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Parts association boss challenges members to make medical equipment during pandemic

Greg Layson, Automotive News Canada March 16, 2020 Canada’s parts suppliers are being challenged to source or even manufacturer medical equipment that could be in short supply due to the outbreak of the novel c...

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USMCA update puts Canada in the role of labour watchdog for Mexico

John Irwin, Automotive News Canada March 2, 2020 Late changes made to the new North American trade pact place Canada into the role of an “honest broker” to assess whether Mexico’s manufacturing operations compl...

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‘We could not have got a better deal’: New NAFTA means more work, more security, says expert

CBC News, January 28 ‘If someone says that we can improve it, I challenge them to quantify it,’ says Flavio Volpe The president of the association that represents Canadian automotive parts manufactu...

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Flavio Volpe joins Arlene Bynon

December 19th, 2019 Flavio Volpe (President of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers Association) joined the Arlene Bynon show to discuss the end of automotive production for GM in Oshawa, Ontario.

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Mexico, Canada would share in USMCA windfall

John Irwin, Automotive News Canada December 16, 2019 President Donald Trump reopened North American trade talks with the aim of bringing factory jobs back to the U.S. from Mexico. But the new United States-Mexi...

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After much back and forth, USMCA relief is here at last

Campbell Clark, The Globe & Mail December 10, 2019 This is the end of the lingering psychodrama over replacing NAFTA. The deal signed Tuesday isn’t a massive overhaul of the revamped North American trade de...

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U.S. reaches deal with Canada, Mexico on revised USMCA trade pact

Adrian Morrow, The Globe & Mail December 10, 2019 The United States has reached a deal with Canada and Mexico to revise the new North American trade pact and satisfy demands from congressional Democrats, pa...

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Canadian parts association: Trump’s latest auto plan is ‘breathtakingly stupid’

October 30, 2019 Autonews Canada The president of the Canadian Auto Parts Manufacturers Association can only describe U.S. President Donald Trump’s latest policy pitch for the auto industry in two words: Breath...

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Trump wants direct control over where cars are produced: Bloomberg

October 29, 2019, BNN Flavio Volpe, president of Automotive Parts Manufacturers Association, joins BNN Bloomberg to discuss a report saying Donald Trump wants control over where auto parts are made as part of a...

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‘Deserve better’: Business community reacts to Trudeau win

Jessy Bains, Yahoo Finance Canada October 22, 2019 The dust has settled, and a Liberal minority is left to govern after one of the nastier elections in recent memory. It will soon be time to get on with the bus...