Hon. Navdeep Bains: Mining Gives Canada a Competitive Advantage in Electric Vehicle Market

Navdeep Bains, Policy Options September 17, 2020 Canada is already on the leading edge of research into zero-emission vehicles. Our natural resources, used in ZEV batteries, give us another leg up. For decades, Canada’s auto industry has relied on what I would call a “people advantage.” Canadian workers made better quality, innovative vehicles and, as […]

Ontario launches Job Site Challenge, set to attract international manufacturing investments

Kelly Wang, Global News November 28, 2019 The province has unveiled a new initiative aimed at identifying and promoting shovel-ready mega-sites where large manufacturers can set up shop in Ontario. Provincial officials and industry stakeholders made the announcement at Toyota Woodstock Thursday morning regarding “Canada’s first job site challenge.” They say the challenge will allow […]

Mega search begins for ‘mega sites’ in Ontario

WOODSTOCK – The Ontario government is asking municipalities to identify massive tracts of land to give the province a leg up in attracting large manufacturing plants, an initiative an auto industry leader says is “much needed.” JONATHAN JUHA, London Free Press November 28, 2019 As part of the project, a first in Canada and called […]

Sales of FCA minivans hits slump again

Dave Waddell, Windsor Star October 2, 2019 Minivan sales tumbled for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles in the third quarter of 2019 as consumers continued their migration to light trucks/SUVs. Pacifica sales in the U.S. were down 24 per cent (21,697 sold) while the Caravan dropped 20 per cent (27,456 sold). In Canada, sales of the Pacifica […]

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 […]

What’s next for Canadian auto manufacturing?

Flavio Volpe, president of the Automotive Parts Manufacturer’s Association, on what Ontario’s new deals mean for the future of auto manufacturing in Canada   Larysa Harapyn, Financial Post May 14, 2019 General Motors has committed to keeping jobs at the Oshawa plant, though fewer than before. Flavio Volpe, President of the Automotive Parts Manufacturer’s Association, […]

Toyota to build Lexus NX luxury SUV at Ontario assembly plant

Company currently makes RAV4 crossover in Cambridge and Woodstock, Ont. CBC News Apr 26, 2019 Toyota will soon build a new vehicle in Canada, adding the Lexus NX luxury SUV to its Ontario assembly plants as of 2022. The company made the announcement at an event at its Cambridge, Ont., facility on Monday. Currently the […]

Toyota to produce Lexus NX at Canada plant -sources

Reuters, April 29, 2019 OTTAWA, April 29 (Reuters) – Toyota Motor Corp will invest hundreds of millions of dollars to produce its Lexus NX luxury crossover vehicle at a Canadian plant, sources said on Monday, offering relief to a region where other carmakers have announced job cuts. The company will produce the Lexus NX and […]

Toyota Canada to begin producing Lexus NX at Cambridge, Ont. facility in 2022

Alicja Siekierska, Yahoo Finance April 29, 2019 Toyota Canada will begin producing Lexus crossover vehicles at its facility in Cambridge, Ont., a significant win for the Canadian auto industry at a time of concern for its decline. The Japanese automaker confirmed on Monday that it will begin producing the Lexus NX and the hybrid version […]