charlotte-yatesCharlotte Yates, provost and vice-president (academic), was quoted in a Canadian Press story on vehicle sales today that was picked up by the Toronto Star, CTV and other news outlets across Canada.

Yates attributes recent record-setting car and truck sales to lower interest rates, and says Canadians’ relationship to the outdoors may explain the spike in SUV and crossover purchases.

She is an automotive industry expert and a frequent commentator on automotive and labour issues. She heads the Canadian Automotive Policy Partnership, a federally funded research centre intended to keep Canada’s automotive manufacturing sector competitive and sustainable.