Canadian Automobile Dealers Association economist Oumar Dicko has calculated the tax, which would raise $600 million a year, will target more than 92 models and directly affect 30,000 annual sales. It's been nearly two months since the federal election and the Throne Speech has been delivered, but there's no sign the Liberals will back down on the proposal.
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.
New Brunswick will no longer require front licence plates beginning July 15. Ontario recently balked at the idea of eliminating them. But the need to find space for new features could lead to more jurisdictions doing away with the front plate.
A revision to Ontario law will extend an existing $1-million cap on lender liability to leased vehicles used by ride-hailing services. It means leasing to Uber and Lyft drivers is now more appealing to dealers and automakers.
Unifor President Jerry Dias says he's "quite optimistic that we're going to be maintaining some sort of a footprint in Oshawa." The union is so hopeful that it has postponed an aggressive multi-media campaign to persuade the automaker to reverse its November decision to close the facility.
A hearing scheduled for Tuesday before the House of Commons industry committee was abruptly cancelled a day earlier due to what GM of Canada corporate affairs vice-president David Paterson called "multiple conflicts." Meanwhile, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeted that he spoke with GM CEO Mary Barra on Monday.