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 States, is about to navigate a dramatic hairpin turn. But as the Big Three veer into the all-electric, autonomous era, some Canadians want to seize the […]

‘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 Manufacturers’ Association of Canada, the initiative is really about selling Ontario’s auto-parts savvy to the world — and in the process ensuring the sector’s survival […]

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 with each other and drive on their own. I love cars that take families on tours of fall […]

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’s trying to spur an economic comeback. That’s been apparent twice this week, on issues that seem custom-designed to signal to Trump’s supporters he’s playing […]

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 enable businesses to more easily mobilize to manufacture medical equipment and essential supplies including hand sanitizer in the fight against COVID-19. […]

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 acquire hundreds of additional breathing machines for people who get dangerously sick. Experts say Canada’s supply of ventilators will be crucial to saving […]

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 prime position to make a couple of things right. For three years now, Canada’s investors have been shaken to […]