CVMA Hot Topics

  • CVMA Supports the Canada-U.S.-Mexico Trade Agreement (CUSMA)

    CVMA member companies produce vehicles and components in Canada as part of the highly integrated North American value chain, which in turn, provides quality jobs for over 790,000 Canadians. The CVMA encourages the government to move forward with CUSMA (USMCA) passage as soon as possible to support Canada’s competitiveness as part of the integrated North American trade bloc.

  • Vibrant & Dynamic – That’s Canada’s Automotive Industry

    Innovation is at the forefront of what Canadian vehicle manufacturers do. CVMA members are investing and capitalizing on Canada’s research, development, software and engineering expertise to lead innovative developments in autonomous and connected vehicle technologies, infotainment and navigation systems, electric vehicles and safety advancements. Technology plays an important role in Canada’s global competitiveness and vehicle manufacturers are partnering with some of the very best of our country’s universities, start-up companies and innovative suppliers.

  • Global Competitiveness – Manufacturing, Software & Engineering

    New automotive investment decisions have never been more globally competitive or complex. Recognizing this reality, federal and provincial policy frameworks that provide a compelling rationale for new automotive manufacturing and research investment in Canada can achieve exciting and tangible results. Industry analysis demonstrates that government incentives for new investment in manufacturing operations maintains or creates new jobs and tax revenues streams that more than offset the cost of the incentive; it provides a very favourable return on investment.

  • Advancement of Electric Vehicles in Canada

    Collectively, vehicle manufacturers are investing hundreds of billions of dollars bringing to market a growing number of electric vehicles across all vehicle segments meeting a broad range of consumer utility needs. More than 40 models are now available where as just a handful were available a few years ago.

  • Carbon Pricing Policy

    An effective carbon pricing policy applicable to the auto sector must be technically achievable, take account of its high trade exposure, protect against carbon leakage, and ensure that revenues paid are fully returned to companies for reinvestment in innovation and energy efficiency projects to maintain competitiveness.

  • North American Regulatory Alignment – Vehicle Emissions and Greenhouse Gas Regulations

    Canadian automotive manufacturing and its supply chain have been built on almost 60 years of deep integration with the U.S. First with the Auto Pact, later the Canada-U.S. bilateral agreement on trade, then under NAFTA and now the pending CUSMA. The resultant economies of scale have enormous positive benefits for Canadian consumers, their safety and the environment. Maintaining North American regulatory alignment, first within the North American trade block and ultimately, moving toward global harmonization is increasingly important.

  • Uncompetitive Electricity Rates

    Ontario’s auto plants pay the highest electricity rates compared to competing plants in the mid-south U.S. states. It is one of the biggest local cost negatives manufacturers face from an investment perspective. This cost gap is equivalent to $80M to $126 M annually, and it is growing.

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