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Ford, GM to temporarily close Canadian auto plants to curb coronavirus spread, Martinrea eyes layoffs

Vanmala Subramaniam, Emily Jackson, Financial Post March 18, 2020 Less than 24 hours after the United Auto Workers union called for the temporary shutdown of auto factories across North America, two of the Big ...

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Ontario offers $14M to auto industry to pay for apprentices

Greg Layson, Automotive News Canada January 28, 2020 The Government of Ontario is giving the auto industry $14 million to pay for apprentices and work placements for postsecondary students and recent graduates....

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GM’s first all-electric vehicle plant in Detroit will have Canadian spillover benefits

DAVE WADDELL, WINDSOR STAR January 27, 2020 General Motors’ announcement Monday that it will invest US$3 billion to create its first all-electric production plant in Hamtramck, Mich., has Canadian automotive an...

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Parts makers plan all-Canadian zero-emissions concept vehicle

Greg Layson, Automotive News Canada January 8, 2020 Canadian auto suppliers aim to build and unveil by 2022 a zero-emissions concept car made entirely of parts and software sourced at home. Project Arrow is int...

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How Canada is quietly retooling its auto industry

ROB BOSTELAAR, Automotive News Canada December 20, 2019 Factory closures and job cuts get the headlines, but technology is driving an evolution of Canada’s auto sector as employers compete for highly skilled wo...

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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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GM Oshawa could be running by Friday now that UAW, automaker have reached tentative deal

MICHAEL MARTINEZ, Automotive News Canada October 16, 2019 General Motors Canada says it hopes to resume Canadian operations quickly, now that the UAW and automaker have reached a tentative deal on a new four-ye...

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GM restarts Ingersoll plant as scheduled despite ongoing U.S. strike

The Canadian Press, October 7, 2019 TORONTO — General Motors has restarted production at its assembly plant in Ingersoll, Ont., even as a strike by U.S. autoworkers enters a fourth week. The company shut ...

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Prolonged GM strike will likely delay ratification of new NAFTA

Flavio Volpe on the effect of the General Motors strike, its union and the future of USMCA Larysa Harapyn, Financial Post September 18, 2019 Flavio Volpe, President of the Auto Parts Manufacturers’ Associatio...

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Production cut, temporary layoffs at GM Oshawa as U.S. strike continues

Emily Jackson, Financial Post September 18, 2019 General Motors Co. temporarily laid off about 1,200 employees and cut production in half at its plant in Oshawa, Ont. in response to the auto workers strike in t...