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Auto industry back on top as Canada’s biggest exporter: report

Auto industry back on top as Canada’s biggest exporter: report

Canada’s auto industry is “single-handedly” boosting the country’s manufacturing activity and leading in non-resource exports, says a Scotiabank Economics report on the global auto industry. Global car sales were stronger in February in most countries, especially in Western Europe, while data for March show solid growth in North America as well. Canada had record volumes… Continue Reading

Truckers hopeful about progress on border security, emissions, after Washington summit

Truckers hopeful about progress on border security, emissions, after Washington summit

Canada’s truckers are cautiously optimistic about the state of bi-lateral relations between Canada and the United States, following yesterday’s meeting between Prime Minister Trudeau and President Obama in Washington. Two of their main issues of concern are enhanced border security and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) said in a statement that… Continue Reading

Ontario increases incentives for EV buyers

Ontario increases incentives for EV buyers

Canadians have not switched to electric vehicles (EVs) in a big way. In 2015, total car sales in Canada set a new record: 1.898 million vehicles sold. Compared to that number, the tiny number of EVs now on the roads in Ontario, 5,800 units, is almost insignificant, especially given that the Ontario government has had… Continue Reading

Development proposals presented for major new National Capital project

Development proposals presented for major new National Capital project

A group consisting of land developers, investors, realtors and theatrical producers has created a plan for a major re-development of a parcel of land in Ottawa. The area, called LeBreton Flats, consists of fifty-five acres in the centre of Ottawa, near Parliament Hill. The plan, called LeBreton Re-Imagined, is a response to a National Capital… Continue Reading

Move to autonomous cars gains momentum with CES announcements, more expected from Detroit auto show

Move to autonomous cars gains momentum with CES announcements, more expected from Detroit auto show

Autonomous, or driverless, cars are getting a lot of attention at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Ford announced an advanced new type of light and radar (LiDAR) sensor for its version of the driverless car. The new sensor is smaller and more sensitive, with a greater range. Ford also announced that it… Continue Reading

Armoured vehicles an important niche in Ontario’s auto industry

Armoured vehicles an important niche in Ontario’s auto industry

A company that began more than twenty years ago to provide cash transfer services from business premises to the bank vault has opened a new facility, complete with Canada’s only armoured vehicle showroom, in Toronto. INKAS Group of Companies now employs more than 200 at its new headquarters, which combines manufacturing and office space, and… Continue Reading

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