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Number of car owners expected to plummet
March 21, 2017 by Adam Malik

It may not be too long until you look around and notice fewer cars parked in driveways in your neighborhood. Less than 10 years, in fact. The number of people calling themselves car owners could be cut significantly if things

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Survey wants inside look at skilled trades
March 7, 2017 by Adam Malik

The skilled trades sector will soon be facing a shortage, according to Skills Canada. By 2020, one million skills trade workers will be needed. That’s part of the reason for a survey about the skilled trades, Job Talks. It has

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AIA kicks off major labor market project
March 6, 2017 by Adam Malik

A technician working in Ontario has no idea if he could make more money working in British Columbia. A high school student thinking about becoming a technician in Halifax doesn’t know what the job prospects are in her city, nor

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Is the “Right to Repair” agreement in Canada working?
January 23, 2017 by CARS Magazine

The Automotive Industries Association of Canada wants to hear from service providers about the effectiveness of the so-called “Right to Repair” agreement in Canada. The Canadian Automotive Service Information Standard (CASIS) came into effect six years ago after years of

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Skepticism still clouds autonomous cars
January 20, 2017 by Adam Malik

The autonomous vehicle is coming. At least, that’s what you hear around just about every corner. But just because it sounds imminent, that doesn’t mean that people are ready to embrace the technology with open arms. A recent study from

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Historically low gas prices lead to significant increases in miles driven
January 19, 2017 by Camille Casse

Contrary to what some might believe, 2016 was a year of historically low gas prices, and it had the increase in miles driven to show for it. Both 2015 and 2016 saw an increase in miles driven greater than any

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Push continues for industry innovation
January 13, 2017 by Adam Malik

Making Canada’s automotive industry more attractive continues to be a work in progress. The Canadian Automotive Partnership Council met this week in Detroit during the North American Auto Show to discuss boosting growth, innovation and competitiveness in the field. Don

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Three of Four Car Buyers Avoid Considering SUVs Despite Record Retail Sales
January 13, 2017 by Steve Pawlett

    A bright spotlight is shining on SUVs thanks to record retail sales in 2016, yet three of every four car buyers didn’t even consider buying an SUV, according to the J.D. Power 2017 Auto Avoider Study. Only 24%

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Global Sales Of Electric Trucks Expected To Reach 332,000 By 2026
January 9, 2017 by Steve Pawlett

  A new report from Navigant Research forecasts sales of medium and heavy duty trucks for each major world region, segmented by electrified powertrain type, including hybrid, plug-in hybrid, battery electric, and hydrogen fuel cell, through 2026. As local and national governments

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U.S. Auto Industry Sets New High Behind Solid GM, Nissan, Honda Gains
January 6, 2017 by Steve Pawlett

  Overall sales rose by more than 56,000, or 0.3 percent, over the 2015 record. It was the seventh straight year of sales gains, an impressive streak and rebound for an industry that was down on its heels during the

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DesRosiers releases Canadian sales report for December
January 4, 2017 by CARS Magazine

The 2016 light vehicle market made history, exceeding 1.9 million new vehicle sales for the first time. The market netted a new annual record of 1.948 million in sales last year, up 2.7 percent in sales compared to 2015. The

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Canadian drivers admit to texting at red lights
January 2, 2017 by CARS Magazine

One third (33 per cent) of Canadians admit they have texted while stopped at a red light in the last month, says a poll released today by the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA). That is despite evidence that your mind could