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B.C. Liberals promise $50 million for electric vehicles
June 22, 2017 by The Canadian Press

British Columbia’s Liberals are promising a $50-million jolt to charge up more electric vehicles across the province. Environment Minister Jordan Sturdy says the Liberals are not letting their minority government status serve as a roadblock to ongoing plans to build

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Ottawa to develop plan to boost EV sales
May 30, 2017 by By Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press

Ottawa has appointed an advisory group to develop a plan for getting more zero-emission vehicles on the road, but it won’t follow Quebec in requiring automakers to sell a minimum number of electric cars, federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau said

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Momentum mounts against border tax
March 16, 2017 by Adam Malik

Critics in Canada and Mexico have already blasted United States President Donald Trump’s idea of a border adjustment tax. And now more voices within the country are speaking out. The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association recently warned about the dangers

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Emissions review expected to be announced by Trump
March 13, 2017 by Adam Malik

United States President Donald Trump is expected to revive a review of fuel efficiency rules, according to news agency Reuters. An announcement will take place March 15  at an event with U.S. automaker chief executives in a Detroit suburb, Reuters

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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