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Donald Trump’s latest threat to Canada is likely to go over like an aluminum balloon

Edward Keenan, Toronto Star June 24, 2020 WASHINGTON—With U.S. economy struggling, Canada and other countries risk being collateral damage as President Donald Trump swings wildly to show his supporters that he’...

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Ford urges Ontario companies to step up by manufacturing equipment to combat COVID-19

Robert Benzie, Queen’s Park Bureau Chief, Toronto Star Sat., March 21, 2020 All hands on deck. That’s the message from Premier Doug Ford, who launched a new “Ontario Together” web portal on Saturday to en...

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Ventilators will be crucial to saving people’s lives, but Ottawa won’t say how many Canada needs as COVID-19 continues to spread

Alex Ballingall, Toronto Star March 19, 2020 OTTAWA—The federal government is refusing to say how many ventilators Canada might need to weather the COVID-19 pandemic, as Ontario and other provinces look to acqu...

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Conservatives have a chance for an easy win — and all of Canada will benefit

Heather Scoffield, Toronto Star Tues., Jan. 28, 2020 They may be without a permanent leader, and they may still be smarting over the results of the last election, but the federal Conservatives are suddenly in a...

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Canadian industry leader calls reported U.S. move to pressure automakers ‘breathtakingly stupid’

By Tonda MacCharles, Toronto Star Oct. 30, 2019 OTTAWA— The Canadian government is taking a wait-and-see approach to a report the Trump administration wants more power to tell automakers where to locate their p...

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Canada’s auto sector breathes sigh of relief over tentative GM deal

Josh Rubin, Toronto Star Oct. 16, 2019 The Canadian auto industry is breathing a tentative sigh of relief after the apparent end of a month-long strike at General Motors in the U.S. GM and the United Auto Worke...

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Canadian auto parts firms hit hard by costly GM strike

Josh Rubin, Toronto Star Oct. 3, 2019 As the U.S. strike against General Motors continues, Canadian auto parts companies are losing millions of dollars and some could even go out of business, industry experts w...

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Auto industry in Ontario braces for impact from GM strike in U.S.

Josh Rubin, Toronto Star Sept. 16, 2019 As a strike by U.S. workers costs General Motors millions of dollars a day, executives and workers in Canada’s auto parts industry are also bracing for impact. “Like the ...

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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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‘It’s just a report’: U.S. business groups play down coming analysis of new NAFTA deal

Daniel Dale, Toronto Star, Washington Bureau Chief Thursday, April 4, 2019WASHINGTON—A coalition of businesses pushing Congress to approve the new trade deal with Canada and Mexico says the public shouldn’t put...