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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

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AASA, MEMA fight back against law targeting aftermarket parts
March 12, 2019 by Adam Malik

A proposed law to discourage the sale of aftermarket parts is facing backlash from the associations representing the industry. A Nevada bill recently proposed calls on insurers to not use aftermarket parts when repairing physical damage to a motor vehicle

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Ontario wants biz input on gender wage gap law
March 5, 2019 by By Allison Jones, The Canadian Press

Ontario is gathering feedback on legislation aimed at eliminating the gender wage gap, including asking businesses how onerous pay transparency reporting would be. The Progressive Conservative government paused implementation last year of a law from the previous Liberal government that

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Get the asbestos out
March 1, 2019 by Adam Malik

Government ban means jobbers can’t sell any product with the harmful substance

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Magna says tariffs still a problem, but USMCA could eventually give it a leg up
February 28, 2019 by Christopher Reynolds, The Canadian Press

The head of Magna International Inc. says U.S. tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum continue to dent the auto parts maker, but suggested President Donald Trump’s move to rev up production lines on U.S. soil could give it an advantage.

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Ford probes whether gas mileage was overstated
February 27, 2019 by Tom Krisher, The Associated Press

Ford Motor Co. has launched an investigation into whether it overstated gas mileage and understated emissions from a wide range of vehicles. The company said that in September, a group of employees reported possible problems with a mathematical model used

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MEMA raises alarm over failed California talks
February 26, 2019 by Adam Malik

The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association has issued a warning over collapsed negotiations in California. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) were negotiating with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) on the Safer