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Tesla Motors sues Ontario over vehicle rebates
August 20, 2018 by Dan Healing, The Canadian Press

The Canadian arm of Tesla, Inc., is taking the Ontario government to court, claiming it has been treated unfairly in the cancellation of a program providing rebates to residents who bought electric vehicles. In an application for judicial review, Tesla

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US firms to Trump: Don’t raise tariffs on more Chinese goods
August 20, 2018 by Paul Wiseman, The Associated Press

Fishermen off the Alaskan coast. A Florida maker of boat trailers. A building materials distributor in Tennessee. Those and hundreds of other American businesses are delivering the same plea to President Donald Trump as he considers imposing tariffs on nearly

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Feds preparing response in case of auto tariffs
August 16, 2018 by Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press

Government doesn’t share specifics but ‘We’re taking nothing off the table at this stage.’

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Canada now reviewing emissions regulations
August 15, 2018 by Mia Rabson, The Canadian Press

Canada will review the joint vehicle emissions standards it has with the United States before it decides what to do about the U.S.’s plan to weaken those standards in the coming years. Environment Minister Catherine McKenna will unveil a discussion

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Tariff uncertainty pushes Magna stock plunge
August 14, 2018 by David Paddon, The Canadian Press

Magna International Inc. stock had one of its biggest one-day declines of the year last week after it lowered expectations for the second half of 2018 amid uncertainty surrounding tariffs and trade negotiations involving the United States and other countries

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Trump threatens auto tariffs against Canada if talks fail
August 13, 2018 by Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press

Donald Trump launched a fresh auto-tariff threat against Canada at a time when Ottawa finds itself in a holding pattern on NAFTA negotiations as it awaits the completion of one-on-one talks between the United States and Mexico. In a tweet

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Auto engineers say CAFE targets will carry steep cost: survey
August 9, 2018 by Allan Janssen

Almost half of engineered surveyed by WardsAuto have expressed reservations about the industry’s ability to meet CAFE targets for 2025 without significant job losses and reduced consumer choice. The automotive industry consulting firm said 46% of 486 automotive engineers and

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CFIB calls on Ontario to halt pension changes
August 8, 2018 by Adam Malik

New Canadian Pension Plan premiums set for the new year, but group calling for delay

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Trump admin links gas mileage to risk for drivers
August 3, 2018 by By Tom Krisher And Ellen Knickmeyer, The Associated Press

The Trump administration says people would drive more and be exposed to increased risk if their cars get better gas mileage, an argument intended to justify freezing Obama-era toughening of fuel standards. Transportation experts dispute the arguments, contained in a

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AIA rebrands labour project as AutoConnex
August 3, 2018 by Allan Janssen

The Automotive Industries Association of Canada has rebranded what was originally conceived as an ambitious Aftermarket Labour Market Intelligence project. The project will now be called AutoConnex, with a planned website that will be the focal point of “a movement

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Canada threatens retaliation if auto tariffs imposed
July 20, 2018 by Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press

The federal government has sent a blunt warning to the Trump administration: if it slaps Canada with auto tariffs, Canada will hit back. Canada’s deputy ambassador to the U.S. delivered the message Thursday in Washington during testimony at U.S. Commerce

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Trump tariffs would cause vehicle prices to soar, wipe out jobs: report
July 20, 2018 by David Paddon, The Canadian Press

The average price of imported vehicles sold in the United States could jump by thousands of dollars if the Trump administration imposes tariffs under a worst-case scenario provided by the Center for Automotive Research. The Michigan-based think-tank estimates U.S. consumers