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Canadian auto-parts makers seek travel quarantine exemption for cross-border workers

Stephen Chase, The Globe and Mail March 9, 2021 Auto-parts makers say their employees are facing increasing difficulties crossing the Canada-U.S. border, with many being ordered into quarantine after essential ...

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Saskatoon dreamin’: What does a car truly made for all of Canada’s winters look like?

Doug Firby, Special to The Globe and Mail February 23, 2021 As much as having “world cars” – built on common platforms for markets everywhere – makes economic sense, there is one big drawback: None is designed ...

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Ottawa plans to retaliate after Trump imposes tariffs on aluminum

Adrian Morrow, Steven Chase, The Globe and Mail August 6, 2020 U.S. President Donald Trump has started a new continental tariff war, reimposing tariffs of 10 per cent on most Canadian aluminum that Canada will ...


Ottawa asks manufacturers to shift production into critical medical supplies amid pandemic

PATRICK BRETHOUR & JOE CASTALDO, Globe and Mail March 17, 2020 The federal government is in discussions with Canadian manufacturers on how they could step in to fill critical shortages of medical supplies n...


GM strike in U.S. expected to take toll on several Ontario vehicle parts and assembly plants

Eric Atkins, Globe and Mail September 16, 2019 A strike by 48,000 General Motors Co. workers at 33 auto factories and 22 parts distribution warehouses in the United States threatens to halt production at severa...


Global vehicle production tumbling amid slumping auto sales, and Canada is leading the pack

Stefanie Marotta, Globe and Mail August 8, 2019 Canadian vehicle manufacturing is tumbling amid a prolonged slump in sales, with production in the first half of the year dropping below one million units for the...

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Canada, U.S. and Mexico reach deal to lift Trump administration’s steel and aluminium tariffs

Adrian Morrow, Lawrence Martin, Globe and Mail May 17, 2019 Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland have scheduled an announcement in Hamilton Friday, where they are expected to ann...

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GM to invest $170-million to convert Oshawa plant, saving 300 union jobs

Eric Atkins, Globe and Mail May 8, 2019 General Motors Canada says it will invest $170-million and employ 300 people to make auto parts at its plant in Oshawa, Ont., after car assembly stops in December. Travis...


Freeland says Canada won’t reopen USMCA trade talks to address Democrat demands

Adrian Morrow, Globe and Mail April 4th, 2019Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says Canada will not reopen trade talks to satisfy the demands of congressional Democrats, putting further pressure on the...


Ontario Premier Doug Ford announces $40-million funding for auto sector

Laura Stone – Globe and Mail FEBRUARY 14, 2019Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced on Thursday that his government is committing $40-million over three years for the auto sector, with a focus on modernization an...