Canadian Environment Minister Peter Kent announced last week that Canada will fully align with the U.S. regulations for new on-road heavy-duty vehicle and engine greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for 2014 and later model years, drawing support from the Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers’ Assn.

This aligned approach is the most effective way to reduce heavy-duty vehicle GHG emissions by clearly recognizing that the heavy-duty vehicle and engine industry is integrated on a North American basis, according to Mark Nantais, president of the CVMA. These aligned regulations would include all of the same emissions standards and test procedures as in the U.S. and would be regulated under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act.