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Notice of Mutual Termination

The Government of Canada and the Canadian automotive industry announced a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to reduce automobile greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in April 2005. Through this MOU, the automotive industry agreed to voluntarily reduce GHG emissions from cars and light trucks by 5.3 megatonnes (Mt) by 2010. The MOU represented an important joint initiative between the Government of Canada and Canadian automotive industry to reduce vehicle GHG emissions.

In April 2009, the Government of Canada announced that it would establish stringent regulated standards to progressively tighten limits for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from new cars and light trucks over the 2011 to 2016 model years and that these standards would align with U.S. national standards for improving fuel economy and reducing GHGs.

The Memorandum of Understanding Respecting Automobile Greenhouse Gas Emissions (MOU) was originally signed in the absence of fuel efficiency regulations. Now that a regulatory approach has been announced by the Government of Canada, and that actions to reduce GHG emissions required under the MOU have been implemented by the Automotive Industry, the Participants wish to focus efforts on the implementation of the new regulations. The Report on the 2007 Interim Goal is now available.

As such, the Participants (the Government of Canada and the Canadian automotive industry) agree to mutually terminate the MOU without compensation or delay.