Highlights / Volkswagen


Judge hands Volkswagen a record fine for emissions violations

Volkswagen has been handed the biggest fine in Canadian history for a crime involving damage to the environment. It must pay $196.5 million to the federal government for importing cars that secretly violated Canada’s emission standards. The Crown and the »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life

Canada charges Volkswagen for emission standards violations

The federal government has charged German carmaker Volkswagen with breaking Canada’s environmental protection laws by allegedly importing cars into the country equipped with software designed to hide violations of emission standards. Volkswagen faces 58 counts of contravening the Canadian Environmental »

Environment & Animal Life, International, Society

Canada’s ‘failure to prosecute Volkswagen’ denounced

It has been three years since the discovery that Volkswagen rigged its vehicles’ emissions controls and Canada has laid no charges, notes the advocacy group Environmental Defence. By contrast, the U.S. has fined the car company $12 billion and arrested »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Volkswagen scandal inching to resolution

The Canadian owners of over 100,000 Volkswagens implicated in the company’s emission-rigging scandal will have details in June about how the issue will be resolved. A U.S. court in San Francisco ruled Thursday that Volkswagen owners in the U.S. will »