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    Report: Ontario looks to liquidate its holdings in General Motors
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    The late-80s and early-90s saw the Canadian government divest itself from some of its largest state-owned businesses (known in Commonwealth countries as Crown Corporations) – particularly when it came to transport and energy companies. In a sweeping implementation of Thatcherism led by ...

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    Report: Vote to unionize Toyota Canada plant faces delay
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    Volkswagen isn't the only automaker with high-profile unionization efforts afoot at one of its North American factories. Unifor, Canada's largest private-sector union, is attempting to organize Toyota's factories in Ontario, reports Reuters. A vote was originally set for next week, but Unifor has ...

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    Official: 2015 Nissan Micra is your cheapest new car, Canada
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    Canadians looking for a brand-new car on the cheap, take note. This is the 2015 Nissan Micra, and it will arrive at dealerships this spring boasting a starting price of $9,998 Canadian dollars (circa $9,100 US), well under the $11,898 asked for a 2014 Versa Sedan. Of course, that ultra-low ...

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    Report: Union to launch Toyota organization drive in Canada
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    Toyota may be heading toward some labor issues in the Great White North, as employees at a pair of Canadian Toyota factories may be set for a certification vote. The Unifor union, which was the result of a merger last year between the Canadian Auto Workers and the Communications, Energy and ...

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    Teased: Magnum MK5 gunning from Canada to a track near you [w/video]
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    It was only a matter of time before our neighbors to the north, perhaps fed up with not having a major homegrown automaker, turned to the street-legal track-day car market as a handful of Mexican companies have done in recent years, such as Mastretta with its MXT and VŪHL with the 05. Enter the ...

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    Report: Canada getting ready to sell GM stake
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    Canada's federal government and the government of the province of Ontario have started searching for an investment bank to sell the rest of their combined 140 million shares in General Motors, according to an unidentified source, Bloomberg reports. That represents a 10-percent stake up for sale. ...

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    SpotSquad app will let you snitch on illegal parkers [w/video]
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    If we were cynical marketers, we might suggest this as a tag line for the upcoming smartphone app called SpotSquad: "Rat out your friends and neighbors for a few lousy bucks!" That's right, belying the stereotype of the unfailingly polite Canadian, Winnipeg-based SpotSquad is creating an app ...

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    Official: Canada announces alignment of emissions standards with US
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    Peter Kent, Canada's Environment Minister, has announced his country will adopt the United States Tier 3 emissions standards for passenger vehicles. Kent (shown above) says doing so will reduce air pollution from new vehicles by around 80 percent compared to the old Tier 2 standards currently in ...

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    Report: Track worker killed by crane following Canadian Grand Prix
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    The motorsports community lost a member over the weekend when a track worker was killed just after the checkered flag waved at Formula One's Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal. When the race ended, track officials were working to remove the crashed racecar of Formula 1 driver Esteban Gutierrez ...

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    Report: Expedition drives from Russia to Canada over North Pole...
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    No, a Ford Expedition did not drive from Russia to Canada via the North Pole, but that's exactly what a team of intrepid explorers accomplished recently. Using specially-modified buses with massive tires, the group slowly drove 2,485 miles in 70 days over drifting ice, occasionally using a ...

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    Report: Suzuki ending auto sales in Canada, too
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    Suzuki of Japan has reportedly made the decision that almost everyone assumed it would make when it announced it was leaving the US market: when the 2014 model year concludes, it will no longer sell cars in Canada. With six employees overseeing its auto business in Canada and a dealer network ...

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    Report: GM won't sell 2014 Chevrolet SS in Canada
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    Allow us to be the first to extend our condolences to our friends to the north. General Motors has announced the 2014 Chevrolet SS will not be available in Canada. The Globe and Mail reports the automaker has confirmed the high-performance sedan won't hit Canadian dealers, though GM hasn't ...

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    Report: North America's automakers ran at 97% of their production capacity last year
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    Wards Auto began tracking North American light-vehicle production capacity utilization in 2005, and last year produced the highest amount on record: 97.8 percent of available production was utilized, an improvement of 9.3 percent versus the year before. The number represents straight-time ...

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    Video: Daily Show takes a long, hard look at the Detroit-Canada bridge fiasco
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    You mean to tell me that one man owns the busiest international border crossing in the entire United States? One that carries about 25 percent of all trade between the US and Canada? Ha! With apologies to George C. Parker, if you believe that, I've got a bridge to sell you. Wait. This is for ...

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    Official: Chevy Camaro to be built in US once again
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    General Motors has announced that the next generation of the Chevrolet Camaro will once again be built in the United States, specifically at the Lansing Grand River Assembly Plant in Lansing, MI. The current Camaro has been assembled in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, since its introduction in ...

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    Report: Explosion at Bombardier R&D facility in Quebec leaves two badly injured [w/video]
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    Bombardier has closed its research and development complex in Valcourt, Quebec following an overnight explosion late last week. Two employees were left with severe burns after the incident, including a security guard. Both were taken to a local hospital for treatment and remain in medically ...

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    Motorsports: New Ontario racetrack green-lit, hopes to woo NASCAR
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    You may think that NASCAR is exclusively an American sport, but it has quite a following in Canada, too. How do we know that? Well, aside from knowing a few fans who count themselves among our neighbors to the north, it seems that a project has been green-lighted to build a NASCAR-minded speedway ...

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    Report: CAW and Ford ratify agreement, Chrysler still pending
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    According to the Detroit Free Press, Ford's Canadian employees have ratified their union contract, making Chrysler the only automaker to not have worked out an agreement with its Canadian workforce. Employees from Ford of Canada voted 82 percent in favor of a new national contract following a ...

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    Video: Canadian auto dealer uses radio spot to get even with crooks
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    Marty Giles runs a Ford dealership in Fort McMurray in Alberta, Canada. Marty Giles had his dealership robbed over the weekend. Marty Giles has a good sense of humor... and a plan to get even. What you are listening to in the video below is an actual radio spot, in which Giles tells listeners, ...

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    Report: Detroit Three ask for big cuts from CAW, union unwilling to acquiesce
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    The Detroit Big Three are seeking "dramatic changes" in their contracts with the Canadian Auto Workers. According to a Reuters report, the CAW claims that the U.S. automakers are angling for deep pension and benefit cuts. The CAW says it has no intention of adhering to these proposed ...

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