Goodbye, Gas: Canadian government banning all new gas-powered car sales by 2035

Ottawa, Ontario — The Canadian federal government has announced it will ban sales of all new gas-powered cars by 2035. How Canada will plan to reach this ambitious goal is not currently disclosed at this time, but Transport Minister Omar Alghabra says the Federal government will do whatever it takes to pave the way for […]

EV Apprehension: New survey says there are still many barriers preventing Canadians from adopting EVs, which could be worrisome for automotive industry

Toronto, Ontario — Across Canada, collision repair facilities and automakers have been preparing for the future: electric vehicles.  Trying to stay ahead of the electric curve, many shops have obtained EV certifications, invested in new equipment and training. While, automakers have been pumping out electric vehicles left, right and center—with more than 130 new EVs […]

Market update: Auto sales continue to decline, an alliance of analysts

The decline in Canadian light vehicle sales that began in March continued into October.

By CRM staff Toronto — November 7, 2018 — In this week’s market update: Vehicle sales slide for seventh straight month, two automotive market forecasting firms join forces, and Copart expands in Europe. Auto sales dip The decline in Canadian light vehicle sales that began in March continued into October. The industry sold 161,125 units […]

Dave Procunier speaks on OE cert programs at Global Automakers of Canada

Dave Procunier of CSN-Heartland B&B Collision and Mike D'Angelo of BMW Group Canada.

By Jeff Sanford Markham, Ontario — September 13, 2015 — The Global Automakers of Canada (GAC) recently convened its collision repair committee for a meeting. Dave Procunier, the owner of CSN-Heartland B&B Collision Centre, made a presentation to the committee about why OEs would benefit from certified collision repair programs. Procunier is a well-known in […]