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Volkswagen Sidesteps Broader Diesel Scandal Appeal in Canada (1)

Jan. 25, 2021, 11:07 PM; Updated: Jan. 26, 2021, 12:11 AM

A Canadian court tossed out a bid by environmental groups to expand the federal government’s investigation into Volkswagen AG’s rigged diesel emission testing.

The Federal Court of Appeal on Monday granted a motion by the Attorney General of Canada and dismissed the appeal from Environmental Defence Canada after a one-day hearing, according to the court’s website. The site didn’t include reasons for the judgment.

Environmental Defence was seeking an order from the court that would have required Environment and Climate Change Canada to pursue...

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