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Canada Training Benefit could be boon or a bust
June 3, 2019 by Renee Montague

Providing employees with leave and job protection so they can take training could be a disaster for small businesses, warns the president of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB). Dan Kelly said the federal government’s recently announced Canada Training

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April’s new car sales fall short of April 2018
June 3, 2019 by Renee Montague

Canadian sales of light passenger vehicles fell in April, compared to April 2018, according to analysis from DesRosier Automotive Consulting. All passenger car segments fell except the low-volume luxury compact segment, up 3.5% for the month, the consulting firm has

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MEMA opposes tariffs on Mexico imports, urges implementation of USMCA
May 31, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The Motor & Equipment Manufacturing Association says imposing tariffs on all goods crossing the Mexican border will not provide a more secure border for the U.S. In a statement released today (May 31) the association said tariffs would only serve as

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Mister Transmission heads to the track with All North Racing Series and MAVTV
May 31, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Mister Transmission will be the “Victory Lane Presenting Sponsor” of a six-race series hosted by All North Racing Powered by Pinty’s. The first race is tonight, (May 31) at the Ohsweken Speedway, near Brantford, Ont. All North Racing Powered by

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Under deal with Brake Parts Inc. Transit Warehouse to carry Vortex brand
May 31, 2019 by Allan Janssen

With distribution centres in Quebec, Newfoundland, and Ontario, Transit Warehouse now offers the full line of Vortex OE-quality friction from Brake Parts Inc. Vortex provides a complete program with over 920 SKUs and coverage for more than 2,200 different vehicles.

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Predictive analytics firm Pitstop gets $1.5 million in venture capital funding
May 31, 2019 by Renee Montague

Pitstop will receive an injection of $1.5 million in seed funding from a Canadian venture capital fund. The Toronto-based predictive analytics firm says the money will be used to continue to develop a platform that can anticipate vehicle failures before

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Why do people choose to be self-employed? Freedom!
May 31, 2019 by Renee Montague

Most Canadian entrepreneurs go down the path of self-employment because they’re looking for financial independence and freedom. That’s the main take away from a recent study by Statistics Canada that looked at reasons why people choose to be self-employed. The

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By the Numbers: Statistics about the business we do
May 30, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Stats that put the North American automotive aftermarket into perspective.

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Canadians worried, confused about autonomous vehicles
May 30, 2019 by Renee Montague

More than 55 percent of Canadians believe autonomous vehicles have benefits but the vast majority harbour deep-seated fears and confusion about the technology, according to the Canadian Automobile Association. A recent CAA poll shows that 83% of Canadians have only a vague

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Retail sales of auto parts in Canada increased
May 30, 2019 by Renee Montague

Retail sales of auto parts in Canada was up in March, according to analysis from Statistics Canada. Auto parts sales rose to $878 million in March 2019. That’s up 7.2% from last March’s sales of $819 million. The auto parts

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CASIS chairman, collision industry advocate John Norris passes away
May 29, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Visitation will be Thursday, June 6, 2019 at Cresmount Funeral Home, 322 Fennell Avenue East, Hamilton, Ont. from 2 to 5 p.m. 

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Fleet registrations continue to rise in North America
May 29, 2019 by Renee Montague

According to new numbers from IHS Markit and DesRosiers Automotive Consultants, approximately 20.9 per cent of new vehicles sales were dedicated to fleets last year. The last three years have seen a small but steady increase in fleet sales, according