Plant’s 2021 Truck and Van Preview
Ford has completely re-designed their F-150 for 2021, and…
Premier Ford pondering new COVID 19 measures for Ontario
Ontario is considering new measures to curb rapidly rising…
Things to know about AG’s report on Ontario’s COVID-19 response
Said that Ontario’s measures were “slower and more reactive relative to most other provinces”
Ford adding 350 jobs at 2 plants to make electric vehicles
500 workers between the Kansas City Assembly Plant the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center.
Ford government to present first pandemic budget, next steps for recovery
Will include a new standard for long-term care: nursing home residents receive an average of four hours of direct care daily.
Five things to know about Ford’s EV investment in Oakville
More than $500 million in funding coming from Ontario and federal governments.
[UPDATED] Feds, Ontario ante up $590M for EVs at Ford’s Oakville plant
Funding is part of a three-year agreement worth nearly $2 billion.
Unifor workers vote to approve collective bargaining deal with Ford
A$1.8-billion investment to build electric vehicles at the Oakville plant, $148 million for Windsor powertrain plants.
Ford, Unifor reach tentative deal that includes $2B in EV contracts
Includes five electric vehicles for Oakville and an engine contract that could yield new jobs in Windsor.
Ontario reports 365 new COVID-19 cases over 24 hours, one death
The daily tally is slightly lower than the more than 400 new cases documented Sept. 18 and 19
Legault, Ford call on Ottawa to increase health transfers to provinces
No dollar amount set for the support they’re seeking but they believe a significant increase in the Canada Health Transfer is needed.
Ford issues recalls of 63,367 Edge, Lincoln MKX and Corsair
Vehicles with 2016 to 2018 model years built at the Oakville Assembly Plant between mid-2014 and the end of 2017.
Ford revives Bronco brand, aims at Jeep’s big off-road sales
Two- and four-door versions aimed at taking sales from Fiat Chrysler’s top brand.
Ford, VW to collaborate on vans, pickup, electric vehicle
Detroit 3 automaker will build an unidentified electric vehicle for Europe based on VW’s modular design.
Ford issues new COVID safety protocols for manufacturing reboot
Employees to get safety playbook plus personal protection and hygiene items, such as masks and sanitizer.
Ontario has enough health care protective gear for one more week: Ford
Various Ontario manufacturers are retooling to produce personal protective gear, but those supplies are weeks away from being ready.
Ford pushes for factory restart, unions not so sure
One Mexico facility and four in the US, not Oakville, Ont. plant.
Detroit 3, UAW agree on virus measures to keep plants running
Partial closure of plants, deep cleaning and longer periods between shift enacted to protect employees.
Think tank says UAW deals increased automakers’ labour costs
Center for Automotive Research calculated GM and Ford will see total costs grow $8 per hour, Fiat Chrysler’s will rise by $11.
Ford, Moe and Higgs plan development of small nuclear reactors
Premiers who who oppose the federal carbon tax look to fight climate change with the technology.
NDP asks AG to probe green energy contract cancellations
Cost of cancelling 750 contracts could surpass the $231 million the government said it put aside.
Ford Mustang SUV starts a blitz of new electric vehicles
Predicted they’ll make up 17% of global sales and 7% of US sales in 2030.
Ford electric vehicle chief sees more products, sales growth
Automaker is unveiling an electric SUV that is inspired by the Mustang performance car.
Ford, UAW union reach tentative contract agreement
Agreement likely will mirror the pact approved by GM workers after a 40-day strike.
GM deal costs make talks with Ford, Fiat Chrysler difficult
Pay raises and a huge signing bonus, union’s top-notch health care changed little.
Illegal to force carbon price stickers on gas stations: lawsuit
Canadian Civil Liberties Association says Sticker Act violates free speech provisions of the Constitution.
UAW workers vote to authorize strikes against Detroit 3
But it doesn’t mean there will be a work stoppage. Contracts expire Sept. 14.
Ford government files carbon tax challenge with top court
Province argues that Ontario’s Court of Appeal was wrong to find the carbon price was constitutional.
Ford extends transmission warranty for 560K Fiestas, Focuses
Covers 2014 through 2016 model year Focuses built before Nov. 5, 2015, as well as 2014 and 2015 Fiestas built before Oct. 15, 2014.
Ford adding 450 jobs in Chicago to meet rising SUV demand
Auto maker will upgrade a 200,000-square-foot building where it now modifies Explorers into versions for cops.
Ford to cut 200 jobs at Oakville auto assembly plant on slowing sales
4,600 workers produce the Ford Flex SUV, Lincoln MKT crossover, Ford Edge SUV and Lincoln MKX crossover.
Federal Liberals, Ontario Tories blame each other for Bombardier layoffs
Both point to transportation projects that could have secured work for the Thunder Bay plant.