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Fiat Chrysler accused of emissions tampering
January 12, 2017 by CARS Magazine

Fiat Chrysler – the company behind Dodge and Ram trucks – is the latest manufacturer to be accused of tampering with emissions controls. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says the company violated the Clean Air Act by installing and

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You May Be Required to Report Information Related to Asbestos to the Government
January 4, 2017 by Auto Service World

  On December 15, 2016, the federal government announced its intention to move forward with plans to manage asbestos. This will be accomplished through the development of additional regulatory measures. AIA Canada has been continuously advocating for a ban on

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Government of Canada to require reports on asbestos products
December 27, 2016 by CARS Magazine

On December 15, 2016, the federal government announced its intention to move forward with plans to manage asbestos. This will be accomplished through the development of additional regulatory measures. To ensure that these additional regulatory measures are based on the

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MEMA Weighs In On NHTSA’s State Model Policy For Automated Vehicles
December 26, 2016 by Steve Pawlett

The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) presented oral comments before the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) during a Dec. 12 public meeting regarding a section of the Federal Automated Vehicle Policy (FAVP) dedicated to model state policy. This

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ABS Friction Applauds Canadian Government’s Decision To Finally Ban Asbestos
December 22, 2016 by Steve Pawlett

On December 15th, the Canadian government announced it will move forward to fulfill its commitment to ban asbestos and asbestos-containing products by 2018. “This news was most heartening to us at ABS Friction,” said Rick Jamieson president and CEO. “While

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Feds sets date for country-wide asbestos ban
December 20, 2016 by CARS Magazine

New regulations will ban the manufacture, use, import and export of asbestos by 2018.

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Volkswagen and Lawyers for consumer class announce settlement in Canada on 2.0L TDI Diesel Vehicles
December 20, 2016 by CARS Magazine

Volkswagen and Canadian class counsel have agreed to resolve consumer claims in Canada related to the 2.0L TDI emissions matter for approximately 105,000 affected vehicles nationwide, subject to court approval. The proposed settlement provides for cash payments to eligible owners

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Government of Canada To Ban Asbestos
December 16, 2016 by Steve Pawlett

  The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, along with the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Health, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, and the Honourable Judy M. Foote, Minister of Public Services and Procurement, announced

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Prime Minister urged to address asbestos issue
December 12, 2016 by Camille Casse

Although the federal government has pledged to ban asbestos throughout Canada, no announcement has yet been made, and no timeline for a decision has been set for when this might happen.

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COMMENT: Importing the unacceptable
December 12, 2016 by Allan Janssen

Safety is something we talk about with customers every single day. But while we quite routinely focus on other people’s safety, we’re not as good at worrying about our own. Take the recent concern about asbestos in auto parts. Most

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New Car Manufacturing Standard Raises The Bar On Quality
December 9, 2016 by Anne-Marie Pizzitelli, BSI Group Canada

In recent months, when talking about the automobile industry a lot of the focus has been on driverless cars and what they offer for consumers.  Less heralded, but likely to have a significant impact over the next decade, is the

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AIA hosts reception at Ontario’s legislature
December 5, 2016 by Allan Janssen

Topics of discussion included the skilled labor shortage, the importation of asbestos-laden automotive parts, and the importance of vehicle safety on public roads.