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Assembly-plant outlook is grim despite supplier optimism

John Irwin, Automotive News Canada September 11, 2020 When it comes to the competitiveness of the Canadian auto sector, it might be the best of times and the worst of times. Talk with many Canadian suppliers an...

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Despite COVID-19, auto sector officials cautiously optimistic

Dave Waddell, Windsor Star August 28, 2020 The strong rebound in vehicle sales, as well as automakers moving ahead again with planned programs, make Automotive Parts Manufacturers Association president Flavio V...

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Ford, GM to temporarily close Canadian auto plants to curb coronavirus spread, Martinrea eyes layoffs

Vanmala Subramaniam, Emily Jackson, Financial Post March 18, 2020 Less than 24 hours after the United Auto Workers union called for the temporary shutdown of auto factories across North America, two of the Big ...

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Impact of COVID-19 ripples through automotive sector

Dave Waddell, Windsor Star March 17, 2020 Southwestern Ontario’s automotive supply chain remains healthy despite the disruption of COVID-19, but industry officials are keeping a watchful eye on a border that’s ...

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GM restarts Ingersoll plant as scheduled despite ongoing U.S. strike

The Canadian Press, October 7, 2019 TORONTO — General Motors has restarted production at its assembly plant in Ingersoll, Ont., even as a strike by U.S. autoworkers enters a fourth week. The company shut ...

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Where Canada’s political parties stand on the country’s auto industry

John Irwin, Automotive News Canada October 07, 2019 A tight race between the Liberals and Conservatives in the Oct. 21 general election leaves auto-related policy in limbo, just as the industry grapples with pr...

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Production cut, temporary layoffs at GM Oshawa as U.S. strike continues

Emily Jackson, Financial Post September 18, 2019 General Motors Co. temporarily laid off about 1,200 employees and cut production in half at its plant in Oshawa, Ont. in response to the auto workers strike in t...

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GM issues layoff notices at Oshawa plant as strike in U.S. continues

Alicja Siekierska, Yahoo Finance Canada September 18, 2019 General Motors Co. (GM) has issued temporary layoff notices at its Oshawa Assembly Plant as the strike by workers in the United States continues into i...

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GM Strike Poised to Affect Thousands of Canadian Auto Jobs

Natalie Wong and Kristine Owram, Bloomberg Business September 16, 2019 The labor strike at General Motors Co. in the U.S. could lead to thousands of layoffs in Canada as the ripple effects from the highly integ...

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GM strike could lead to thousands of job losses in Canadian auto industry

Alicja Siekierska, Yahoo Finance September 16, 2019 The United Auto Workers union’s strike by nearly 50,000 members against General Motors Co. in the United States could lead to thousands of job losses in the h...