Canadian automotive industry

A recent study by the Office of Automotive and Vehicle Research at the University of automobile manufacturingWindsor revealed that “Auto makers spent $17.6-billion (U.S.) around the world in 2013 to increase vehicle-making capacity, but not a dime of that money was invested in Canada.” (Globe and Mail, April 8, 2014)

The Canadian automotive industry has a long and interesting history and recent years have been especially tumultuous for this industry.

Where can you find further information on the Canadian automotive industry?

Autonomous state : the struggle for a Canadian car industry from OPEC to free trade
Author: Anastakis, Dimitry
Call number: HD9710 .C22 A53 2013
“Autonomous State provides the first detailed examination of the Canadian auto industry, the country’s most important economic sector, in the post-war period.”

Re-thinking Canada’s auto industry [electronic resource] : a policy vision to escape the race to the bottom : it’s about the community
Author: CAW-Canada.
Call number HD9710 .C2 Internet
Pub date: 2012

Bailouts and subsidies [electronic resource] : the economics of assisting the automotive sector in Canada
Author: Shiell, Leslie.
Call number: HD9710 .C2 Internet
IRPP study ; no. 28.
Pub date: 2012

Here is a list of additional books on the Canadian automotive industry available at the University of Calgary Library.

Industry reports:
Industry Canada: Automotive industry

Recent trends in Canadian automotive industries
Author: Bernard, André, author.
Economic insights (Statistics Canada) June 2013

Canadian auto manufacturing: running again, but how much fuel is left in the tank?
Author: Ignjatovic, Dina.
Observation (TD Economics), 2013

North American Automotive Sectors Industry Profile (Mergent Online database)
– this report discusses Canada separately from the U.S.

Canada Autos Report (Business Monitor International)
– issued quarterly by BMI and available through the Business Source Complete database
– includes 5-year forecast

Automotive Manufacturing in Canada (Marketline)
– Marketline publishes regular industry reports on automotive manufacturing.
– available through Mint Global database and Thomson ONE database

Canada’s Motor Vehicle Manufacturing Industry (Conference Board of Canada)
– issued twice a year and available through the Conference Board of Canada database
– includes industrial outlook

Canada’s Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing Industry (Conference Board of Canada)
– issued twice a year and available through the Conference Board of Canada database
– includes industrial outlook

Motor Vehicles, Trailers and Semi-trailers in Canada (Euromonitor International)
– this industry report is available in the Passport GMID database

Canadian Auto Investment Stalls
Globe and Mail, April 8, 2014

Canadian auto sales nudge higher in March
Reuters Canada, April 1, 2014

Magna expands automotive electronic systems plant in Canada
Automotive Business Review, April 9, 2014

Toyota recalls 6 million vehicles, 500k in Canada
Global News, April 9, 2014

Autos: Chrysler To Drop Request For Aid In Canada
Rogers, Christina; Vieira, Paul. Wall Street Journal, Eastern edition [New York, N.Y] 05 Mar 2014: B.4.

Find many more news articles using the following databases:
Google News
Canadian Newsstand
CBCA Complete

Journal, Trade and Magazine articles:
Chrysler will stay in Canada for now.
By: Vellequette, Larry P. Automotive News. 3/10/2014, Vol. 88 Issue 6611, p65-71.

Strategic roads that diverge or converge: GM and Toyota in the battle for the top.
By: Chowdhury, Shamsud D. Business Horizons. Jan2014, Vol. 57 Issue 1, p127-136.

Polarized politics and the changing auto landscape
Automotive News88.6614 (Mar 31, 2014): 12.

Saving the Canadian car.
By: Lorinc, John. Canadian Business. 10/28/2013, Vol. 86 Issue 17, p7-8

Proposed emission regulations on new cars are not costless.
By: Green, Kenneth P.; Wood, Joel. Fraser Forum. Mar/Apr2013, p32-33

Find additional journal, trade and magazine articles using the following business databases:
ABI Inform Complete
Business Source Complete

Industry Associations:
Automotive Industries Association of Canada

Canadian Automobile Dealers Association of Canada

Automotive Parts Manufacturers Association

Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers Association

Global Automakers of Canada

Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association of Canada

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