DETROIT -- Canada sales surged for the third straight month in December to lift light-vehicle sales to a new all-time high of 1.567 million units, 1.5% above 2000’s 1.544 million, which was the previous best. Coming into December, year-to-date sales were lagging year-ago by half a percentage point. But December sales increased by a robust 17.5% from same-month 2000 to a daily selling rate of 5,565 -- 24 selling days both periods -- after increasing 12.3% in November and 6.0% in October. By ...

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