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 travel. The sector is asking Ottawa to allow their travelling executives and staff to be designated as essential business workers so they can avoid such […]

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 match with tariffs of its own. “In response to the American tariffs announced today, Canada will impose countermeasures that will […]

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 Hester, chief executive officer of GM Canada, said the factory east of Toronto will convert to a facility […]

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 ratification process of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement.President Donald Trump, meanwhile, is throwing another spanner in the works: He is threatening to levy tariffs on Mexican-made […]

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 and innovation.The first phase of the new plan, called Driving Prosperity, includes $10-million for auto modernization, $3.2-million for online learning and $19-million […]