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New vehicle sales plunge in November
December 6, 2018 by The Canadian Press

But numbers are still ahead of 2016’s pace. This could be the second biggest year for sales overall.

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GM transformation makes it the latest auto giant to pivot towards technology
November 28, 2018 by Tara Deschamps, The Canadian Press

When General Motors Canada workers in Oshawa put down their tools and headed home Monday morning after being told their plant will shut down next year, the automaker billed the closure and impending layoffs as part of a transformation towards

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GM job cuts, closures not a symptom of Trump’s trade agenda, analysts say
November 27, 2018 by By James McCarten, The Canadian Press

Donald Trump’s tariff battles with Canada, Mexico, China and Europe have inflated the cost of steel, making it more expensive to build cars in North America, but General Motors’ decision to close factories and lay off thousands of people is

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‘It’s bad:’ Oshawa digests ‘devastating’ GM plant closure
November 27, 2018 by Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press

Shell-shocked GM workers streamed into the rain and chill wind after their union sent them home on Monday amid word that their plant would be closing by the end of 2019, dealing a blow to a city and region once

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Politicians promise help for GM workers; stress that saving plant hopeless
November 27, 2018 by Andy Blatchford and Shawn Jeffords, The Canadian Press

Provincial and federal leaders alike conceded the futility of trying to persuade General Motors to keep its Oshawa, Ont., automotive plant running beyond 2019, and instead focused on finding ways to ease the pain of more than 2,500 workers who

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GM in for ‘one hell of a fight’ over planned Oshawa plant closure: Union
November 27, 2018 by Armina Ligaya, The Canadian Press

The union representing workers at the General Motors assembly plant in Oshawa, Ont., are promising “one hell of a fight” after the automaker announced it would close the location along with four other facilities in the U.S. as part of

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General Motors to close Oshawa plant
November 26, 2018 by The Canadian Press

General Motors Canada will announce on Monday that it’s closing its plant in Oshawa, Ont., in a move that will affect thousands of jobs in the city east of Toronto, The Canadian Press has learned. The closure of the Oshawa

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VW wants to storm car market with cheaper electric model
November 23, 2018 by David McHugh, The Associated Press

Volkswagen intends to invest 44 billion euros (US$50 billion) in the electric and autonomous car technologies expected to reshape the industry – and said it would make battery-powered vehicles more accessible to mass-market auto buyers by selling its new I.D.

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Nissan board fires Ghosn as chairman following arrest
November 23, 2018 by Yuri Kageyama, The Associated Press

Nissan fired Carlos Ghosn as chairman, ending his nearly two-decade reign at the Japanese automaker due to alleged serious misconduct, including under-reporting of his income and misuse of company assets. In an hours-long meeting, the company’s board of directors voted

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Auto sales dip again in October
November 7, 2018 by The Associated Press

DesRosiers Automotive Consultants says new light vehicle sales were down by 1.9 per cent in October compared with the same month last year. Sales were down by about 3,000 units to 161,125 as a 0.2 per cent climb in light

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New technologies will double repair bills: report
November 5, 2018 by Allan Janssen

According to AAA, vehicles equipped with advanced driver assistance systems can cost twice as much to repair following a collision.

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Survey predicts decline in vehicle ownership, fewer dealerships
November 2, 2018 by Allan Janssen

Automobile dealers are predicting a sharp decline in vehicle ownership in the coming years, but those who are most forward-looking see new forms of mobility as an opportunity. That’s according to the latest Cox Automotive study, called “Evolution of Mobility: