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Stellantis changes little, brings opportunity in Canadian FCA operations

Greg Layson, Automotive News Canada January 20, 2021 Little appears likely to change at former FCA operations in Canada now that the company has merged with PSA to create Stellantis, the world’s fourth-largest ...

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Jerry Dias, the ‘$5-billion’ blue-collar man

Joe O’Connor, The Financial Post November 30th, 2020 Dias may have commandeered the spotlight — Flavio Volpe, president of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association, a national trade association, describe...

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Canada’s federal government seems to have woken up to auto’s importance

Kelly Taylor, Automotive News Canada November 30th, 2020 A year after Justin Trudeau’s Liberals returned to power with a minority government, Canada’s automotive sector would appear to be giving Ottawa a passin...

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GM to reopen Oshawa assembly plant; as many as 2,300 workers to be employed

Eric Atkins, The Globe and Mail November 5th, 2020 General Motors Co. will reopen its vehicle assembly plant in Oshawa, Ont., to meet rising demand for pickup trucks, spending as much as $1.3-billion to retool ...

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Ford contract opens up new avenues to future of auto industry

Dave Waddell, Windsor Star September 29, 2020 Automotive Parts Manufacturers Association President Flavio Volpe called Unifor’s new contract with Ford Canada a transformational moment in the domestic auto indus...

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Unifor seeks new models for Windsor FCA minivan plant

John Irwin, Automotive News Canada September 28, 2020 Unifor wants as many as two new models to be built alongside the minivans at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ Windsor, Ont., assembly plant, where one of th...

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Ford Motor Company of Canada workers ratify deal

CTV News Windsor September 28, 2020 WINDSOR, ONT. — Workers with Ford Motor Company of Canada have ratified a three-year-deal. Unifor released the results on Monday. Voting started Sunday morning after Fo...

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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...

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Unifor’s tentative Ford deal will secure employment in Windsor plants

CBC News September 23, 2020 A tentative deal between the union that represents Canadian autoworkers and Ford Motor Co. could bring a “historic investment” to the country’s automotive sector, i...

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Ford, Unifor reach tentative deal that includes $1.95B investment, union says

John Irwin, Automotive News Canada September 22, 2020 Ford Motor Co. plans to invest $1.95 billion in its Canadian operations and build five electric vehicles in Oakville, Ont., beginning in 2025, Unifor Presid...