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There’s a better way to become a leader in electric vehicles than throwing cash at old automakers

Kevin Carmichael, Financial Post November 20th, 2020 Let’s agree that Canada should try to become a player in the electric-vehicle business. Carbon neutral means ditching internal-combustion and diesel engines,...

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Ontario spending $9M to help people prepare for auto sector careers

CTV News, Windsor August 31st, 2020 The Automotive Parts Manufacturers Association is receiving more than $2 million on 669 jobs for post-secondary students. “Everything in the globally competitive automo...

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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...

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Empire Club – The Evolution of an Economic Engine: Assessing the State of Canadian Advanced Manufacturing

Click here for full event recording (Event held on June 5th, 2020) Panelists: Jayson Myers, Diane Reko, Flavio Volpe, Moderator: Peter Hatges Dwindling cash flows, ongoing skills shortages and disruptions to su...


Political leaders have seen approval ratings surge during the COVID-19 pandemic, poll finds

Robert Benzie, The Toronto Star May 6, 2020 … Trudeau’s Liberals successfully used Ford’s unpopularity in Ontario last fall to mortally wound federal Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer’s prospects in Canada’s mo...

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Auto Parts Makers ‘Jump Into the Fire’ of Medical Gear Production As Canada Faces Shortages

Anastasia Ustinova, SME May 1, 2020 Last month, when Flavio Volpe put out a call to auto parts makers to assist in the production of medical supplies, the president of the Canadian Automotive Parts Manufacturer...

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Auto parts makers pivot to medical supply production amid pandemic

Amanda Lang, BNN Bloomberg April 13, 2020 Flavio Volpe, president of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association, discusses his members changing their production lines to meet medical supply demand pr...

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How were Ontario auto parts manufacturers able to start making medical equipment so quickly?

Kelly Cutrara, Global News Radio 640 Toronto April 9, 2020 The President of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers Association, Flavio Volpe joins Kelly to share the incredible story. To listen, click here.

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‘Brutal education’: Inside the mad rush to make masks to battle COVID-19

By Naomi Powell, Financial Post April 3, 2020  Overnight it seems, garment manufacturers, packaging suppliers and autoparts makers have turned their attention to goods that were once the domain of specialty med...

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Ontario Joins Forces with the Private Sector to Fight COVID-19

New $50 million Ontario Together Fund will support the development of essential equipment and supplies April 1, 2020 1:15 P.M., Office of the Premier TORONTO ― To stop the spread of COVID-19 and keep people saf...