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CAF to spearhead national strategy for women in trades
September 11, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF) says it will develop a National Strategy for Women in Trades by 2020. The forum has announced that a task force of its members from across the country will oversee the development of a strategy,

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June numbers reflect strong economy: Statistics Canada
September 3, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Statistics Canada reports that Canada’s economy expanded for the fourth month in a row in June, as 17 of the 20 industries the data agency tracks expanded. GDP grew by 0.2 per cent overall, as a 0.2 per cent decline

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N.S. police raise the alarm over phoney MVI stickers
August 29, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Police in Nova Scotia say they found 27 fake motor vehicle inspection (MVI) stickers during multiple spot-checks on Halifax and Dartmouth roads last week. The traffic blitz also discovered 20 legitimate MVI stickers that had exired. In all, some 94

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New AASA boss to take an international approach
August 28, 2019 by Allan Janssen

New president and COO Paul McCarthy anticipates more collaboration between global aftermarket players.

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Advisory committee established to promote skilled trades
August 19, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The federal government has created an advisory committee to help promote apprenticeships and skilled trades across Canada. Founding members of the committee are Mandy Rennehan, founder and CEO of Freshco; Jamie McMillan, an ironworker and the founder of KickAss Careers;

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May GDP numbers show Canadian economy catching up after weak start
August 5, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Canada‘s economy grew by 0.2 per cent in May, according to the latest numbers from Statistics Canada. It is the third increase in as many months, thanks to a rebound in manufacturing. The Conference Board of Canada say the news

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Automakers concerned about Canadian support for CaIifornia emissions policy
June 28, 2019 by Renee Montague

The Global Automakers of Canada (GAC) say siding with California’s vehicle emissions plan could be putting the cart before the horse. The GAC expressed their concern over the recent announcement that Canada has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with California

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KYB meets with senator to discuss industry concerns
June 27, 2019 by Renee Montague

KYB Americas recently hosted U.S. Senator Todd Young at the company’s Franklin, Ind., manufacturing facility. The Senator’s visit included a plant tour, as well as a meeting with KYB executives, in which several issues threatening the industry such as the

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Ontario dealership fined after workers injured under faulty hoist
June 26, 2019 by Allan Janssen

A car dealership in Kirkland Lake, Ont. has been fined $45,000 for failing to protect the health and safety of its workers, after a vehicle fell off a lift, injuring two service technicians. Lake Shore Motors must also pay a

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Transport Canada to review GM brake issues
June 25, 2019 by Renee Montague

Following the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)’s probe in November, Transport Canada has opened a probe into braking issues in nearly 250,000 General Motors full-size pickups and SUVs. Transport Canada’s probe covers 249,700 2015 through 2017 model year

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Trade confidence at lowest point in seven years: EDC
June 14, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Export Development Canada says trade confidence among Canadian exporters has hit its lowest level in seven years. According to an annual survey, all five components of EDC’s index were down, continuing the decline seen in the 2018 year-end survey. The

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MEMA applauds suspension of threatened Mexico tariffs
June 10, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association has heralded U.S President Donald Trump’s decision not to impose tariffs on all goods coming from Mexico into the United States. “We are pleased that he heard the motor vehicle parts supplier industry, which