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Aftermarket suppliers to tour Amazon campus
May 27, 2019 by Renee Montague

Automotive aftermarket suppliers will meet with Amazon’s executive team on June 6 to discuss intellectual property issues and tour the retail giant’s Seattle head office. The meeting is being arranged by the Intellectual Property Council (IPC) of the Motor Equipment

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Bosch fined 90 million euros over emissions scandal
May 24, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Associated Press — German prosecutors have fined auto parts and technology company Bosch 90 million euros (CDN $135 million) over its role in the diesel emissions scandal that erupted at Volkswagen in 2015. Prosecutors in Stuttgart said Thursday that the

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Aftermarket view on telematics posted on NY Times opinion pages
May 20, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Bill Hanvey, president and CEO of the Auto Care Association, wants consumers to know how smart modern vehicles are, and why they need to care about who it’s talking to. In an opinion piece published in the New York Times

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New CAV testing ground to open in Ottawa
May 20, 2019 by Allan Janssen

A new testing ground for L5 connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) is expected to contribute to the Ontario economy and set the province up to become a leader in new transportation technology. A group dubbed “Invest Ottawa” has launched the

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Canada’s tariff standoff with U.S. comes to an end
May 17, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Canada’s year-long standoff with the Trump administration over punitive U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs is finally over, removing a key hurdle in efforts to ratify the new North American trade pact. Global Affairs Canada says the tariffs will be removed

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Nova Scotia bus technician wins judgment in racism case
May 17, 2019 by Allan Janssen

A bus technician in Halifax has been awarded almost $600,000 after the chairwoman of the province’s human rights commission ruled that he worked in poisoned work environment where widespread racial discrimination was tolerated. According to a published report, the former

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AIA to seek legislated solution to vehicle data issues
May 10, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Board of directors earmarks $250,000 from the association’s reserve accounts to pay for studies and lobbying efforts.

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Tariff issues on back burner, U.S. Vice President says
April 26, 2019 by Allan Janssen

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence says passing the new MCUSA North American trade deal takes precedence over removing tariffs. Pence was invited to address senior automotive executives on April 24, prior to a panel discussion organized by OE Supplier Association,

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OCOT eliminates most fees, reduces the rest… and stops collecting
April 16, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Ontario College of Trades fee for automotive service technicians is cut in half, and collections are suspended until new rates can be implemented.

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Tariff waffling hurting suppliers, Vision Conference hears
April 12, 2019 by Adam Malik

End the guessing game and bring back certainty, panel says

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B.C. wants zero emission cars, trucks by 2040
April 12, 2019 by The Canadian Press

All light-duty cars and trucks sold in British Columbia would have to be zero-emission by 2040 under legislation tabled recently. Energy Minister Michelle Mungall says the Zero Emission Vehicles Act aims to fight climate change by phasing out gas-powered vehicles.

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Close the border? MEMA, Auto Care say no way
April 8, 2019 by Adam Malik

Two of the automotive aftermarket’s largest groups are demanding that the United States-Mexico border stay open. The missive follows threats from U.S. President Donald Trump that his government would shut down the border over supposed border security. Trump claimed Mexico