FEBRUARY 13, 2017
Report Describes Effect of Electricity Pricing on Competitiveness of Ontario’s Automotive Manufacturing Industry
JANUARY 11, 2017
Increasing role of Chinese suppliers.
SEPTEMBER 20, 2016
Unifor & GM reach tentative agreement
AUGUST 15, 2016
The August 15th, 2016 edition of Automotive News Canada includes a story that covers research regarding the impacts of the TPP authored by the APRC's John Holmes and Jeffrey Carey. The CCPA recently published a report authored by Holmes and Carey, who also have a related article forthcoming in a special issue of Canadian Public Policy.
The Automotive News Canada article is available here.
JULY 11, 2016
The Canadian Centre of Policy Alternatives (CCPA) published a report authored by APRC researchers John Holmes and Jeff Carey in July 2016. The report, titled "The Devil is in the Details: the TPP's Impact on the Canadian Automotive Industry," is part of a series of papers published by the CCPA that engage with debates regarding the merits and drawbacks of Canada's potential ratification of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
MAY 12, 2016
On April 25, 2016, the Automotive Policy Research Centre presented research findings and outlined upcoming research objectives at an AutoMayors Roundtable meeting in Oakville, Ontario.
APRIL 4, 2016
On March 17th & 18th, 2016 the APRC hosted a workshop to present and discuss APRC research on a number of different projects.
Presentations from this event will form the basis of papers to be published in a special issue of the academic journal Canadian Public Policy later this year.
The 2-day event featured a plenary presentation by Case Western Reserve University professor Dr. Susan Helper, a roundtable discussion on manufacturing policy featuring Dr. Thomas Klier (Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago), Dr. Matthias Oschinski (Ontario Ministry of Finance) and Dr. Alex Covarrubias (Sonora College of Mexico), and more.
MARCH 10, 2016
"Canadian governments should not “rush” to duplicate Mexico’s one-stop shopping investment agency that has been credited for luring automotive jobs and plants into that country, a new study said Thursday."
Read the Windsor Star's full coverage of the APRC's most recent report here.
AUGUST 6, 2015
The APRC recently sent an industry survey to plant managers at more than 700 automotive parts and automotive tooling plants in Canada.
The survey, titled Survey of Competitiveness and Innovation in the Canadian Automotive Parts Industry is being conducted by APRC Academic Partners, Dr. John Homes and Dr. Tod Rutherford.
MAY 20, 2015
On May 15, 2015, Charlotte Yates, Principal Investigator for the APRC, presented new research findings at an Ontario Auto Mayors' roundtable summit in Oakville.
Attended by representatives from Government, industry and academia, its clear there is an appetite for a well-organized strategic position and manufacturing policy framework in Ontario.
MARCH 25, 2015
"Canada’s automotive trade deficit topped $10-billion last year and threatens to deepen as more assembly plant closings loom and free-trade agreements with the European Union and South Korea take effect."
JANUARY 27, 2015
"Young families and people under the age of 25 have been hit the hardest by the decline of the auto industry in Windsor, a new study of the automotive industry shows.
The report, put together by researchers at the Automotive Policy Research Centre (APRC) in Hamilton, shows the relationship between automotive manufacturing and healthy communities and economic status of families."
Read CBC.ca's full coverage of the APRC's latest publication "Local and Regional Labour Market Trends in the Canadian Automotive Manufacturing Industry" here.
JANUARY 27, 2015
"Young Windsor families are bearing the economic brunt of the decline in the region’s auto industry, according to a new report by researchers at Hamilton’s McMaster University."
Read the full Windstor Star article about the APRC's most recent report here.
JANUARY 27, 2015
"A new report from the Automotive Policy Research Centre out of Hamilton shows governments lost out on $7-billion in tax revenue because of the downturn in the auto industry.
Young families in Windsor are taking the biggest hit according to the report. It’s suggested those families ages 25-34 years old in Windsor have seen the worst annual dollar decline of about $18,000 between 2000 and 2012."
Read Blackburn radio's full report here.
NOVEMBER 21, 2014
TRW shareholders approve $13.5 billion takeover by ZF.
NOVEMBER 17, 2014
Dr. Charlotte Yates discusses the growth of electric vehicles in Canada.
NOVEMBER 6, 2014
Honda will invest $857 in three Canadian plants, with help from the government.
OCTOBER 1, 2014
The Ford Motor Company of Canada is adding 1,000 jobs to it's Oakville plant, the exclusive producer of the Ford Edge SUV.
SEPTEMBER 8, 2014
Canadian auto parts makers seek to retain production and employment in Canada.
JUNE 4, 2014
Emphasis on convergence of automotive and information technologies.
MARCH 6, 2014
APRC Principal Investigator and McMaster's Dean of Social Sciences Dr. Charlotte Yates discussed the developments at Chrysler Canada on CBC's Windsor Morning.
NOVEMBER 26, 2013
The Canadian Automotive Partnership Council's report on competitive issues facing the automotive industry.
FEBRUARY 24, 2013
The Globe and Mail and Hamilton Spectator have reported on the official announcement of funding for the APRC.
FEBRUARY 22, 2013
On February 22nd, 2013, Gary Goodyear, Federal Minister of State (Science and Technology) officially announced $2.1 Million in funding from the APC for the APRC.