Retail Dealers urged to discuss with customers the perils of long-term loans Loans of 84 months or longer made up more than 50 per cent of all automotive financing in Canada in the first half of 2019. If a dealer in Ontario fails to disclose the negative-equity risks associated with long-term financing, they could be exposed to provincial Consumer Protection Act charges. Executives AutoCanada has its 3rd CFO in a year Suppliers Nemak to shut Canada plant that supplies GM in China Cars & Concepts Ford plans Bronco-based pickup, forecast firm says Automakers Ontario writes off $445M in old Chrysler debt from bailout Trade and Tariffs VIDEO: USMCA ratification 'critically important' to Canada, says finance minister Cars & Concepts VW Canada drops its last 2 wagon models Retail 1st fleet of Toyota fuel cell Mirais sold in B.C. goes to Ballard Power Systems employees Retail Long-term financing is getting longer Mobility B.C. continues to add charging stations to increase range for electric vehicles B.C. recently installed 12 new charging stations and more are due to be completed later this summer on Vancouver Island and in the Cariboo, Prince George and Hazelton areas, raising the number of stations across the province to more than 1,700. Government Regulations Canada's auto industry fears blowback over government's tough emissions stance Canada’s siding with California when it comes to stricter emissions standards may make environmental sense, but industry officials say it could jeopardize trade and make the country an outcast in the eyes of the U.S. government. Recalls Mazda3 sedans recalled because headrests could detach in crashes The automaker says the fabric on the driver and front passenger seatbacks might not be installed correctly on 3,000 Mazda3 sedans from the 2019 model year and the material can interfere with the headrest release buttons. Labour Unifor praises UAW's 'nice and aggressive' start to contract talks with Detroit 3 Contract talks between the United Auto Workers in the United States and the Detroit Three kicked off with a ceremonial handshake and tough talk from the union, which says it "will protect our work, our jobs and our way of life." Similar talks in Canada don't start until next year, but Unifor already says it also wants "a bigger piece of the pie." Automakers Lexus confirms LC convertible The Japanese premium brand's sexiest car is about to go topless. Lexus says it's coming "in the near future," but judging by the prototype, it looks set to arrive very, very soon. Retail Canadian software firm gets $1.5M from Ottawa to create data hub for dealers Calgary’s Quorum Information Technologies Inc. is getting the interest-free repayable government loan to develop a data hub for dealerships and use artificial intelligence to increase efficiency, sales leads and revenue at stores across the country. Cars & Concepts TAKE FIVE: While others redesign, Cadillac seeks breakthrough with something new Automotive News Canada’s Take Five is a look at five new, refreshed or retooled vehicles that are destined for or have recently entered the Canadian market. Here's a look at offerings from Cadillac, Toyota, Subaru, Nissan and Mazda. Technology THE UNOBVIOUS ONES: When it comes to infotainment, every millisecond counts For Kugatheesan Linganathan, infotainment can’t move fast enough; Felix Comeau’s mission is to end impaired driving; and there are no “typical days” at Toyota for Scott MacKenzie.They are the latest group of Unobvious Ones flying below the radar in Canada’s auto industry. Technology Amazon expanding reach in the automotive industry Amazon is expected to grow its Alexa-enabled offerings in the coming months and years, including a significant expansion into the embedded software systems of vehicles. Executives FCA says sales chief, Canada CEO Bigland doesn't merit whistleblower status The unusual public dispute between FCA and its sales chief has continued to fester in the courts over the last few months while Bigland remains the face of the automaker to its U.S. dealers and is still the CEO of FCA Canada. 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.