Despite the expiration of the U.S.-Canada Autopact trade agreement Feb. 19, the Canadian government will resist lobbying attempts to negotiate “safeguards” for its auto industry, Deputy Prime Minister Herb Gray tells Ward's Automotive Reports. “The Autopact safeguard levels were not a basis for activity by the auto manufacturers,” Mr. Gray says of investment by the Big Three. Automakers “were driven by the good features of doing business in Canada. In other words, they're not responding — ...

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