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Dorman closes MAS Industries plant in Quebec
November 22, 2018 by Allan Janssen

The move, blamed on U.S. protectionism, throws 120 people out of work.

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Ottawa’s fall update responds to U.S. tax reforms
November 22, 2018 by Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press

The federal Liberals have come up with a $16-billion answer to Canada’s competitiveness concerns. Ottawa’s long-awaited plan to help Canada compete with the United States for investment dollars is the centrepiece of its latest fall economic statement, which forecasts slightly

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Ontario passes sweeping labour reform law
November 22, 2018 by Paola Loriggio, The Canadian Press

Conservative government says changes good for businesses, opposition says it’s bad for employees

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Nation’s doctors slam move to require doctor’s note for minor illnesses
November 21, 2018 by Adam Burns, The Canadian Press

A national doctors’ group is raising concerns about the Ontario government’s move to allow employers to require workers to provide a doctor’s note to explain even minor illnesses, such as the common cold. Canadian Medical Association president Dr. Gigi Osler

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MEMA calls for end to tariffs
November 14, 2018 by Adam Malik

With the announcement of a new free trade deal in North America, the U.S.-based group representing automotive suppliers wants to see the end of steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and Mexico. The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), which

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Auto Care adds new political affairs director
November 2, 2018 by Adam Malik

The U.S.-based Auto Care Association has brought in Hailey Ray as its director of political affairs. She will join the group’s government affairs department and lead the association’s political action committee, ACPAC, a bipartisan fund that seeks to elect and

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GM proposes zero emissions mandate
October 31, 2018 by Adam Malik

General Motors says it will ask the U.S. federal government for one national gas mileage standard, including a requirement that a percentage of auto companies’ sales be zero-emissions vehicles. Mark Reuss, GM’s executive vice-president of product development, said the company

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COMMENTARY: I’m sorry to see Drive Clean go… OCOT? Not so much
October 29, 2018 by Allan Janssen

A new government kills a couple of controversial programs, leaving shop owners wondering what it will mean to their businesses.

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Ontario scrapping minimum wage hike, other reforms
October 24, 2018 by Shawn Jeffords, The Canadian Press

Ontario will cap minimum wage at $14 an hour until fall 2020 as part of a rollback of labour reforms introduced by the previous Liberal regime, the Progressive Conservative government announced Tuesday, drawing praise from businesses and criticism from unions

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Ontario to ‘wind down’ much maligned College of Trades
October 23, 2018 by Allan Janssen

Fate of the college will be sealed with the passing of the Conservative Party’s “Making Ontario Open for Business Act.”

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The winners and losers in the new NAFTA
October 3, 2018 by By Atif Kubursi, McMaster University, via The Canadian Press

NAFTA is out but the United States-Mexico-Canada-Agreement (USMCA) is in. But how different is USMCA from NAFTA? Who loses and who wins? Canadian negotiators and government officials are singing the praises of the new deal, still subject to approval by

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Trade deal reached between Canada, U.S and Mexico
October 1, 2018 by By James McCarten, The Canadian Press

A new era in North American free trade dawned in the dead of night Sunday as a 14-month NAFTA modernization effort between Canada, the U.S. and Mexico finally came to fruition with just hours to spare before an end-of-weekend deadline.