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We have a deal
November 28, 2018 by Adam Malik

But new free trade agreement means things won’t be ‘business as usual’

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‘It’s bad:’ Oshawa digests ‘devastating’ GM plant closure
November 27, 2018 by Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press

Shell-shocked GM workers streamed into the rain and chill wind after their union sent them home on Monday amid word that their plant would be closing by the end of 2019, dealing a blow to a city and region once

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GM in for ‘one hell of a fight’ over planned Oshawa plant closure: Union
November 27, 2018 by Armina Ligaya, The Canadian Press

The union representing workers at the General Motors assembly plant in Oshawa, Ont., are promising “one hell of a fight” after the automaker announced it would close the location along with four other facilities in the U.S. as part of

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Insurance industry pushes for action ahead of autonomous vehicles
November 26, 2018 by Adam Malik

Rather than waiting until after the fact, the insurance industry has some thoughts on what should happen with autonomous vehicles as they get closer to reality. The national body representing insurers outlined three recommendations in a position on autonomous vehicles.

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Dorman closes MAS Industries plant in Quebec
November 22, 2018 by Allan Janssen

The move, blamed on U.S. protectionism, throws 120 people out of work.

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Ottawa’s fall update responds to U.S. tax reforms
November 22, 2018 by Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press

The federal Liberals have come up with a $16-billion answer to Canada’s competitiveness concerns. Ottawa’s long-awaited plan to help Canada compete with the United States for investment dollars is the centrepiece of its latest fall economic statement, which forecasts slightly

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Ontario passes sweeping labour reform law
November 22, 2018 by Paola Loriggio, The Canadian Press

Conservative government says changes good for businesses, opposition says it’s bad for employees

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Nation’s doctors slam move to require doctor’s note for minor illnesses
November 21, 2018 by Adam Burns, The Canadian Press

A national doctors’ group is raising concerns about the Ontario government’s move to allow employers to require workers to provide a doctor’s note to explain even minor illnesses, such as the common cold. Canadian Medical Association president Dr. Gigi Osler

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MEMA calls for end to tariffs
November 14, 2018 by Adam Malik

With the announcement of a new free trade deal in North America, the U.S.-based group representing automotive suppliers wants to see the end of steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and Mexico. The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), which

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Auto Care adds new political affairs director
November 2, 2018 by Adam Malik

The U.S.-based Auto Care Association has brought in Hailey Ray as its director of political affairs. She will join the group’s government affairs department and lead the association’s political action committee, ACPAC, a bipartisan fund that seeks to elect and

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GM proposes zero emissions mandate
October 31, 2018 by Adam Malik

General Motors says it will ask the U.S. federal government for one national gas mileage standard, including a requirement that a percentage of auto companies’ sales be zero-emissions vehicles. Mark Reuss, GM’s executive vice-president of product development, said the company

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COMMENTARY: I’m sorry to see Drive Clean go… OCOT? Not so much
October 29, 2018 by Allan Janssen

A new government kills a couple of controversial programs, leaving shop owners wondering what it will mean to their businesses.