SARIT Your Engines: Magna founder reportedly planning three-wheeled EV

Aurora, Ontario — Frank Stronach, founder of Aurora, Ont.-based Magna International, is reportedly planning to build a three-wheeled, single-seat EV in the Greater Toronto Area. The Toronto Star was the first to report Stronach was looking to build a new headquarters for his Safe Affordable Reliable Innovative Transport (SARIT) company after he applied for a […]

Tech Tax: Saskatchewan’s new EV tax ruffles industry feathers

Regina, Saskatchewan — The Saskatchewan government will implement a $150 annual tax for passenger electric vehicles, effective Oct. 1, 2021. The announcement was made Tuesday alongside the province’s 2021-22 budget. Government officials said the reason for the tax is that electric vehicles do not contribute to highway maintenance through the provincial fuel tax. Throughout the […]

3M Awards 2020 Rick Berg Award

3M recently awarded Brett MacNeil with the 2020 3M Rick Berg Award. Brett is a senior sales account representative in 3M Canada’s Automotive Aftermarket Division dedicated to the Western region. Brett has demonstrated exceptional service and commitment within his territory to the automotive aftermarket industry, building strong relationships with jobbers and going above and beyond […]

Business News – CRM 20#2

LI-CYCLE LISTED Li-Cycle is raising funds for global expansion by going public on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in a deal that values the battery recycler at US$1.7 billion. The five-year-old private company has unveiled plans to merge with Peridot Acquisition Corp., an NYSE-listed special acquisition corporation (SPAC). If approved by shareholders in both […]

Industry News – CRM 20#2

FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHTS An active voice in the debate surrounding vehicle data rights, the CAR Coalition, a U.S.-based lobbying group advocating for “Right to Repair” legislation for collision repairers, has released their organization’s Call-to-Action. The CAR Coalition released a video where they outlined their call on government to draft consumer-minded legislation that aligns with […]


Jeff Hampshire’s journey to perfecting production BY MAX REID “When you are up front, you have to juggle a whole bunch of different things. We have to keep the insurance companies on our good side, and we have to keep the technicians happy. We must keep the customers pleased and we need to be able […]

Can You Believe This?! April 9, 2021

Toronto, Ontario – This week’s wacky feature showcases Toronto car meets gone wildly wrong, hacks to avoid hefty hail repair price tags, loan sharks and much, much more!