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MEMA congratulates signatories to new USMCA deal
December 13, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The Motor Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) has congratulated signatories to an updated North American trade deal. The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) was formally announced by Canadian trade representative Chrystia Freelanda, and her American and Mexican counterparts in Mexico City. It replaces

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Long process of updating NAFTA ends in signing ceremony
December 11, 2019 by Allan Janssen

By Lee Berthiaume, CP OTTAWA — Canada joined the United States and Mexico in heralding a new era of North American prosperity on Tuesday as they formally agreed to changes to the new continental free trade deal. The amended pact

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FCC to vote on expanding use of 5.9GHz spectrum
December 4, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced it will vote on Dec. 12 on a proposal to split the 5.9 GHz spectrum between automotive safety use and Wi-Fi use. FCC chairman Ajit Pai said a lot of people are wondering

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Study highlights Canada as ripe for autonomous vehicles
November 6, 2019 by Allan Janssen

By Adam Malik Between industry partner participation and research and development hubs, Canada is in good shape for being among the first countries to see automated vehicles become reality. And chances are those in Southern Ontario are going to see

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COMMENTARY: How should OCOT money be spent?
November 4, 2019 by Allan Janssen

For the repair sector in Ontario, the closing of the college of trades is a huge opportunity!

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SEMA sues U.S. government over Replica Car Law
October 21, 2019 by Allan Janssen

  The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) has filed a petition in federal appellate court to require the government to allow replica car manufacturers to immediately begin production. Under a 2015 law—the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act)—low volume

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MEMA joins call for speedy passage of USMCA
October 17, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) joined over 400 other organizations and businesses in signing a letter to the U.S. Congress urging an autumn passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The National Association of Manufacturers delivered the letter

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Volvo Cars announces plans to radically reduce carbon emissions
October 16, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Volvo Cars has launched one of the most ambitious plans in the automotive industry, aiming to reduce its lifecycle carbon footprint per car by 40 per cent between 2018 and 2025. Announced this morning, it is the first tangible step

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Pennzoil says three Platinum oils ready for GF-6
October 16, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Pennzoil says it has completed the relevant testing protocols for the new ILSAC GF-6 oil standard. The company anticipates three of its Platinum oil products, in a wide range of viscosities, will meet the standard, which is set to launch

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CAF aims to turn labour shortage talk into action
October 11, 2019 by Allan Janssen

It’s time to turn talk into action when it comes to attracting more skilled trade workers in Canada, Canadian Apprenticeship Forum says.

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What AIA wants federal candidates to know about the aftermarket
October 10, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The automotive aftermarket is facing disruptions that threaten to hamstring the $21.6 billion industry. That is one of the key messages the Automotive Industries Association (AIA) of Canada has for the federal parties competing to lead the nation. In advance

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‘Repair It Right’ issues rallying cry for industry unity
October 10, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Organizers and supporters of the new “Repair It Right” program issued a rallying cry for industry unity on Tuesday night. About 35 people – representing provincial and national associations, parts distributors, manufacturers, repair chains, and industry trade publications – were asked