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Canada’s Automotive Industry Driving Canada’s Economy!
The automotive industry is dynamic, innovative and a provider of thousands of highly skilled, high tech jobs.
This section is dedicated to the latest news, speeches and policy statements on key issues of importance to the automotive industry in Canada.
Automakers Support Canada’s New Smog Emissions Standards.
Toronto – 2013-06-07 The Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers’ Association (CVMA) supports today’s announcement that Environment Canada intends adopt Tier 3 emissions standards, harmonized with those developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). . More >>
Leading Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers are Encouraged about The Canada-U.S. Progress Report To Leaders on Regulatory Cooperation and Harmonization.
Toronto – 2012-12-14 The release today of the Canada-U.S. progress report to country leaders on regulatory cooperation and alignment is welcome and an encouraging sign for Canada’s leading vehicle manufacturers whose operations and supply chains are fully integrated on a North American basis. More >>
Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers’ Association Applauds Government of Canada on Introduction of Vehicle GHG Sandards for 2017 and Beyond: Harmonized North American Standard Will Provide Environmental and Economic Benefit to Canadians.
Toronto – 2012-11-27 The Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers’ Association (CVMA) today commended the Government of Canada on its announcement of new vehicle greenhouse gas emissions standards beginning with the 2017 model year. More >>
CVMA and AAPC Welcomes New Detroit-Windsor Bridge Crossing.
Toronto-Washington – 2012-06-15 The Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers’ Association (CVMA) and the American Automotive Policy Council (AAPC) commends Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and U.S. Secretary of Transportation, Ray LaHood for their leadership by proceeding with a new international crossing for the Windsor– Detroit gateway. More >>
Harmonization of the Heavy-duty and Engine Greenhouse Gas Emissions Regulation with the United States is the Right Approach.
Toronto, ON - 2012-04-13 Member companies of the Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers’ Association (CVMA), Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, and Navistar, support Environment Minister Kent’s announcement today to fully align with the U.S. national regulations for new on-road heavy-duty vehicle and engine greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for 2014 and later model years. More >>
Excitement Builds for the Canadian International Auto Show.
Toronto, ON - 2012-02-17 Canadian vehicle manufacturers are welcoming the public to the 39th Annual Canadian International Auto Show, starting today at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. For the next 10 days, thousands of auto enthusiasts will be treated to the newest and best that the industry has to offer, including many models built right here in Ontario. More >>
500,000 Switches and Counting. Award-winning environmental program passes milestone recovering mercury.
Ottawa, ON - 2011-12-20 An award-winning environmental program that prevents mercury once used in older vehicles from being released into the atmosphere has hit a major milestone. The program, called “Switch Out”, has recently been recognized in the Ontario Minister’s Award for Environmental Excellence. More >>
Bi-National Manufacturing Coalition Praises Leaders on Border Vision.
Toronto, ON - 2011-12-07 “Today’s border announcement by President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Stephen Harper is great news for North American manufacturers as it will significantly improve our economic competiveness by enhancing the flow of trade and commerce across our shared border in a secure manner,” said Matt Blunt, President of the American Auto Policy Council (AAPC) and steering committee member of B3. More >>
Leading Automakers’ Support Canada-U.S. agreement on Perimeter Security and Economic Competitiveness.
Toronto, ON - 2011-12-07 The Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers’ Association (CVMA) today welcomed the action plan announced by Prime Minister Stephen Harper and President Barack Obama on the shared vision for Perimeter Security and Economic Competitiveness. More >>
Canadian Automakers Endorse The Government Of Canada’s Direction On Moving Forward With New Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards.
Toronto, ON - 2011-11-16 The member companies of the Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers’ Association (CVMA) welcomed today’s announcement by federal Environment Minister Kent regarding the government’s continued commitment to align future light duty vehicle GHG standards with the United States. More >>
Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers Give a Thumbs-up to British Columbia’s Clean Transportation Initiative.
Toronto, ON - 2011-11-06 The Canadian Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Association (CVMA) welcomes today’s $17M Clean Transportation initiative announced by B.C. Environment Minister Terry Lake and Energy and Mines Minister Rich Coleman. More >>
Leading Automakers’ Applaud Canada’s Progress on Perimeter Security and Economic Competitiveness.
Toronto, ON - 2011-08-29 The release of two reports today by Foreign Affairs Minister, John Baird, summarizing consultations on the Shared Vision for Perimeter Security and Economic Competitiveness was most welcomed by member companies of the Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers’ Association as it accurately reflected the issues and concerns of not only Canada’s leading automobile manufacturers but also the broad range of small and medium businesses to individual Canadian citizens. More >>
Recycle My Ride Right.
Toronto, ON – 2011-08-10 Ontario automotive recyclers invite Ontario’s political parties to endorse a first in North America industry led environmental management system for end-of-life vehicles.. More >>
Re: Federal Government Announcement of Consultations Concerning the Canada – U.S. Declaration on a Shared Vision for Perimeter Security and Economic Competitiveness.
Toronto, ON – 2011-03-13 Thank you and good morning. My name is Mark Nantais, President of the Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers Association, representing Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, and Navistar Canada. These companies account for 65% of all vehicle production in Canada and 50% of all vehicle sales. More >>
Bi-National Manufacturing Coalition Praises Leaders on Border Vision.
Washington, D.C. and Ottawa, ON – 2011-02-04 Leading U.S. and Canadian manufacturing associations have announced the formation of the B3 – Businesses for a Better Border – a manufacturing coalition to advise both governments on policies for perimeter security, regulatory compliance and economic competitiveness. More >>
Chrysler, Ford and General Motors account for 71% of the increased vehicle output in Canada.
