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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 15

July 27, 2018 1:17 PM GM faces fiscal, political conundrums as it assesses plants

Dziczek thinks GM will take the final choice, converting car plants to trucks and SUVs, especially if the Trump administration slaps 25-per-cent tariffs on imported vehicles. GM, which imports some of its profit-rich pickup trucks from Silao, Mexico, and SUVs from China, would be hard-pressed to absorb the tariff cost. So in order to say competitive 15

June 21, 2018 12:16 AM Trudeau urges Canadians to travel and buy Canadian in the face of U.S. trade dispute

OTTAWA—As a Canada-U.S. trade dispute threatens to grow nastier, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is encouraging Canadians to travel and spend at home though he stopped just shy of urging a boycott of American goods and destinations. Asked by reporters how Canadians should respond to the ongoing trade actions of the U.S. administration of President Donald 15

June 18, 2018 7:20 PM Auto tariffs would permanently scar Canada’s economy, TD warns

Canada’s economy will be permanently scarred if U.S. President Donald Trump imposes auto tariffs, with one in five Ontario manufacturing jobs at risk and the potential for a lasting reduction in output, according to new analysis by Toronto-Dominion Bank. TD Economics forecasts U.S. tariffs on automobile imports would lead to a short recession for Canada 13

May 30, 2018 11:03 PM Kids with allergies more likely to be bullied, research shows

Tessa Bantock was labelled “allergy girl” and even pelted with nuts by her classmates at school. Growing up with a food allergy can be tough, but when children with serious allergies are bullied, the consequences are potentially life-threatening. “I am severely allergic to peanuts and tree nuts,” said Bantock. “You definitely feel different and segregated 22

May 28, 2018 9:05 PM ‘Call them lies’? Why we sometimes don’t use the L-word when Trump is wrong

Trump clearly lied when he said in July that he got a “call from the head of the Boy Scouts” to praise his controversial speech to a scout event. As the White House was later forced to admit, there was no phone call at all. Trump clearly lied when he said at a presidential debate in 2016 that Muslim associates of the perpetrators of the terror attack 16

May 23, 2018 3:37 PM As retirement approaches, will Danica Patrick’s next road lead to the Hall of Fame?

DETROIT—As Danica Patrick prepares for her farewell at this weekend’s Indianapolis 500, another big event on the auto racing calendar looms earlier in the week: The vote for the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Jeff Gordon is the big name among the nominees for Wednesday’s vote, but as Patrick’s retirement approaches, her own candidacy for an honour like that has become 18

May 10, 2018 9:18 PM Freeland gets briefing from U.S. lawmakers on tight window for passing NAFTA

Auto issues have U.S., Mexico at odds as U.S. trade czar Robert Lighthizer meets with Mexican counterpart Canada's foreign minister got a detailed explanation Thursday about why there might only be a few days left to get a NAFTA agreement in 2018. Chrystia Freeland attended a discussion with top U.S. lawmakers on Capitol Hill. They included the speaker 62

May 9, 2018 5:18 PM Toyota reports improved quarterly profit

In a surprise move, the carmaker released results before the Tokyo markets closed Toyota will pursue growth with a strategy of seeing itself as a “mobility company,” not just an automaker, spending aggressively on research, according to the company. It is banking on artificial intelligence and networking technology, as in connected and self-driving vehicles 16

May 4, 2018 7:30 PM Trudeau, Wynne at Ontario Toyota plant for $1.4B investment announcement

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne were in Cambridge, Ont., at a Toyota plant for the announcement of a $1.4-billion a shot in the arm for Ontario's auto manufacturing sector. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne were in Cambridge, Ont., on Friday at a Toyota plant for the announcement of a $1.4-billion 24