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Feb 15, 2019, 07:00 ET Using Humour to Protect and Inform - Regulator Gets Creative to Educate Car Buyers

TORONTO, Feb. 15, 2019 /CNW/ - Buying a vehicle, whether new or used, can be confusing—perhaps even intimidating. And while the thought of acquiring a new vehicle is exciting, the process can be stressful. So if a consumer is about to enter into the car-buying process feeling unprepared or ill-equipped, The OMVIC Academy has resources that will ensure they are entertained as they become confident ...

Feb 15, 2019, 11:26 ET Air Canada to Implement Recently Increased Foreign Ownership Levels

MONTRÉAL, Feb. 15, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada (TSX: AC) today announced that it will seek shareholder approval at its 2019 annual and special meeting of shareholders to amend its articles of incorporation to increase the limits of foreign ownership and control of its voting shares to those permitted by amendments made to the Canada Transportation ACT (CTA) in 2018. The amendments to its...

Feb 15, 2019, 11:14 ET VIA Rail's fleet replacement program: Siemens Canada launches procurement process

MONTRÉAL, Feb. 15, 2019 /CNW/ - As part of VIA Rail Canada (VIA Rail) fleet replacement program, Siemens Canada, the company that was selected by VIA Rail to manufacture the new trains to operate on the Quebec City-Windsor Corridor, is looking for interested suppliers. For this process, two Siemens' procurement offices have been set up in Montreal, Quebec and Oakville, Ontario. Siemens aims to...

Feb 15, 2019, 10:08 ET Investment in automotive innovation to make vehicles safer and create jobs for Canadians

OTTAWA, Feb. 15, 2019 /CNW/ - Self-parking, automatic braking, driverless – the vehicles of tomorrow are bound not only to be autonomous, but also connected to one another. That is why the Government of Canada is making bold investments to establish Canada as a global leader in cybersecurity and automotive software for connected and autonomous vehicles. The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today...

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