy of North America

Flavio Volpe (Contributor), Toronto Star November 6th, 2020 Its no secret that I love cars. I like things with wheels, motors and sinewy designs that cheat the wind and stir the soul. I like cars that connect with each other and drive on their own. I love cars that take families on tours of fall […]

Assembly-plant outlook is grim despite supplier optimism

John Irwin, Automotive News Canada September 11, 2020 When it comes to the competitiveness of the Canadian auto sector, it might be the best of times and the worst of times. Talk with many Canadian suppliers and you’ll hear excitement about what the coming years could bring to the industry as new regional content requirements […]

GM-Honda Alliance presents opportunities to local suppliers

Dave Waddell, Windsor Star September 4, 2020 Canadian Association of Mold Makers chair Mike Bilton said southern Ontario’s automotive supply chain is in ‘prime position’ to take advantage of the newly announced General Motors-Honda North American alliance if the sector utilizes the same collaborative approach. In a joint announcement Thursday, the two auto giants said […]

Applications open for the Ontario Automotive Modernization Program (O-AMP)

Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade August 18, 2020 Toronto — The Ontario government is launching the next round of applications for the Ontario Automotive Modernization Program (O-AMP). An important part of the government’s Driving Prosperity auto plan, the $10-million O-AMP provides auto parts companies with funding to invest in new technologies and support innovation in […]

Border closure not expected to affect production, supply chains or dealer stock

Greg Layson, Automotive News Canada March 18, 2020 North American auto production and dealer inventory shouldn’t be affected by the mutually agreed upon decision by Canada and the United States to close its border, say industry stakeholders. However, it might not matter if automakers continue to shutter plants during the pandemic. Ford, Honda and General […]