Grace Macaluso Managing Editor Grace Macaluso is Managing Editor for Automotive News Canada. 226-787-0441 See All Staff Page Recent Stories In a disruptive future, carmakers need to partner with retailers Carmakers and retailers should partner to weather the future forces of technology and competition. Will Ontario's 3rd economic development minister in a year be a charm for auto? Some auto industry executives, who prefer to look on the bright side, say that in his previous role as finance minister, Vic Fedeli gained macroeconomic insight into the sector’s challenges. Ontario cuts red tape, regulations in effort to help auto industry The Ontario government will make a series of regulatory changes aimed at cutting red tape and boosting the competitiveness of the auto industry as well as other manufacturing sectors. FCA eliminating 3rd shift at Ontario minivan plant Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, citing falling demand for minivans, is dropping one of three production shifts at its assembly plant in Windsor, Ontario, in September, a move that will eliminate about 1,500 jobs. Five-week retool for awd Pacifica expected at FCA Windsor plant, union says FCA Canada is expected to begin retooling its Windsor, Ont., minivan plant this summer to add an all-wheel drive powertrain to the Chrysler Pacifica minivan, according to a top union official. Multilingual dealership speaks the language of today's customers Smart businesses, like Roadsport Honda in Toronto, are ensuring that language is never a barrier for aspiring Canadians. FCA eyes all-wheel drive for Pacifica minivan The move would bolster the appeal of Fiat Chrysler’s premium minivan and provide competition for the Toyota Sienna, now the only minivan sold in Canada with the traction-enhancing feature. Volvo Canada says Amazon, Google will own mobility if automakers don't change Auto subscription service Care by Volvo is part of the automaker’s strategy to survive and thrive in the digital age, Volvo Car Canada Managing Director Alexander Lvovich said Thursday. More women in dealerships is just plain good for business Among the 25 winners of Automotive News Canada's inaugural Best Dealerships To Work For in Canada, the percentage of women workers ranged from a low of three per cent to a high of 44 per cent. Trump's Game of Tariffs is an unpredictable threat President Donald Trump is “weaponizing” uncertainty in his campaign to force U.S. companies to repatriate manufacturing, said a recent report by the C.D. Howe Institute. Sergio Marchionne should be permanently commemorated in Windsor, mayor says Soon after news of Sergio Marchionne's death broke in July, Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens announced that flags would fly at half-staff. He now wants officials to consider a permanent memorial for the man many believe saved the city. Parts makers cool to Ottawa's pitch for overseas trade mission Canada's auto parts suppliers can bolster their defences against U.S. protectionism by conquering new markets in Asia and Europe, the federal government recently told industry executives.