Doug Ford ramps up fight against Joe Biden’s buy American plan

Rob Ferguson, Toronto Star January 24, 2022 Doug Ford is tapping 10 manufacturing, trade and union leaders to round out his Premier’s Council on U.S. Trade and Industry Competitiveness, including Flavio Volpe, CEO of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association. Read article here.

Province Appoints Members to U.S. Trade and Industry Competitiveness Council

Ontario Newsroom January 24, 2022 Premier Doug Ford announced the creation of the Council in December 2021, with Unifor National President Jerry Dias as the Chair, which includes Flavio Volpe, CEO, Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association, among other manufacturing, trade and union leaders. Read article here.

Will Ontario’s 3rd economic development minister in a year be a charm for auto?

Grace Macaluso, Automotive News Canada August 07, 2019 A revolving door appears to have been installed at the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade. Vic Fedeli became the third minister in about a year to take over the cabinet portfolio that is of critical importance to the auto industry. The former treasurer […]

The Intelligent Podcast – with Minister Todd Smith

Ontario Minister Todd Smith joins us in the Boardroom to discuss the Province’s new plan for the Auto Sector: Driving Prosperity. It’s this government’s first offering to our sector and we were happy to have him join us to explain his government’s plan moving forward.   Via:

Fiat Cuts 1,500 Jobs as Canada Plant Reduces Minivan Output

Chester Dawson, Bloomberg March 28th, 2019Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV is cutting about 1,500 jobs at a factory in Canada that’s scaling back production due to slowing minivan sales.The Italian-American automaker plans to eliminate the third shift at its assembly plant in Windsor, Ontario, beginning Sept. 30, according to an emailed statement. The company produces Chrysler […]