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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 place. The Tier 3 standards will include tighter limits on the amount of emissions from new cars and light trucks as well as reduce the amount of sulfur in gasoline from 30 parts per million to 10 parts

Canada is opening its used car market to vehicles from Mexico to fulfill the obligations of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). While vehicles 15 years old or older can already be imported to Canada, this move concerns late-model used vehicles. The only other country Canada accepts used vehicles under 15 years old from is the United States, and NAFTA stipulates that Canada should have already completed this bit of border opening by the end of 2010.

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While we in the U.S. have known since January what Buick's Enclave was going to cost us, you Canadians have been left in the dark. The General has spoken, and the least expensive Enclave CX in Canada will cost $40,895 CDN. The CXL starts at $48,295 and all-wheel drive adds $3,000 to either. Canadian dollars, of course, though after currency conversion it seems Canadians will pay more then we in the U.S.

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