Fancy Fees: Federal luxury tax on $100,000+ cars, coming this fall

Ottawa, Ontario – Details on an incoming luxury tax by the Government of Canada were released July 15. The new rules will affect manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers and importers. As of Sept. 1, the Select Luxury Items Tax Act proposed in Budget 2021 will come into effect, targeting certain vehicles and aircraft above $100,000 and some […]

Electric Expenses: How the 2022 federal budget will affect the EV industry

Toronto, Ontario — As the nation begins a new fiscal year, Ottawa unveiled the 2022 Federal Budget last week, with a number of noteworthy highlights relating to the electric vehicle industry. This year’s budget came with the hopeful subtitle, “A Plan to Grow Our Economy and Make Life More Affordable,” and promises to do just […]

Full Price: Tesla Model 3 no longer eligible for federal EV incentives

Ottawa, Ontario — A recent price increase on the Tesla Model 3 has caused the popular EV to lose eligibility for purchasing incentives in Canada, according to a notice posted by Transport Canada. Tesla is currently listing its Model 3 at $59,990 on its website, far surpassing the $45,000 benchmark to be eligible for the […]

French Funding: Quebec government pledges support to APMA’s Project Arrow

Quebec City, Quebec ⁠— The Provincial Government of Quebec has announced its support of the Automotive Parts Manufacturer’s Assocation (APMA)’s Project Arrow concept car by providing financial support to companies involved in the vehicle’s development. The province will dedicate $1.4 million over 18 months to small- and medium-sized businesses that make connected or autonomous zero-emission […]

Rural Roadways: Federal government to invest $250 million in rural transit

Ottawa, Ontario – The Government of Canada announced $250 million to help rural communities with transit issues. Today, the minister of infrastructure, Catherine McKenna and the minister of rural economic development, Maryam Monsef announced $250 million dollars over five years in order to develop more transit options for Canadians living in remote areas. This fund […]

Step Up for Safety: Transport Canada announces $12 million in funding for road safety projects

Ottawa, Ontario — Canada’s Minister of Transportation, Omar Alghabra, announced a call for proposals on Friday offering up to $12 million in funding for initiatives that help promote road and vehicle safety. According to the Enhanced Road Safety Transfer Payment Program, the government will be distributing funds to organizations who develop projects that promote road […]