Category Archives: Government Relations

At the end of August, the United States and Mexico reached an agreement to revise portions of the NAFTA agreement. While the NAFTA negotiations had been rocky from the start– Canada’s position suddenly went from bad to worse. Two threats were being levied: a bilateral deal instead of a trilateral deal and auto tariffs. The […]

AIA Canada participated in the quarterly meeting of the Canadian Manufacturing Coalition (CMC). During the meeting, Hon. Andrew Leslie – Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs (US – Canada Relations) provided an update on NAFTA negotiations and challenges faced by Canadian negotiators. Paul Halucha, Assistant Deputy Minister, Innovation, Science and Economic Development  provided […]

The Drive Clean Program in Ontario that the Ford government has called out-dated and no longer effective is ending. The Trillium Automobile Dealers Association sees the end of the program as “good news for the auto sector, taxpayers and drivers [as] it cuts red tape, and saves time and money. No longer will auto dealers waste […]

Access to Connected Vehicle Data Connected vehicles are equipped with Internet access and can exchange data wirelessly with devices both inside and outside the vehicle.  ABI Research estimates that some 78 million existing vehicles are already connected to the web and that by 2021, 98 percent of all new vehicles sold in the United States […]

On August 15th, 2018, AIA and other industry stakeholders participated in a conference call organized by the Canadian Automotive Partnership Council (CAPC) to discuss current trade issues, implications for the auto industry, and the status of negotiations with U.S. partners. Adding critical insight to the discussion was the Honorable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science, […]