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FCA merger into Stellantis viewed as positive for Ontario’s auto industry

Dave Waddell, Windsor Star January 14, 2021 The finalization of the Peugeot SA and Fiat Chrysler merger on Saturday is being hailed as a positive and necessary development for the domestic auto sector. “In thes...

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Parts association’s new online program addresses shortage in skilled trades

Paul Brent, Automotive News Canada January 13, 2021 The Ontario auto parts industry is launching a new digital skills training platform this spring to address the growing shortage of skilled trades workers in t...

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Thousands of jobs are at risk if Ontario manufacturers shut down due to COVID-19, trade association warns

Josh Rubin, The Toronto Star January 11, 2021 As COVID case counts continue to rise and the Ontario government promises to do more to fight the pandemic, manufacturers warn that thousands of jobs and billions o...

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New Ontario agency targets auto investment as industry eyes China

John Irwin, Automotive News Canada January 5, 2021 The Government of Ontario — eager to attract a new plant from automakers in China — has created an agency to act as a “one-stop shop” for manufacturers scoutin...

Auto Industry COVID-19

Finding Canada’s ‘cold chain’: How domestic industry can help with COVID-19 vaccine distribution

CBC News Windsor December 3rd, 2020 Flavio Volpe, president of the Automotive Parts Manufacturing Association, says that companies are ready to step up and help produce parts for freezers as they did when the c...

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What Canada might expect from a Joe Biden presidency

John Irwin, Automotive News Canada November 27th, 2020 Joe Biden as the next president of the United States will have far-reaching implications for the Canadian auto industry on everything from trade and tariff...

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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...