Back from Whence You Came: Auto parts stuck in B.C. to be re-routed through Alta.

Vancouver, British Columbia — In just a matter of days British Columbia has become an isolated enclave on Canada’s west coast due to intense rainfall and flooding, leading to many of the province’s imported products being stuck in limbo in port warehouses. Among these delayed products are in-demand auto parts that were due for delivery […]

Team Effort: Min. Ng ‘disappointed’ with Biden’s Build Back Better plan

Ottawa, Ontario — Canada’s international trade minister Mary Ng says she’s “disappointed” with how the U.S. is operating within what is supposed to be an integrated supply chain between countries, as U.S. President Biden unveiled a “Buy American” budget framework on Thursday. Minister Ng says that her disappointment lies “Particularly in automobiles. But I would […]

Receiving Company: Canada-U.S. border to open to foreign nationals midnight Tues.

Ottawa, Ontario — The federal government has announced that the Canada-U.S. border is finally opening back up to the general public again, but not in the direction that many Canadians may have been hoping for. On Friday, the Canadian Border Services Association (CBSA) announced that fully vaccinated foreign nationals meeting the conditions to enter Canada […]

Border Bond: Manitoba, North Dakota govs. collaborate on truck driver vaccine initiative

Bismarck, North Dakota — In an act of cross-border-collaboration, the governments of Manitoba and the U.S. state of North Dakota announced on Tuesday the Essential Worker Cross-Border Vaccination Initiative, to help protect those essential supply chain workers who travel across the border every day. “As Manitoba faces the third wave of the pandemic and the […]

Border Boost: Federal government considers exempting auto workers from U.S.-Canada border closure

Ottawa, Ontario — Officials on Parliament Hill are considering expanding the categories of essential workers allowed to travel across the Canada-U.S. border. Foreign Affairs Minister Marc Garneau told a parliamentary committee Thursday that could mean allowing technicians in the integrated auto industry to be considered essential workers for cross-border purposes. “We are specifically talking about different groups […]

Reviewing the Ropes: Government commits to solving border issues for supply chain workers

Ottawa, Ontario — Members of Canada’s automotive supply chain are waiting in eager anticipation as federal Public Safety Minister Bill Blair committed to addressing the slew of complaints surrounding inconsistent enforcement at the Canada-U.S. border for essential workers. In a virtual meeting with the president of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers Association (APMA), Flavio Volpe, on […]