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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

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Ontario creates new agency to boost trades
January 27, 2022 by Adam Malik

The Ontario government has launched a new Crown agency to address the skilled trades labour shortage. Announced Jan. 25 by the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development, Skilled Trades Ontario is expected to improve trades training and simplify services,

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Japan moving towards L4 autonomous
January 18, 2022 by Adam Malik

The Japanese market may soon become the next hot spot for autonomous vehicles. Japan’s National Police Agency has been given the go-ahead to create a legal framework for Level 4 self-driving cars within limited areas. L4, considered ‘high driving automation,’

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Details on the Mercedes-Benz diesel class actions settlement
December 14, 2021 by Adam Malik

Mercedes-Benz’s American and Canadian operations have agreed to a settlement on a diesel emissions class action lawsuit. The agreement affects about 83,000 BlueTEC diesel vehicles in Canada. The proposed settlement, announced by law firm Koskie Minsky LLP, will provide cash

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Can ‘right to disconnect’ laws actually work?
October 29, 2021 by Adam Malik

As many remote employees have discovered over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, the lines between work time and home life have been blurred. In what is said to be an effort to protect workers and ensure bosses can’t make