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THE WEEK THAT WAS - Connecting cars in Canada

27 Nov 2015 | Graeme Roberts

I'm not long back from a fascinating week in Ontario, home to all of Canada's car assembly plants, major suppliers such as Magna and Linamar and a bunch of clever companies and academic boffins all working in what we might term the connected and automated car space.


Integrated Canadian test cells impress OEM visitors

19 Nov 2015 | Graeme Roberts

It takes a fair bit to impress engineers from a major OEM but the boffins from a major Canadian university reckon they achieved that recently with a guided tour of a new research and development facility they are building.


Finally, an intelligent conversation with a car

18 Nov 2015 | Graeme Roberts

Ever had a conversation like this with a car?


DETROIT INTERVIEW: APMA president, Steve Rodgers

28 Jan 2013 | Simon Warburton

APMA is Canada's national association representing OEM producers of parts, equipment, tools, supplies and services for the worldwide automotive industry. Its president, Steve Rodgers, talked to Simon Warburton at the recent Detroit Auto Show.


FEATURE: Canada attracts wave of automotive investment

13 Jun 2006 | just-auto.com editorial team

As the indigenous auto industry in the northeastern United States contracts under OEM and supplier sector restructuring the mood to the north is much more upbeat. The Ontario province of Canada has secured a number of significant investments in the automotive sector that point to competitive advantages even as the Canadian currency appreciates against the US dollar. Behind the investment wave there’s a strategy for attracting investment that is proving successful.


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Westport Fuel Systems appoints David Johnson as CEO

16 Jan 2019 | Simon Warburton

Westport Fuel Systems has appointed David Johnson as CEO, effective immediately.


Canada union head to talk Oshawa closure with GM

8 Jan 2019 | Graeme Roberts

General Motors' decision to close its Oshawa, Ontario, assembly plant is going to be hard-fought as far as the country's auto union is concerned.


Alcoa curtails some smelting capacity at Quebec facility

20 Dec 2018 | Simon Warburton

Alcoa says it will immediately begin to curtail half of the one operating potline at the Aluminerie de Becancour (ABI) smelter in Quebec.


Workers return to GM Oshawa line after walk-out

27 Nov 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Workers returned to the assembly line at General Motors' Oshawa, Ontario, plant on Tuesday, a local union leader told local media, after walking out on Monday to protest news the plant had been scheduled to shut down in December 2019.


Ford Canada chief rules out Canada plant closure

27 Nov 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Ford has no plans to carry out an assembly plant shutdown in Canada along the lines of the closure announced yesterday (26 November) by General Motors, the head of the automaker's Canadian operation told local media after the rival's announcement.


GM to close Oshawa assembly plant in Canada

26 Nov 2018 | Graeme Roberts

General Motors is expected to announce today (26 November) the closure of all manufacturing operations in Oshawa, Ontario, affecting thousands of high-paying jobs, local media is reporting.


Magna Q3 net income up 8% to US$554m

13 Nov 2018 | Simon Warburton

Magna has recorded third-quarter net income up 8% to US$554m, due to what it says is a "substantially lower income tax rate."


Linamar Q3 sales and profits rise

8 Nov 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Canadian supplier Linamar increased third quarter sales 18.6% year on year to US$1.8bn.


Tenneco to shut Ontario and Georgia operations

29 Oct 2018 | Simon Warburton

Tenneco is to close its original equipment ride control plants in Owen Sound, Ontario and Hartwell, Georgia as part of what it says is an "initiative to realign its manufacturing footprint."


Magna inks deal to buy Haptronik

26 Oct 2018 | Simon Warburton

Magna has signed a deal to acquire Haptronik further investing in motion-control software and adding to the Canadian supplier's activities in mechatronics products.



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