Fall Festivities: ATA of Manitoba to host trade show, conference on Oct. 27

Winnipeg, Manitoba — The Automotive Trades Association of Manitoba is hosting its 2023 trade show on Oct. 27. This year’s event will feature an “Olympic-style conference” and trade show at the CanadInns Polo Park Conference Centre in Winnipeg. Daytime attendance is reserved for students in correlation with the ATA’s Youth Attraction Effort, but members of […]

Done Deal: MPI signs new deal with auto repair shops

Winnipeg, Manitoba — Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) recently announced it has signed a new deal with the Automotive Trades Association of Manitoba (ATA) and the Manitoba Motor Dealers Association (MMDA).  All parties have given the thumbs up to a new Light Vehicle Accreditation Agreement (LVAA) model, which is focused on meaningful consultation between the repair […]

To Each Their Own: MPI makes compensation agreements directly with Manitoba body shops, automotive associations displeased

Winnipeg, Manitoba — Last Fall, Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) and two automotive associations entered into negotiations to discuss compensation increases. However, after many months of negotiations, MPI determined that negotiations with the Manitoba Motor Dealers Association (MMDA) and the Automotive Trades Association (ATA) could no longer proceed. And it exercised its right to terminate the industry […]