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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.

Latest News

PRESS RELEASE
Auto industry Sees Collaboration and Nurturing of Consumers Demand for Less Carbon Intensive Products as the Key to Ontario’s Climate Action Plan.
Toronto – 2016-04-08  The automotive industry is taking a leadership role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from new vehicles by investing more than $200 billion in the development of multiple green vehicle technologies and fuels, including electric vehicles.. More >>

PRESS RELEASE
Automotive industry reaction to the tabling of Bill 104.
Quebec City – 2016-04-02  The automotive industry is investing more than $200 billion developing multiple technologies, including electric vehicles that will make significant reductions in GHGs from the personal transportation sector, while meeting customer vehicle needs.. More >>

PRESS RELEASE
Federal Budget Supports Auto Manufacturing Through Extension of Automotive Investment Fund (AIF).
Toronto – 2016-03-22  The Federal Budget released today included important measures directed to the Canadian automotive manufacturing industry. . More >>

PRESS RELEASE
Automakers Applaud B.C. Government's Continued Commitment the Announcement for Clean Energy Vehicle Program.
Toronto – 2016-03-02  The Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers' Association (CVMA) applauds the British Columbia government's announcement today to renew and enhance the Clean Energy Vehicle (CEV) consumer incentive program in British Columbia. . More >>

PRESS RELEASE
CVMA Congratulates Government on Completion of CETA Legal Review.
Toronto – 2016-02-29  The Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers’ Association congratulates the Government of Canada on the completion of the legal review of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).. More >>

PRESS RELEASE
Ontario's transition to a low carbon economy - Auto industry is part of the solution.
Toronto – 2016-02-25  Ontario's introduction of New Climate Change Legislation enables the establishment of a cap and trade program and is a step toward a lower carbon economy which takes a broad-based approach to reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from all sectors.. More >>

PRESS RELEASE
Automakers Welcome Enhancements to the Ontario Electric Vehicle Incentive Program for Consumers.
Toronto – 2016-02-10  The Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers' Association (CVMA) welcomed the Government of Ontario's announcement today to enhance the Electric Vehicle Incentive Program for consumers in the province.. More >>

PRESS RELEASE
Canadian vehicle manufacturers react to today’s Quebec Plan of Action on Transportation Electrification announcement.
Toronto – 2015-10-09  /CNW Telbec/ Electric and Plug-in hybrid vehicles are available and growing in popularity in Quebec and throughout North America, and our members are actively bringing forward new and more advanced models with enhanced electric range and features.. More >>

PRESS RELEASE
CVMA Statement Regarding Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) Announcement.
Toronto – 2015-10-05  Due to the highly integrated nature of the Canadian and US auto sectors, the CVMA consistently recommended that Canada achieve the same terms for the Canadian auto sector as the US achieved for its auto sector.. More >>

COMMUNICATION
Letter to Minister Fast regarding the TPP.
Toronto – 2015-06-09  As Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations move toward conclusion, the Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers’ Association reiterates its position that achieving alignment between U.S. and Canada auto terms with Japan remains critical for future assembly and supply chain investment in Canada.. More >>

PRESS RELEASE
Vehicle Manufacturers Welcome Announcement of a New Auto Investment Committee.
Toronto – 2015-06-09  The Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers' Association (CVMA) welcomes the creation of the new Canadian Automotive Partnership Council (CAPC) sub-committee to promote auto manufacturing in Ontario, announced today by the Governments of Canada and Ontario. More >>

PRESS RELEASE
Federal Budget Supports Automotive Supply Chain Innovation and Improved Productivity.
Toronto – 2015-04-21  The federal budget announced today includes a number of measures that that recognize the need for the auto industry and its suppliers to be competitive and address future challenges through the research and innovation of new technologies, with the associated economic benefits.. More >>

PRESS RELEASE
BC's Clean Energy Vehicle Program Provides Real Benefits for Consumers and the Environment.
Toronto – 2015-03-23  The Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers' Association welcomes the BC government's commitment of $10.6 million to the Clean Energy Vehicle (CEV) program announced by the Minister of Energy and Mines, the Honourable Bill Bennett.. More >>

PRESS RELEASE
CVMA Applauds Government for Securing New International Trade Crossing Arrangement.
Toronto – 2015-02-19  The Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers' Association (CVMA), representing FCA Canada Inc., Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited and General Motors of Canada Limited, applauds the Government of Canada’s announced arrangement with the United States that will allow for the New International Trade Crossing (NITC) to move forward without delay. . More >>

PRESS RELEASE
Automakers support Canada's continued action to reduce vehicle greenhouse gases and smog causing emissions.
Toronto – 2014-09-22  The Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers' Association (CVMA) supports the government of Canada's announcement today of several new regulatory initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from both light duty and heavy duty vehicles, as well as new regulations to further reduce vehicle related smog causing emissions to improve air quality. . More >>

PRESS RELEASE
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 >>

PRESS RELEASE
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 >>

PRESS RELEASE
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 >>

PRESS RELEASE
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 >>

PRESS RELEASE
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 >>

PRESS RELEASE
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 >>

PRESS RELEASE
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 >>

PRESS RELEASE
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 >>

PRESS RELEASE
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 >>

PRESS RELEASE
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 >>

PRESS RELEASE
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 >>

PRESS RELEASE
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 >>

PRESS RELEASE – OARA and CVMA
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 >>

REMARKS BY MARK A. NANTAIS
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 >>

PRESS RELEASE
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 >>

PRESS RELEASE
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 >>

PRESS RELEASE
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 >>

PRESS RELEASE
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 >>

PRESS RELEASE
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 >>

PRESS RELEASE
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 >>

SUBMISSION
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 >>

PRESS RELEASE
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 >>

PRESS RELEASE
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 >>

PRESS RELEASE
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 >>

PRESS RELEASE
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 >>

REPORT
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 >>

PRESS RELEASE
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 >>

PRESS RELEASE
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 >>

PRESS RELEASE
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 >>

PRESS RELEASE
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 >>

PRESS RELEASE
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 >>

PRESS RELEASE
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 >>


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