The CADA said in a statement this week that it met in September with the federal finance minister’s office, where it tabled its submission on the proposal, which would apply a levy to vehicles with a sticker price of more than $100,000.
In a bid to get important products to the market faster, General Motors accelerated the timetables for its billion-dollar investments in CAMI Assembly and Oshawa Assembly, highlighting the importance of those two factories to the automaker’s product plans.
Lithia, the second-largest dealership group in the United States, is expected to purchase Toronto-based Pfaff Automotive Partners, Automotive News Canada reported in July. It would be the first notable example of a U.S. dealership group expanding into Canada and would make Lithia the second publicly traded dealership group to operate in the country, joining AutoCanada Inc.
James Douvas, a 20-year veteran of automotive retail in the Chicago area, is its vice-president of U.S. operations. He is the third executive to lead AutoCanada’s American unit since 2018, succeeding Darvish, who was president of U.S. operations since 2019.