New small business support efforts, luxury tax and more: A look at the 2021-22 federal budget

Ottawa, Ontario ⁠— The Liberal government unveiled its federal 2021-22 budget on Monday.  Despite numerous promises regarding small business recovery, vehicle electrification, EV battery initiatives and even a luxury tax on high-priced vehicles, the budget does not include any scrappage programs or incentives to purchase new vehicles, EVs or otherwise. Collision Repair has compiled a […]

Federal budget overlooks skilled trades, tax breaks for small business

Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau delivered the budget on Tuesday.

By Dylan O’Hagan Peterborough, Ontario — March 24, 2016 — The latest federal budget included more funding for job creation and skills development, but some collision repair facility owners say it’s not enough. They are calling for more training facilities and incentives for both business and students to help increase the workforce. The funding in […]

Ontario budget takes aim at insurance fraud

Ontario Minister of Finance Charles Sousa released the province's budget recently, which included statements about the province's plan to establish a serious fraud office focused on auto claims.

Toronto, Ontario — February 28, 2016 — The government of Ontario has plans to establish a “serious fraud office” with a special focus on auto insurance fraud. The announcement was included in the budget recently announced by Ontario Minister of Finance Charles Sousa. “Auto insurance fraud continues to be a serious problem and has plagued […]