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Liberal minority government means new North American trade deal closer to reality

Greg Layson, Automotive News Canada October 22, 2019 A new Liberal government, even though it’s a minority one, all but ensures that the North American free trade deal will be ratified in Ottawa, auto insiders ...

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Where Canada’s political parties stand on the country’s auto industry

John Irwin, Automotive News Canada October 07, 2019 A tight race between the Liberals and Conservatives in the Oct. 21 general election leaves auto-related policy in limbo, just as the industry grapples with pr...

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Will Ontario’s 3rd economic development minister in a year be a charm for auto?

Grace Macaluso, Automotive News Canada August 07, 2019 A revolving door appears to have been installed at the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade. Vic Fedeli became the third minist...

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Canada’s auto industry fears blowback over government’s tough emissions stance

ROB BOSTELAAR, Automotive News Canada July 16, 2019 OTTAWA — Canada’s alliance with California in a battle over greenhouse-gas emissions could erase hard-won trade protections, deter investment and drive up pri...

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As U.S. lowers auto emissions standards, Canada is at a fuel efficiency crossroads

Ian Bickis, The Canadian Press (via the Toronto Star) May 5, 2019 TORONTO – The federal government has started to give away money to encourage people to buy electric cars, but before long it will have to decide...

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Ontario Hatches Auto Rescue Plan

Having been elected on a program of generating jobs and facing the closure this summer of General Motors’ Oshawa assembly plant east of Toronto – with the loss of 3,000 jobs – the government of Premier Doug For...

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How Canada’s auto industry can take advantage of new trade deals

Rob Bostelaar February 11, 2019 – Automotive News Canada TORONTO — Jim Carr, federal minister of international trade diversification, says that newly signed trade deals — particularly with fast-growing Asia — h...

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Canada quietly concludes additional auto talks with Japan

Janyce McGregor, CBC News Dec 15, 2018 Canada and Japan have agreed to additional trade rules on motor vehicle safety and environmental standards, according to a side letter tabled in the House of Commons Tue...