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EDITORIAL: The cost of tariffs
September 18, 2018 by Adam Malik

Oh, what a mess things have become. U.S. President Donald Trump has been spewing threats like it’s a bodily function since before he got on the campaign trail. Now in the White House, he’s followed through on some, such as

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Fiat Chrysler pumps more money into autonomous testing
September 13, 2018 by Adam Malik

More than $30 million is being invested by Fiat Chrysler to further development and testing of autonomous vehicle and advanced safety technologies at its Chelsea Proving Grounds in southeast Michigan. The facility has a dedicated autonomous highway-speed track, 35-acre safety-feature

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High level NAFTA negotiations resuming
September 11, 2018 by Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press

Canada and the United States will restart high-level talks Tuesday on the North American Free Trade Agreement as Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland returns to Washington in hope of making progress on stubborn differences. Freeland and her counterpart, U.S. Trade

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Ford recalling 2 million F-150s over seat belts
September 7, 2018 by Adam Malik

Under pressure from U.S. safety regulators, Ford is recalling about two million F-150 pickup trucks in North America, including nearly 340,000 in Canada, because the seat belts can spark and cause fires when they deploy during a crash. The recall

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AARO says right-to-repair efforts should not be “best-kept secret”
September 6, 2018 by Allan Janssen

The Automotive Aftermarket Retailers of Ontario says it will hold regular public meetings to keep its members abreast of the latest developments on the right-to-repair front in Canada. The association, which recently resigned from the National Automotive Trades Association (NATA),

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Ontario association abandons CASIS, NATA
September 5, 2018 by Allan Janssen

In the ongoing ‘Right to Repair’ battle, AARO says it will hitch its wagon to American-based NASTF.

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Trump notifies Congress of US trade deal with Mexico and Canada, if it’s willing
September 4, 2018 by Adam Malik

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland gave a cold shoulder to U.S. President Donald Trump and cozied up instead to her American trade counterpart Friday as Canada’s effort to re-enter the North American free-trade fold fell short of meeting its end-of-week

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Decisions being made as Trump’s NAFTA deadline looms
August 31, 2018 by James McCarten, The Canadian Press

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says the time has come for high-level decisions on the future of NAFTA. She said Thursday that around-the-clock work by officials has armed negotiating teams with the documents they need to start making some concrete

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NAFTA: Canada, U.S. see common ground on autos as talks resume
August 29, 2018 by Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press

Canada and the U.S. agreed Tuesday that one of NAFTA’s most significant hurdles – defining the content rules of North American autos – may have been resolved by Monday’s side deal between the Trump administration and Mexico. The White House

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Threat to exclude Canada from trade deal may not be legal: experts
August 29, 2018 by Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press

Donald Trump’s administration is giving Canada until Friday to sign onto a bilateral trade deal between the U.S. and Mexico or be treated as “a real outsider” against whom punishing tariffs on autos will be imposed. But trade experts are

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Canada to rejoin NAFTA talks after US, Mexico agree to overhaul trade pact
August 28, 2018 by Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press

Canada will rejoin face-to-face negotiations with the United States and Mexico on Tuesday after the two continental partners reached a bilateral deal that raised fresh concerns about the fate of the North American Free Trade Agreement. U.S. President Donald Trump

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Optimism in Canadian auto sector despite tariff threats
August 28, 2018 by Ian Bickis, The Canadian Press

A potential trade deal between the U.S. and Mexico has been greeted with cautious optimism in the Canadian automotive sector despite renewed threats by U.S. President Donald Trump to impose tariffs on the industry. Trump said Monday the U.S. and