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OCOT eliminates most fees, reduces the rest… and stops collecting
April 16, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Ontario College of Trades fee for automotive service technicians is cut in half, and collections are suspended until new rates can be implemented.

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Tariff waffling hurting suppliers, Vision Conference hears
April 12, 2019 by Adam Malik

End the guessing game and bring back certainty, panel says

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B.C. wants zero emission cars, trucks by 2040
April 12, 2019 by The Canadian Press

All light-duty cars and trucks sold in British Columbia would have to be zero-emission by 2040 under legislation tabled recently. Energy Minister Michelle Mungall says the Zero Emission Vehicles Act aims to fight climate change by phasing out gas-powered vehicles.

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Close the border? MEMA, Auto Care say no way
April 8, 2019 by Adam Malik

Two of the automotive aftermarket’s largest groups are demanding that the United States-Mexico border stay open. The missive follows threats from U.S. President Donald Trump that his government would shut down the border over supposed border security. Trump claimed Mexico

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What affects you in the federal budget
March 20, 2019 by Adam Malik

The federal budget proposed by the Liberal government promises a lot of things, but what does it mean for the automotive aftermarket? There’s nothing carved out specifically for the industry, but there are items that are of interest to business

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Budget promises tax credit, EI benefit to help workers
March 20, 2019 by Jordan Press, The Canadian Press

Canadians could soon be putting $250 a year in federal tax credits toward better skills, while getting federal help to pay the bills. One of the showpieces in Tuesday’s federal Liberal budget, part of more than $1.7 billion in planned

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Liberals boost infrastructure cash to cities, broadband in budget
March 20, 2019 by Jordan Press, The Canadian Press

The Trudeau Liberals are making another end-run on the provinces in their bid to spend infrastructure money, citing problems with getting projects off the ground as a reason to deliver $2.2 billion more directly to cities. Tuesday’s budget announced a

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MEMA backs call to delay tariffs
March 20, 2019 by Adam Malik

The U.S. association for auto manufacturers is applauding a bipartisan effort to study the automotive industry and its role in the American economy before tariffs can be imposed. The Automotive Jobs Act was introduced recently by Representatives Terri Sewell (D-Ala.)

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Regulators charge VW, ex-CEO with defrauding investors
March 18, 2019 by The Associated Press

U.S. regulators charged Volkswagen and former CEO Martin Winterkorn with defrauding investors during its massive diesel emissions scandal. The charges from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission come two years after the German automaker settled with the U.S. over criminal

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The future of mobility
March 18, 2019 by Geoff Kirbyson

How we get around – and repair vehicles – is set for a radical transformation

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AIA Canada goes to Parliament Hill
March 15, 2019 by Adam Malik

After spending a day with Ontario’s government, the Automotive Industries Association of Canada took to Ottawa. Meetings were held with members of the federal government on Parliament Hill to discuss key issues vital to the automotive aftermarket. A recap of

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Autonomous car testing plan aims to boost public confidence
March 13, 2019 by Ramesh Santanam, The Associated Press

Companies testing autonomous vehicles in Pittsburgh will have to immediately report crashes resulting in any injuries as part of new guidelines announced Monday intended to boost public confidence in the testing after a deadly accident in Arizona last year. Karina