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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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Insurance industry pushes for action ahead of autonomous vehicles
November 26, 2018 by Adam Malik

Rather than waiting until after the fact, the insurance industry has some thoughts on what should happen with autonomous vehicles as they get closer to reality. The national body representing insurers outlined three recommendations in a position on autonomous vehicles.

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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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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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Continental adds sales technical training specialist
November 22, 2018 by Adam Malik

Continental has named Allen Selzler as its sales technical training specialist for its automotive interior division, commercial vehicles and aftermarket area. He will be responsible for the organization, co-ordination and execution of regional presentations and demonstrations with prospective and existing

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Electronic driving systems don’t always work, tests show
November 21, 2018 by Tom Krisher, The Associated Press

Testing by AAA shows that electronic driver assist systems on the road today may not keep vehicles in their lanes or spot stationary objects in time to avoid a crash. The tests brought a warning from the auto club that

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Delphi expands portfolio
November 21, 2018 by Adam Malik

Delphi Technologies Aftermarket unveiled expansions to its North American product portfolio. The company will be bringing in broader options in fuel handling, planning to reach a full-line steering and suspension offerings by 2020 and introducing a more comprehensive suite of