Budget 2021 steps up Canada’s assault on climate change

Max Fawcett, Canada’s National Observer April 21, 2021 Erin O’Toole said that the Liberal government didn’t “offer any solutions”. As it turned out, Chrystia Freeland’s first budget was filled with them. Flavio Volpe, the president APMA, says it’s “a game-changer for (the) Canadian zero-emissions vehicles business.” Read the budget piece here.

Federal budget has billions for auto industry to tap into, and a luxury tax, too

Greg Layson, Automotive News Canada April 19, 2021 The federal government plans to clean and green the Canadian auto industry through a number of measures and millions in spending introduced in its budget. Flavio Volpe, the head of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association, called it a “material, explicit commitment to net-zero investments in automotive.” Read […]

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 […]

Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA)

On July 1, 2020, the new Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) entered into force. Signed on the margins of the G20 Leaders’ Summit in Buenos Aires in November 2018, CUSMA outcomes preserve key elements of the long-lasting trading relationship and incorporate new and updated provisions that seek to address 21st-century trade issues and promote opportunities for […]

Online Manufacturing Training – Learning Management System RFP

The APMA is seeking proposals from Learning Management System enterprises interested in providing the technology for a new Online learning portal for the auto manufacturing sector. Please review the linked RFP. Proposals are due by June 15th, 2020.    

Windsor Mold Group to provide over 2 million face shields to healthcare workers

Melanie Borelli, CTV May 4, 2020 WINDSOR, ONT. — The Windsor Mold Group has signed a contract with the federal government to manufacture over two million face shields and thousands of head bands to protect frontline healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The group has re-tooled its production to be able to manufacture the equipment. […]

Canadian supply chains scramble to avoid coronavirus shutdowns

‘A very small part can stop a line… every part has to be there,’ says automotive spokesperson Janyce McGregor, CBC News March 08, 2020 North American manufacturers and retailers haven’t yet experienced widespread disruptions from the coronavirus outbreak. But contingency plans are in effect for industries that use Chinese suppliers — which, these days, means […]