CVMA calls for coordinated action to end blockades

February 9, 2022 STATEMENT

Statement by Brian Kingston, President & CEO of the Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers’ Association:

“Ongoing border blockades are disrupting trade and now hurting thousands of workers in the auto sector on both sides of the border” said CVMA President and CEO Brian Kingston. “The time has come for our governments at all levels to enforce their laws, end the blockades and restore cross-border trade”.

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