Subscription Required Labour Unifor has ‘hands full’ as Detroit 3 talks begin Contracts between Unifor, which represents about 20,000 workers in this round of negotiations, and the Detroit automakers expire on Sept. 21. Unifor President Jerry Dias has said the union will push for product commitments from the companies at each of their Canadian factories Subscription Required Drive for Diversity Corporate leadership urged to reflect population Subscription Required Drive for Diversity Hyundai Canada uses A.I. to remove hiring biases watch video Retail Forum: Dealer Discussions RETAIL FORUM DEALER DISCUSSIONS | By The Numbers: Is that light at the end of the tunnel or another train? Coronavirus COMPLETE COVERAGE: Coronavirus and the Canadian auto industry Subscription Required Drive for Diversity A lifetime spent stamping out racism on the shop floor Subscription Required Retail AutoCanada Q2 bit by pandemic, but recovery underway, executive chair says Subscription Required Retail Industry mourns loss of Ted Valentine, former head of Canada's dealers association Subscription Required Executives GM finance chief Suryadevara departs Subscription Required Cars & Concepts Cadillac goes big, again — this time with screens CANADA CONVERSATIONS Canada Conversations: August 7, 2020 | J.D. Power’s Robert Karwel on incentives, inventory and changing consumer habits J.D. Power Canada’s Robert Karwel says the retail rebound has left Canada’s auto industry “decently healthy” and not needing to “get crazy with incentives.” He also thinks “2021 is going to be a strong model year for selling." All Canada conversation podcasts Suppliers Martinrea posts $146.9M loss in Q2 due to COVID-19 Martinrea quarterly revenues plunged 51.4 per cent to $460.6 million from $948.5 million in the prior year. The company says it expects a strong third quarter as automakers replenish low vehicle inventories, with sales of $850 million to $950 million. Subscription Required Retail The king of off-road goes electric, reaches upscale, thinks bigger Jeep is on a new-product wave, reaching into new segments as it expands its global brand presence. Suppliers Fisker has tentative deal for Magna Steyr to build its electric SUV in Austria Fisker said it expects to reach a definitive agreement "in the next few months" to have Magna Steyr start production of the Fisker Ocean at its Graz, Austria, plant as early as the fourth quarter of 2022. Subscription Required Electric Vehicles New numbers show pandemic hit EV sales harder than industry average Statistics show 9,069 EVs were sold during the second quarter of the year, compared to 18,032 in the same period in 2019. Additionally, their market share fell to 2.9 per cent in Q2 from 3.4 per cent in 2019. Subscription Required Executives Magna hires former Ford AV exec to help lead r&d unit Sherif Marakby, once a key executive in charge of autonomous vehicle development at Ford Motor Co., has been named Magna's executive vice-president of research and development. Trade and Tariffs Trump reimposes Canadian aluminum import tariff to stem ‘flood’; Canada retaliates The U.S. president originally imposed the tariffs on aluminum imports in 2018. He then lifted them last year on Canadian and Mexican metals to smooth the way for the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement. Suppliers Linamar posts Q2 net loss of $37.9M as sales fall by more than 50% “We are through the toughest part and now laser-focused on restarting... and recovering,” CEO Linda Hasenfratz said. Subscription Required Cars & Concepts Cadillac pushes into EVs, autonomy with Lyriq Cadillac's first fully electric vehicle, due in 2022, will offer more than 480 kilometres of range and advanced driver-assist technology. Subscription Required Retail How the pandemic could sway transit riders to vehicle ownership Evidence suggests a shift in commuter mentality, that vehicle ownership will reduce exposure to mass transit crowds that could spread COVID-19. Subscription Required Electric Vehicles EV rebates in B.C. now available to businesses, non-profits The rebates range from $1,700 to $50,000, covering everything from electric motorcycles to cube trucks and shuttle buses. Load More Digital Edition View latest issue See our archive Sign up for free newsletters Breaking News Alerts (as needed) Weekly News Summary (Mondays) Daily News Summary (weekdays) Yes, send me info about special editorial content, new features, events, subscriptions, webinars and research from Automotive News Canada Yes, send me info and whitepapers from select third-party partners of Automotive News Canada EMAIL ADDRESS Please enter a valid email address. Please enter your email address. Please select at least one newsletter to subscribe.