United We Stand: CAR Coalition launches U.S. Right to Repair campaign

Washington, District of Columbia, United States ⁠— The CAR Coalition, a group of independent automotive parts and repair companies, associations and insurers committed to preserving customer choice has launched a multi-million dollar U.S. campaign in support of the right to repair movement and key legislative measures, including the Save Money on Auto Repair Transporation (SMART) […]

Quebec’s Zero Emissions Bill Causes Upset

By CRM Staff Toronto, Ontario — January 2 2018 — The province of Québec just got a bill in the mail. Bill 104 is “an Act to increase the number of zero-emission motor vehicles in Québec in order to reduce greenhouse gas and other pollutant emissions.” Isabelle Melançon, the Québec Minister of Sustainable Development, the […]

Alberta looks to overhaul consumer protection legislation, including auto repair shops


By Tom Davis Edmonton, Alberta — December 4, 2017 — Consumer protection is of increasing importance, but at what cost for small business operators? That will be the question posed to Alberta’s provincial government after it proposed a new bill to beef up consumer protection laws. Collision repairers, however, are confident any new regulations will […]

Alberta’s Bill 203 scrapped by review committee

Members of Alberta's Legislative Assembly reviewing Bill 203 have decided not to let the bill go forward after hearing testimony from dealers and repairers.

Edmonton, Alberta — January 26, 2017 — An Alberta private member’s bill that was intended to protect motorists from unexpectedly high repair bills did not proceed to second reading. Bill 203, originally introduced by Edmonton-Meadowlark NDP MLA Jon Carson, was under review by the standing committee on families and communities, but the Alberta Members of […]

Legislative framework still needed for autonomous vehicles

Google started the white-hot hype around driverless cars, but technological barriers notwithstanding, experts say a legislative framework is still needed before the vehicles can be made available to the public.

By Dylan O’Hagan   Peterborough, Ontario — May 2, 2016 — Autonomous vehicles (AVs) are coming at some point.  It could be as soon as the year 2020 according to Barrie Kirk, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Canadian Automated Vehicles Centre of Excellence (CAVCOE), but currently there is little to no legislation in place […]

Ontario introduces towing, vehicle storage legislation

Toronto, Ontario — April 15, 2014 — Ontario is taking steps to strengthen consumer protection and further reduce auto insurance rates to regulate the towing and vehicle storage industries. “We are strengthening consumer protection for drivers involved in traffic collisions or in need of roadside assistance. Drivers should have the confidence that the tow truck […]