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Canadian auto suppliers in talks to build ventilators, masks during coronavirus crisis

‘If we can get the drawings and the technical guidance, we’re ready and willing to help’ Naomi Powell, Emily Jackson, Financial Post March 19, 2020 Canadian automotive industry leaders and governmen...

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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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GM Strike Poised to Affect Thousands of Canadian Auto Jobs

Natalie Wong and Kristine Owram, Bloomberg Business September 16, 2019 The labor strike at General Motors Co. in the U.S. could lead to thousands of layoffs in Canada as the ripple effects from the highly integ...

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Diversification key to suppliers surviving GM Oshawa closure

John Irwin, Automotive News Canada May 06, 2019 TORONTO — The announcement to close GM’s Oshawa Assembly came overnight, but many of Canada’s auto parts suppliers saw the writing on the wall years ago and have ...

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Martinrea to close parts plant that supplies GM’s ill-fated Oshawa operation

ERIC ATKINS, TRANSPORTATION REPORTER TIM SHUFELT, INVESTMENT REPORTER NOVEMBER 27, 2018 – Globe and Mail Automotive company Martinrea International Inc. says it plans to close a factory that makes parts for the...

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Canadian auto, steel reaction to trade deal: From ‘sigh of relief’ to ‘sold out’

Automotive News Reaction from Canadian automotive and steel and aluminum groups to the terms of a renegotiated trade pact between Canada, the United States and Mexico range from relief to dismay as the details ...