Nouveaux amis: AIA’s Quebec division appoints five new members to committee

Toronto, Ontario — There are five new names you need to know, as the Automotive Industries Association of Canada has appointed some new members to its Quebec Division Committee, according to a press release from Tuesday. If you attended AUTOXPO 2021 or Bumper to Bumper’s 2022 conference, the name Annie Demarais might sound familiar. Demarais […]

Wine and Dice: AIA Canada’s Grand Forum Quebec returns Dec. 15

Montreal, Quebec — The Automotive Industries Association of Canada’s Grand Forum du Québec is back this December following a four-year absence, bearing the theme, “I am AIA.” According to the association, the day will be filled with information and dynamic speakers, followed by evening packed with a cocktail reception, casino activities, and the chance to […]

Setting the Course: Applications for 2023 CCIF Steering Committee now open

Toronto, Ontario — Are you a member of Canada’s automotive aftermarket with a vision for the direction you would like to see our industry head in? CCIF has announced that seats on the 2023 Steering Committee are now open to all stakeholder groups. The committee is currently looking for applicants to fill the positions of […]

What’s Happening At SEMA?: SEMA Show 2022 kicks off in Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada — The Collision Repair team is live and on-scene for the kick-off of the SEMA Show 2022, taking over the Las Vegas Convention Center from Tuesday to Friday. Starting off bright and early with the SEMA Show kick off breakfast, the international aftermarket industry was well satiated for a full day of […]

People and Policy: AIA Canada meeting MPs in Ottawa for right to repair talks

Ottawa, Ontario — The Automotive Industries Association of Canada (AIA) was in the nation’s capital on Tuesday, alongside a team of 20 association members from across Canada, to bring the struggle for the right to repair to the steps of parliament. The association’s message to MPs and policymakers was clear: “Give Canadian consumers a choice […]

Wake Up Call: AIA asks for testimony on diagnostic data access

Toronto, Ontario – The Automotive Industries Association of Canada (AIA Canada) is calling on the repair industry to testify on the importance of data access for repair and maintenance, providing a stronger case for when the federal government addresses right to repair in the coming months. In an email to its members on Sept. 16, […]

Chit Chat This Week: AIA Canada Curbside Chat to cover EV servicing

Toronto, Ontario – Join AIA Canada chairman, Jason Yurchak, as he discusses how the arrival of electric vehicles (EVs) will impact the auto care sector at large, and changes needed to service EVs. This week’s webinar features guest star Chris Besemer, owner of CG Motorsports, an independent Volkswagen and BMW performance shop. Designed with participation […]

Planning Ahead: AIA Canada Quebec call on incoming political candidates to futureproof auto industry for EVs

Montreal, Quebec — In preparation for Montreal’s Oct. 3 general election, the Automotive Industries Association (AIA) of Canada’s Quebec Division has three demands for incoming political candidates, citing structural inadequacies that leave the automotive industry unprepared for the mass arrival of electric vehicles (EVs). These demands include owners’ rights to vehicle data, fighting planned obsolescence […]

Réservez la Date: AIA Canada’s Quebec Grand Forum Returns

Saint-Hyancinthe, Quebec – AIA Canada has announced the date and time of its annual Quebec Grand Forum(Grand Forum Du Quebec). The event will be held on December 15, 2022, running from 12:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. This represents the return of the event, as COVID-19 postponements, and cancellations delayed the event for the past four years, […]

It’s Tee Time: AIA hosting upcoming Golf Tournaments in Alberta, Ontario and Manitoba

Ottawa, Ontario — The Automotive Industries Association of Canada (AIA Canada) will soon host its late summer series of golf tournaments. Taking place on September 7 in Alberta; September 8 for Ontario and September 9 for the Manitoba division, this year’s series of golf tournaments promise to be a fun, friendly and charitable slate of […]