Government Regulations Canada, California sign memorandum to advance cleaner vehicles, fuels Canadian Environment Minister Catherine McKenna and California Gov. Gavin Newsom say they will work together to develop the best achievable standards to reduce air pollution and greenhouse gases from road vehicles. Retail Auto Show 101: Georgian College event preps students for industry's future Automakers Windsor plant's future depends on FCA's minivan strategy Executives FCA shuffles execs for key brands in N.A. as Canadian Morrison heads up Jeep Automakers FCA extends Windsor minivan plant's third shift by 3 weeks for fleet order Technology BlackBerry, LG expand partnership to build better AV cockpits Automakers For automakers, new tech represents 'profit deserts' Technology Ambitious AV elements part of Sidewalk Labs' Toronto master plan Labour Unifor says GM Oshawa closure could throw 1,700 parts workers out of a job Recalls Porsche recalls about 9,000 vehicles in Canada over faulty gear shifters The transmission shifter could detach from the transmission, leaving the driver to believe the vehicle is in gear — or park — when it is not. Cars & Concepts BMW doubles down on driving with Vision M Next concept The BMW Vision M Next is a low-slung, two-door, 600-hp, plug-in hybrid concept that previews the brand's design and technology roadmap. Automakers Volvo's Polestar plan inspired by Tesla — up to a point So far, about 35 North American Volvo dealers — three of those in Canada — have expressed interest in a Polestar franchise. Suppliers Magna 1 of 4 Canadian companies on Automotive News' list of top 100 suppliers Four Canada-based auto parts makers find themselves on the Automotive News Top 100 Global Suppliers List. It’s the same number as a year ago. But there was some movement — both up and down — among their rankings. Opinion Canada needs a transition plan as it moves from assembly to r&d As more assembly plants find themselves in danger of closing in the long term, the federal and provincial governments must put an emphasis on helping displaced autoworkers at assembly and supplier plants transition into new jobs. Suppliers Magna founder's $500M legal battle sucks in family, friends and 50 lawyers, magazine says Magna International founder Frank Stronach initiated the court proceedings that now include eight litigants — most of them blood relatives of the auto parts magnate — and at least 50 lawyers with no end to the legal wrangling in sight, according to an in-depth feature in Toronto Life magazine. Trade and Tariffs Canadian suppliers, dealers feel lasting effects of U.S. metal tariffs The Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association says "there’s some business which may never come back" even though the U.S. tariffs have been lifted. Meanwhile, an Ontario dealership still has a $9-million expansion on hold as it waits for "things to settle down." Suppliers Canadian companies need tool makers, and India is churning them out In 2018, Cavalier Tool & Manufacturing of Windsor, Ont., opened Cavalier Tool India in Chennai, where the region’s dozens of post-secondary schools churn out tens of thousands of tool designers every year. Trade and Tariffs Trump tells Trudeau U.S. Democrats will 'do the right thing' and ratify USMCA Canada has started the USMCA ratification process, with legislation making its way through Parliament. Lawmakers in Mexico have voted in a landslide to ratify the deal, which U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer called “a crucial step forward.” Suppliers Why Canadian suppliers see India as the next 'land of opportunities' India has a population of 1.3 billion people and is the world’s fourth-largest market for new-vehicle sales. The country hopes to see five million annual sales by 2025. "If you can capture some of that, in a growing market, that’s huge," says moldmaker Mike Hicks. 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.