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Canada keen to find out if GM Canada delayed recalls

2:39 pm U.S. ET | May 22, 2014
Canadian officials are trying to determine whether the Canadian unit of General Motors had delayed the recall of some cars, breaking the law in doing so, after the United States fined the parent company $35 million for its delayed response....
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BMW names motorcycle exec Blesse as CEO of Canada unit

2:46 pm U.S. ET | May 13, 2014
Hans Blesse, vice president of BMW Motorrad USA, will replace BMW Group Canada CEO Eduardo Villaverde, beginning the transition immediately and taking the title June 1, the company said today....
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AutoCanada Q1 profit rises 22%

2:28 pm U.S. ET | May 9, 2014
AutoCanada, the largest publicly traded dealer group in Canada, said Thursday its net income rose 22 percent in the first quarter from a year earlier to $8.3 million Canadian ($7.6 million U.S.), driven by improved operating results in used vehicle, parts, service and collision repair departments....
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North America, Europe demand boosts Magna's Q1 profit

May 8, 2014 16:51 CET
Magna International said quarterly net profit rose nearly 7 percent as demand improved in North America and Europe, and the company raised its production sales forecast for the regions....
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North America, Europe demand boosts Magna's Q1 profit

10:51 am U.S. ET | May 8, 2014
Canadian auto parts maker Magna International said quarterly net profit rose nearly 7 percent as demand improved in North America and Europe, and the company raised its production sales forecast for the regions....
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Canada sales climb 4%; Chrysler, Ford tussle at top

1:02 pm U.S. ET | May 1, 2014
Automakers reported solid Canadian vehicle sales in April, with a 4 percent overall gain on a year ago, as demand for truck and luxury brands buoyed the industry....
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Mercedes recalls 284,000 C-class sedans in U.S., Canada for taillight issue

April 29, 2014 14:23 CET
Mercedes is recalling about 284,000 C-class sedans in the United States and Canada because an electrical issue could cause the taillights to dim or fail....
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Johnson Controls diversifies away from autos with $1.6 billion deal

2:54 pm U.S. ET | April 16, 2014
Johnson Controls, seeking to lessen its reliance on the cyclical auto industry, agreed to acquire Texas-based ventilation products company, Air Distribution Technologies, for $1.6 billion....
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Ontario plans to unload remaining stake in GM

1:29 pm U.S. ET | April 11, 2014
The Canadian province of Ontario plans to sell its remaining shares of General Motors Co. in the next year as part of a review of its state-owned assets....
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Unifor delays union vote at Toyota's Canada plants

6:37 pm U.S. ET | April 3, 2014
The union pushing to organize workers at Toyota's Canadian plants said on Thursday it would delay a union vote after Toyota said some 7,500 employees would be eligible to join the unit, nearly 1,000 more than the union had believed. The news is a setback for Unifor, Canada's largest private sector union, which filed for certification with the Ontario labor board on Monday and said voting would start next week....
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Canadian auto sales nudge slightly higher in March

12:05 pm U.S. ET | April 1, 2014
Canadian auto sales inched just 0.2 percent higher in March from a year earlier, figures on Tuesday showed, but an independent auto industry analyst said the modest increase masked a solid performance during severe winter weather, especially in comparison with the record sales of March 2013....
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Toyota factory workers in Canada to vote on joining Unifor union

2:58 pm U.S. ET | March 31, 2014
Workers at Toyota's Canadian manufacturing plants are set to vote next week on whether to unionize. Unifor, Canada's largest private-sector union, said on Monday it has filed with the Ontario labor board to hold a union certification vote at three Toyota assembly plants in Canada....
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A WARNING IN WINDSOR

Canada losing 'civil war' for auto jobs

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 31, 2014
Chrysler Group shocked many Canadians when it abandoned potential government help to overhaul its assembly plants in Windsor, Ontario. Chrysler will stay, for now anyway, but CEO Sergio Marchionne's dire warnings about Ontario's "competitiveness" left many questioning the long-term fate of building vehicles in Canada....
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EDITORIAL

Polarized politics and the changing auto landscape

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 31, 2014
As government assistance appears to lose appeal in attracting new auto manufacturing investments, the industry and politicians in North America must rethink how they cooperate....
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Chrysler's Windsor plant 1st in N.A. to earn World Class Manufacturing silver status

2:46 pm U.S. ET | March 28, 2014
Chrysler Group's Windsor, Ontario, assembly plant has become the first North American plant to achieve silver status under the automaker's World Class Manufacturing system, Chrysler said today....
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VW recalls 160,351 Passats in North America to fix low-beam headlights

March 18, 2014 12:11 CET
Volkswagen said it is recalling about 160,351 Passat sedans in the United States and Canada because a low-beam headlight could become inoperable....
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Marchionne: 'Done' discussing minivan plant's future

4:12 pm U.S. ET | March 14, 2014
A terse Chrysler Group CEO Sergio Marchionne told reporters that he was “done” discussing the long-term future of the automaker's Windsor assembly plant after the company withdrew its controversial request for Canadian government support for the plant's upgrade....
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Ford, Canadian union criticize South Korea trade deal

8:00 am U.S. ET | March 12, 2014
A new free trade agreement with South Korea will throw a wrench into Canada's auto sector recovery, Ford and Canadian union leaders warned on Tuesday, highlighting the pressure on an industry already struggling with competition from Mexico....
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Canada to phase out tariffs on Korean vehicles under trade pact

2:04 am U.S. ET | March 11, 2014
Canada concluded negotiations on a free-trade deal with South Korea that it says will phase out tariffs on cars made by Korean companies such as Hyundai....
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Chrysler says it will keep minivan production in Canada

10:05 am U.S. ET | March 4, 2014
Chrysler Group will keep minivan production in Windsor, Ontario, and has withdrawn a request for government help, but warned today that Canada must become a cheaper place to do business to be considered for future products....
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Chrysler near announcement on minivan production

11:13 am U.S. ET | March 4, 2014
Chrysler Group has made a decision on the future of minivan production at its Windsor, Ontario, plant and will make it public within two days, CEO Sergio Marchionne said today....
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In Canada, trucks offset sliding cars

3:18 pm U.S. ET | March 3, 2014
TORONTO (Reuters) -- Record-setting truck sales in Canada helped offset weaker demand for cars in February, automakers said today, as Chrysler Canada reported a 10 percent jump in monthly sales.
Canadian auto sales nudged just 0.3 percent higher as severe winter weather took a toll. Total sales rose to 95,639 vehicles, with truck demand increasing 4.7 percent and passenger car volume falling 5.9 percent....
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Nissan adds Micra, cuts Versa sedan in Canada

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 24, 2014
The Nissan Micra subcompact is inexpensive, fuel efficient, styled for European tastes and poised to make its North American debut -- but only in Canada....
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Canadian spiffs for Chrysler?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17, 2014
Chrysler Group's Windsor minivan plant is poised to grab a share of funds that Canada's federal government has pledged to keep auto plants operating there. A budget approved last week by federal lawmakers in Ottawa included more than $500 million Canadian in incentive money....
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Tesla probing cause of Toronto garage fire with Model S

7:40 am U.S. ET | Feb. 14, 2014
Tesla Motors, awaiting results of a federal probe into crash-related battery fires and which updated software to prevent overheating when recharging, said it's looking into a fire involving a Model S in Canada....
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