Industrial policy is having a moment. Will the Liberals seize it?

Mark Rendell, The Globe and Mail April 14, 2021 Flavio Volpe, president of the APMA, is quoted on this industrial policy and EV battery development piece. “You can’t get an anchor order from Ford unless you can prove you can make battery cells or batteries at scale.” Read the article here.

Courtesy of Ford, Canada’s EV moment has suddenly arrived. Are governments ready for it?

Adam Radwanski, The Globe and Mail September 26, 2020 Suddenly, Canada has a foothold in one of the world’s fastest-growing and most pivotal clean-technology sectors. Only days ago, being a player any time soon in making electric vehicles seemed preposterous. Ontario’s manufacturing heartland, despite its proud automaking history, had been passed over for new investments […]

Emergency coronavirus bill could help auto parts firms retool to produce ventilators

Steven Chase, The Globe and Mail March 24, 2020 Canada’s emergency coronavirus legislation includes measures that could help auto parts makers retool their factories to produce life-saving ventilators for desperately ill COVID-19 patients. The COVID-19 Emergency Response Act would amend Canada’s Patent Act to grant the federal Health Minister new powers to authorize the manufacture […]

Canada braces for economic impact of Trump’s trusted traveller bans

Joe Castaldo, The Globe and Mail February 16, 2020 Industry groups are worried about potential tightening at the Canada-U.S. border after the Trump administration suspended enrollment in expedited travel programs for New York State residents over security concerns, warning that Canadian businesses could suffer the fallout from a U.S. political fight. “American security politics is […]