Toronto, ON - 2011-01-12 As consumer demand for new vehicles rose 6.6 percent in Canada and 11 percent in the United States in 2010, Canadian vehicle production increased by 41.2 percent compared to 2009. More >>
Business calls for immediate re-opening of Port of Montreal.
Ottawa, ON - 2010-07-22 A coalition of associations representing thousands of Canadian businesses and their millions of employees are calling on the federal government to immediately intervene in the labour conflict at the Port of Montreal to end the dispute so that normal business operations resume immediately. More >>
CVMA, Ontario Business Coalition support HST implementation.
Toronto, ON - 2010-06-29 The CVMA participated with the Smart Taxation Alliance’s press conference today supporting the implementation of the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) in Ontario on July 1, 2010. The HST, coupled with other tax changes such as corporate tax reductions and the elimination of the capital tax, are critical to the auto industry’s long term competitiveness and our ability to retain tens of thousands of high skilled jobs for Ontarians. More >>
Vehicle Manufacturers Applaud Progress Toward New Detroit River International Crossing.
Toronto, ON - 2010-05-27 The Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers Association (CVMA) commends the decision by the Michigan House of Representatives to pass the legislation needed to ensure that a new international crossing that will link Windsor and Detroit will proceed without delay. More >>
Vehicle Manufacturers Urge Governments to Secure Detroit River International Crossing Without Delay.
Toronto, ON - 2010-05-20 The Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers Association (CVMA) whose members include Canada’s leading manufacturers of cars and heavy trucks fully supports the strong partnership between legislators and governments on both sides of the Canada-United States border and encourages them to proceed with securing the new international crossing at the Windsor– Detroit gateway without delay. More >>
Letter to Minister Baird on Detroit International Crossing.
Ottawa, ON - 2010-04-29 On April 29th, 2010, the Government of Canada offered to fund up to an additional $550 million towards the construction of a new international crossing between Windsor and Detroit. More >>
Ontario’s automakers applaud reforms to prescription drug system.
Toronto, ON - 2010-04-08 Canada’s automakers applaud the government of Ontario for proposing changes to the prescription drug system designed to lower the costs for prescription drugs. More >>
Canadian automakers applaud new vehicle green house gas emissions standards.
Toronto, ON - 2010-04-01 Canada’s automakers applaud the government of Canada for following through with its commitment to introduce new national standards for vehicle greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions that are fully aligned with the national standards also finalized in the United States today. More >>
Automakers and aftermarket call for withdrawal of Bill C-273.
Ottawa, ON - 2009-10-28 The National Automotive Trades Association (NATA), Association of International Automobile Manufacturers of Canada (AIAMC) and Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers’ Association (CVMA) welcome the endorsement of, and desire by the Automotive Industries Association of Canada (AIA) to become party to, the Canadian Automotive Service Information Standard (CASIS) agreement. All groups call on Bill C-273 to be withdrawn. More >>
Automakers and repair shops enhance consumer choice for service and repair.
Ottawa, ON - 2009-09-29 Automakers have partnered with Canadian service and repair shops to enhance consumers’ ability to have their vehicles serviced in their local repair shops. More >>
Biofuel Guidelines From the Wide Fuel Charter Committee.
Toronto, ON - 2009-06-12 The World Wide Fuel Charter (WWFC) Committee has announced the availability of new Ethanol and Biodiesel Guidelines. Rapid growth in the use of ethanol and biodiesel prompted the WWFC Committee to address the need for more information about these important renewable fuels. More >>
Canadians deserve financial incentives to scrap older, Higher-emitting vehicle. Auto Dealers and Manufacturers across Canada call for an aggressive "scrappage" program to stimulate our economy.
Ottawa, ON - 2009-06-05 Canada’s auto dealers and manufacturers have called on the federal government to help strengthen Canadians’ confidence and the Canadian economy by introducing an aggressive "scrappage" program aimed at stimulating new vehicle sales while removing higher-emitting, less-safe vehicles from the road. More >>
Automakers and Repair Shops Commit to Voluntary Agreement on Service and Repair Information.
Toronto, ON, and Vancouver, BC - 2009-05-15 Canada’s automobile manufacturers and distributors today confirmed their pledge to create a voluntary agreement with independent vehicle repair shops to provide access to emissions and non-emissions-related service information, diagnostic tools, and training information and training needed to service Canadian’s vehicles. More >>
National Vehicle Mercury Switch Recovery Program Launched - A Unique Collaboration.
Ottawa - 2008-06-02 Canada’s steel and auto industries are supporting and funding a national program designed to remove mercury-containing switches that were used in vehicles for convenience lights (under the hood or in the trunk) and anti-lock braking systems from end-of-life scrapped vehicles before they are flattened, shredded and recycled into new steel. More >>
Auto Industry Applauds Government Action on Windsor Infrastructure Improvements.
Windsor - 2008-05-01 “We applaud today’s announcement by the Province of Ontario and Government of Canada aimed at improving the infrastructure at Canada’s busiest border gateway,” said Mark Nantais, President of the Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers’ Association. More >>
Automakers Welcome Standing Committee Report on Proposed Canada-Korea FTA.
Toronto - 2008-03-12 “The CVMA is encouraged by many of the recommendations and findings of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on International Trade examination into the ongoing negotiations between Canada and South Korea on a potential free trade agreement,” said Mark Nantais, President of the Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers’ Association (CVMA). More >>
Automakers Support Government Direction on Repositioning the Automotive Industry.
Toronto - 2008-02-29 “The federal government’s attention and focus on one of Canada’s most important sectors of the economy is greatly welcomed and well timed given the challenges currently faced by Canada’s vehicle manufacturers,” said Mark Nantais, President of the Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers’ Association (CVMA). More >>