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June 11, 2019 – Neil Bruce, SNC-Lavalin Group Inc.'s chief executive, is stepping down from the beleaguered engineering giant after a nearly four-year tenure that saw its stock fall by roughly half and its projects overshadowed by a political controversy tied to an ongoing corruption case.
June 10, 2019 – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Monday the federal government's intention to ban harmful single-use plastics as early as 2021.
June 10, 2019 – The June 2019 digital edition of Manufacturing AUTOMATION is now available!
June 10, 2019 – Fiat Chrysler is in talks to produce self-driving commercial vehicles with Aurora, an autonomous vehicle company led by former Google, Tesla and Uber executives.
June 6, 2019 – Chris Claringbold, former CEO of KUKA Canada, joined Universal Robots (UR) in December 2018 as the company’s first area sales manager for Canada to bring more collaborative robots (cobots) to the market north of the border.
May 31, 2019 – Industrial tool manufacturer Atlas Copco is celebrating its 70th anniversary in Canada throughout the current year.
May 29, 2019 – Canada has fired the starting gun on the race to ratify the new North American free-trade pact – but the United States is setting the pace.
May 27, 2019 – Fiat Chrysler proposed on Monday to merge with France's Renault to create the world's third-biggest automaker and combine their investments in the race to make new electric and autonomous vehicles.
May 23, 2019 – German prosecutors have fined auto parts and technology company Bosch 90 million euros ($100 million) over its role in the diesel emissions scandal that erupted at Volkswagen in 2015.
May 21, 2019 – Fiat Chrysler can move forward with plans to build a new, $1.6 billion assembly plant in Detroit and invest $900 million to retool and modernize another.
May 21, 2019 – Canada collected more than $1.27 billion from the retaliatory tariffs on U.S. products over the last year and all of it will go to the Canadian steel and aluminum industry even though the steel trade war with the United States is over.
May 20, 2019 – Ford is cutting about 7,000 white-collar jobs, which would make up 10 per cent of its global workforce.
May 17, 2019 – The lifting of U.S. tariffs on imported steel and aluminum from Canada is receiving a positive but guarded welcome from industry.
May 17, 2019 – Bogged down in a sprawling trade dispute with U.S. rival China, President Donald Trump took steps Friday to ease tensions with America's allies – lifting import taxes on Canadian and Mexican steel and aluminum and delaying auto tariffs that would have hurt Japan and Europe.
May 17, 2019 – President Donald Trump's decision today to delay auto tariffs on Japan and Europe is generating fresh hope that there might be an end in sight to his punitive levies on Canadian steel and aluminum imports.

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