A photo of Charlotte YatesUniversity of Guelph provost and vice-president (academic) Charlotte Yates was featured in a CBC Radio One Windsor interview on Feb. 27 to discuss her new report on the future of Canada’s auto industry.

Yates, who is a professor in U of G’s Department of Political Science, co-authored a report for the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives that outlines a plan to boost the Canadian auto sector’s competitiveness, and suggests that electric and  driverless vehicles could be the key to the industry’s survival in Canada.

The Toronto Star also featured a report on the research and recommendations.

Yates, a frequent media commentator on auto sector labour issues, is the president of the Automotive Policy Research Centre, which develops policy research focused on maintaining a competitive and sustainable Canadian automotive industry.