Winter Bonus: First 200,000 MPI rebate cheques to be mailed this week

Winnipeg, Manitoba — It’s that time of year—the MPI rebate cheques are here. Or they’re being mailed out this week, at least.  Manitoba’s public auto insurer expects to put about $328 back into the wallets of drivers as the first 200,000 rebate cheques are on the way to Canada Post. MPI says that in total, […]

Conference Watch: CCIF ‘exploring options’ for Toronto event

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— The Canadian Collision Industry Forum (CCIF) issued a statement Tuesday morning stating the organization was “currently exploring its options for the Toronto event scheduled for February 3 and 4, 2022.” “Although we are looking forward to meeting in person, the health and wellbeing of our attendees and community is our first priority,” […]

Quarantine Queries: AIA Canada releases Consumer Behaviour report on COVID-19 pandemic

Ottawa, Ontario — Alongside the release of November’s Monthly Minute newsletter, AIA Canada has put out a new report as part of its Consumer Behaviour Series that engaged 2000 Canadian drivers on how they were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. AIA Canada president J.F. Champagne delved into the report at length during a webinar on […]

Stay a While: AIA Canada covers consumer trends amid COVID-19

Ottawa, Ontario ⁠— The Automotive Industries Assocation of Canada (AIA Canada) says consumers behaviours have shifted amid COVID-19, and some customers want to see certain aspects stick around, even in the post-pandemic era. AIA Canada presented the data in an Oct. 28 webinar, where AIA President J.F. Champagne, Quorus Consulting Group President Rick Nadeau and […]

Siding with Science: Craftsman Collision to require COVID vaccination for employees

Toronto, Ontario — In a first for Canadian collision franchises, Craftsman Collision has made the call to mandate COVID-19 vaccination for all employees. According to last week’s press release announcing the policy, all employees of the Craftsman Group, which includes Craftsman Collision, Distinctive Auto Works, MB  Autoworks, Craftsman Auto Glass, Wedge Clamp Systems and Craftsman […]

Talks in Turkey: IBIS to host free event next week

Ankara, Turkey ⁠— The International Bodyshop Industry Symposium (IBIS) will be hosting IBISConnect Turkey next week free of charge. Held Wednesday, October 6, the event will focus on recovery in the post-pandemic era, according to the event agenda.  “In 2020 the business world was suddenly thrown into turmoil beyond anyone’s imagination,” wrote IBIS in its […]

Beyond the Border: U.S. President Joe Biden unveils new vaccine measures

Washington, D.C. — United States President Joe Biden has announced new vaccine rules on federal workers, large employers and health care staff, directing the nation’s Labor Department to require all businesses with 100 or more employees to ensure their workers are either vaccinated against COVID-19 or tested for the virus once a week. The new […]