CVMA calls for immediate end to blockades

February 9, 2022 PRESS RELEASE

The Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers’ Association (CVMA) is calling for an immediate end to trucker blockades threatening Canada’s economic recovery. 

“Blockades at Canada’s borders are threatening fragile supply chains already under pressure due to pandemic related shortages and backlogs,” said CVMA President and CEO Brian Kingston. “We are calling on cooperation from all levels of government to resolve this situation and bring an immediate end to these blockades.”

The Ambassador Bridge is Canada’s most important border crossing, responsible for approximately 25 per cent of Canada’s annual goods trade. It is a key conduit for motor vehicles and parts, Canada’s second largest export. 

“Auto production relies on efficient supply chain logistics for delivery of parts, components and vehicles. Persistent delays at the Ambassador Bridge risk disrupting automotive production that employs tens of thousands of Canadians.” 

For further information, please contact:

Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers’ Association

Office: 416.364.9333

About the Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers’ Association (CVMA)
The Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers’ Association is the industry association that has represented Canada’s leading manufacturers of light and heavy duty motor vehicles for more than 90 years. Its membership includes Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited, General Motors of Canada Company, and Stellantis (FCA Canada Inc.). Collectively its members operate 5 vehicle assembly plants as well as engine and components plants, and have over 1,300 dealerships. 136,000 jobs are directly tied to vehicle assembly in Canada. Direct and indirect jobs associated with vehicle manufacturing are estimated at over 792,000 across Canada. Please visit