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Tariff tiff with China not doing any good: MEMA
July 18, 2018 by Adam Malik

The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association is warning that retaliatory tariffs with China will cause harm to the automotive industry. After more tariffs were placed on Chinese products, the MEMA believes core issues, like intellectual property rights protections, could fall

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End of Ontario EV rebates expected to hurt sales
July 16, 2018 by Ian Bickis, The Canadian Press

Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s decision to cancel rebates for electric vehicles in the province is expected to have a knock-on effect on sales. David Adams, president of the Global Automakers of Canada industry association, said Friday that experience elsewhere shows

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More charging stations set up in B.C.
July 6, 2018 by Adam Malik

BC Hydro is expanding its network of electric vehicle charging stations. The Crown utility says 28 new stations complete the second phase of its fast-charging network and are in addition to the 30 stations opened in 2016. Thirteen of the

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University of Alberta gets connected vehicle funding
July 4, 2018 by Adam Malik

Half-a-million dollars is going to the University of Alberta to help Canadian cities prepare for connected and autonomous vehicles. The funding will be going towards a “project to pilot the enhanced privacy of connected vehicle communications,” the federal government said

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Small biz group asks provinces to not be like feds
June 29, 2018 by Adam Malik

CFIB wants small business tax rate to be made available to SMEs regardless of existing passive investments

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Auto tariffs could lead to ‘Carmageddon’
June 27, 2018 by John Ward and Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press

Trade war could lead to economic peril, groups warn MPs

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Midwest shops excited about change, new association says
June 27, 2018 by Allan Janssen

ASA Midwest to change name to Midwest Auto Care Alliance in September, following decision to split from national group.

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Backup driver in fatal Uber crash was distracted: police
June 22, 2018 by Tom Krisher And Jacques Billeaud, The Associated Press

The human backup driver in an autonomous Uber SUV was streaming the television show “The Voice” and looking downward just before fatally striking a pedestrian in suburban Phoenix, according to a police report. The 300-page report released Thursday night by

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SkillsOntario to work with OCOT to promote trades
June 22, 2018 by Allan Janssen

The Ontario College of Trades has signed a deal with SkillsOntario to work together to raise awareness about skilled trades. OCOT CEO and registrar George Gritziotis and SkillsOntario CEO Ian Howcroft have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to enhance their

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OCOT looks for input on developing its next five-year-plan
June 21, 2018 by Allan Janssen

Ontario College of Trades plans to increase member engagement and make skilled trades more meaningful, attractive, and rewarding.

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SEMA speaks out as trade rhetoric intensifies
June 20, 2018 by Allan Janssen

The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) has gone on record, saying tariffs imposed by the U.S. government are harming American companies, workers, and consumers. SEMA says its member companies are now grappling with higher-priced steel and aluminum because of global

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Auto tariffs would chill economic output: report
June 20, 2018 by The Canadian Press

A new analysis by TD Economics says that if the United States goes ahead with tariffs on auto imports it could cut Canadian economic growth by half a percentage point and threaten up to one in five Ontario manufacturing jobs.