Parliamentary hearings looming for Toyota Canada

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Conservative pressure may have Toyota Canada representatives testifying on Parliament Hill over the company’s spate of recent recalls.

The Canadian Press is reporting that Conservative MP Jeff Watson has issued a letter to the chair of the Commons transport committee late last week, advising his plans to call for “an immediate investigation with respect to the recalls made Toyota Canada.”

The news agency says Watson will ask the committee sometime this week to call, “representatives from Toyota Canada Inc., Transport Canada's Road Safety Division, and Transport Canada's Defects Investigation Unit, among others.”

News of a potential Canadian inquiry comes on the heels of a highly charged week that saw Toyota Motor Corp. representatives appear at U.S. Congressional hearings in Washington.

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- With files from The Canadian Press