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Where the latest EV chargers will be installed
August 4, 2022 by Adam Malik

EV Week in Canada in July spurred a number of new announcements for charging stations for electric vehicles by the federal government. In Ontario, a $765,000 investment in Peak Power Inc. to install 117 EV chargers across the province was

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Feds announce medium, heavy-duty ZEV program
July 22, 2022 by Adam Malik

The federal government is bringing in new Incentives for vehicles not considered light-duty. The Medium- and Heavy-Duty Zero-Emission Vehicles (iMHZEV) Program started on July 11. It’s a four-year program with close to $550 million available. It is designed to help

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Right to repair decision delayed again
July 5, 2022 by Adam Malik

A much-anticipated court decision that is expected to have significant implications for automotive right to repair efforts has been delayed yet again. District Judge Douglas Woodlock was expected to deliver a long-awaited verdict on a lawsuit from automakers lawsuit challenging

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What the fallout of successful R2R legislation could be
May 27, 2022 by Adam Malik

Right to repair legislation in the United States has the backing to see it put in place. But could the next moves from automakers end up hurting consumers? That’s the question on the mind of Ann Wilson, senior vice president

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Vancouver proposing fees on gas stations to boost EV chargers
May 19, 2022 by Adam Malik

Gas stations and parking lots in Vancouver could be charged $10,000 per year if they don’t provide charging stations for electric vehicles if a city proposal goes through. Vancouver has the most EVs in Canada, according to Kijiji Autos. B.C.

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B.C. looks to bring back skilled trades certification
February 22, 2022 by Adam Malik

After being eliminated in 2003, a new act has been introduced in British Columbia to make certification in the skilled trades compulsory again. B.C. legislature introduced the Skilled Trades BC Act last week. The government said it will support and

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Right to repair bill introduced in Canada
February 8, 2022 by Adam Malik

A bill focused on ‘right to repair’ is back on the table in Canada. Legislation was introduced in Canada by Brian Masse, an NDP member of Parliament representing Windsor West in Ontario, as a private member’s bill. If passed, the

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U.S. also moves forward on right to repair
February 8, 2022 by Adam Malik

Right to repair has taken a major step forward in the United States for a trio of industries, including the automotive aftermarket. American lawmakers introduced three bills related to right to repair, one for each of the automotive, agriculture and

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Why it’s important the U.S. moves on right to repair
February 8, 2022 by Adam Malik

With news that legislation has been introduced separately in the United States and Canada on right to repair, American automotive aftermarket leaders know the outcome of the proposed bill in their country will have ripple effects around the world. Speaking

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Pushing for better onboard tech safety
February 4, 2022 by Adam Malik

There’s a lack of regulatory oversight into onboard vehicle technology and industry advocates want to see better guidance and consumer awareness. There are many risks around increasingly complex vehicle controls. Concerns have been raised by several advocacy groups over the

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ASW Conversations: Labour minister talks Skilled Trades Ontario
February 3, 2022 by Adam Malik

Auto Service World – ASW Conversations: Labour minister talks Skilled Trades Ontario Just days after Ontario’s government announced the launch of a new agency for the skilled trades, the minister behind Skilled Trades Ontario all joined us for a chat.

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Quebec tightens ZEV target date
February 3, 2022 by Adam Malik

Quebec wants only zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) sold in the province by 2035. The provincial government is proposing a change to the ZEV standard to that 100 per cent of auto sales in Quebec are of vehicles emitting no emissions. The