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How Canada can capitalize on U.S. auto sector’s abrupt pivot to electric vehicles

James McCarten, The Canadian Press, Toronto Star February 14, 2021 WASHINGTON – The storied North American automotive industry, the ultimate showcase of Canada’s high-tensile trade ties with the United St...

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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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‘The most expensive business card ever made’: Flavio Volpe on how Project Arrow’s zero-emission vehicle will help Canada develop the next generation of cars

Joanna Pachner, Special to the Toronto Star December 12, 2020 Project Arrow, announced this fall, aims to produce the first all-Canadian, zero-emission vehicle. Sort of. Spearheaded by the Automotive Parts Manu...

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The rebirth of the automotive sector makes Ontario the envy of North America

Flavio Volpe (Contributor), Toronto Star November 6th, 2020 Its no secret that I love cars. I like things with wheels, motors and sinewy designs that cheat the wind and stir the soul. I like cars that connect...

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Donald Trump’s latest threat to Canada is likely to go over like an aluminum balloon

Edward Keenan, Toronto Star June 24, 2020 WASHINGTON—With U.S. economy struggling, Canada and other countries risk being collateral damage as President Donald Trump swings wildly to show his supporters that he’...

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Ford urges Ontario companies to step up by manufacturing equipment to combat COVID-19

Robert Benzie, Queen’s Park Bureau Chief, Toronto Star Sat., March 21, 2020 All hands on deck. That’s the message from Premier Doug Ford, who launched a new “Ontario Together” web portal on Saturday to en...

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Ventilators will be crucial to saving people’s lives, but Ottawa won’t say how many Canada needs as COVID-19 continues to spread

Alex Ballingall, Toronto Star March 19, 2020 OTTAWA—The federal government is refusing to say how many ventilators Canada might need to weather the COVID-19 pandemic, as Ontario and other provinces look to acqu...

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Conservatives have a chance for an easy win — and all of Canada will benefit

Heather Scoffield, Toronto Star Tues., Jan. 28, 2020 They may be without a permanent leader, and they may still be smarting over the results of the last election, but the federal Conservatives are suddenly in a...

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Canadian industry leader calls reported U.S. move to pressure automakers ‘breathtakingly stupid’

By Tonda MacCharles, Toronto Star Oct. 30, 2019 OTTAWA— The Canadian government is taking a wait-and-see approach to a report the Trump administration wants more power to tell automakers where to locate their p...

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Canada’s auto sector breathes sigh of relief over tentative GM deal

Josh Rubin, Toronto Star Oct. 16, 2019 The Canadian auto industry is breathing a tentative sigh of relief after the apparent end of a month-long strike at General Motors in the U.S. GM and the United Auto Worke...