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October 17, 2018 6:24 PM Canadian manufacturing sales fell 0.4 per cent in August: Statistics Canada

OTTAWA—Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales fell 0.4 per cent to $58.6 billion in August, due to a drop in motor vehicle sales. Economists had expected a drop of 0.6 per cent, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon. Sales were down in seven of 21 industries tracked, representing 50.9 per cent of the Canadian manufacturing sector. The motor vehicle 9

October 2, 2018 10:07 PM Trump abandons threat of auto tariffs on Canada, saying it was just a ‘negotiating point’

“Given his statements recently,” said Lawrence Herman, a Canadian trade lawyer, “he’s effectively announced that any future auto tariffs, even with a Commerce Department report, would not be in compliance with Section 232.” Flavio Volpe, president of Canada’s Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association, said Trump’s comments could aid legal challenges 11

October 1, 2018 3:01 PM Loonie, auto parts stocks up after revamped trade deal with U.S

The Canadian dollar and shares of the country’s major auto parts companies were up in the wake of the tentative trade deal between Canada, the U.S. and Mexico. The loonie was trading at 78.04 cents (U.S.) shortly after North American stock markets opened, up from an average of 77.25 cents (U.S.) on Friday. Shares of Canada’s largest auto parts company 10

October 1, 2018 2:29 PM The road to a NAFTA deal was a roller-coaster. Here were the milestones along the way

That fall, negotiators responsible for more than 30 “tables” of talks flew north and south across the continent, between Washington, Mexico City, Ottawa, back to the U.S. and back to Mexico, where it became clear the deadline for a new NAFTA deal would have to be extended into 2018. In the early rounds, Canada and Mexico put up a friendly front, but the body language 5

September 27, 2018 5:47 PM Ontario to modernize driver’s licence system after Star probe

The ombudsman’s probe was sparked by a series of stories by the Star’s Norris McDonald last year. McDonald reported the plight of James Strachan, a 40-year-old Leslieville resident, who learned four years after the fact that his licence had been suspended since 2013. That was because he had forgotten to pay a speeding ticket for going 15 km/h above the speed 9

September 19, 2018 8:11 PM U.S. Buy American demand gone from NAFTA as Canada, Mexico claim credit, sources say

Multiple sources, speaking on the condition of anonymity, cited the competing claims as one example of the animosity between Canada and Mexico that has arisen since Mexico reached its own NAFTA deal with the Trump administration last month. Canada and the United States are trying to renegotiate their portion of the three-country trade pact, but major 6

September 7, 2018 9:39 PM Trump and Trudeau have eyes on upcoming elections as NAFTA talks grind on

It’s said that Canada’s negotiators at the trade talks in Washington explained to the Americans that political priorities would be keeping them away from the table next week — that if Canada ever does reach a deal with the United States in the days and weeks ahead, Trudeau and Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland are going to have to sell the deal to his Liberal 11

August 27, 2018 7:46 PM Canadian auto stocks rally on trade progress between U.S. and Mexico

Canadian automotive stocks rallied Monday after the U.S. and Mexico announced they have reached a bilateral “understanding” on a trade agreement. Shares in companies including Linamar Corp., Magna International Inc. and Martinrea International Inc. were up despite U.S. President Donald Trump’s threat to impose tariffs on automotive imports from Canada 30

August 19, 2018 11:30 AM Ben Affleck’s birthday burger celebration: Stargazing

“IT’S FOR A ROLE!” sobs Ben Affleck, as he gets drive-thru. Alone. At a Jack In The Box. On his 46th birthday. (Backgrid) “IT’S REAL. I AM A CREEPER AND I LIKE TO KEEP A CLEAN AUTO!” screams Shia LaBeouf. As he cleans a car. On a movie set. While wearing what we hope is a fake “creeper” tattoo. (Backgrid) Sophie Turner is upset while out with beau Joe Jonas 19

July 30, 2018 1:01 AM Canada to join Mexico, Japan, South Korea, EU in Geneva to talk auto tariffs

OTTAWA—Canada will join Mexico and other European and Asian auto-producing countries this week to plot strategy ahead of the potential imposition of tariffs on vehicles and auto parts exported to the United States. Japan and the European Union organized the meeting for Tuesday in Geneva, where vice and deputy ministers from Canada, the EU, Japan and South 29