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 […]

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 […]

Selfish Savings: Disparity in New Brunswick auto insurance rates, savings ‘obscene’

Fredericton, New Brunswick — Something isn’t adding up quite right in New Brunswick as new statistics show that auto insurers in the province saved big during the pandemic, but continued to gouge customers on premium rates. According to the General Insurance Statistical Agency (GISA), insurers charged New Brunswick drivers $197.6 million more in premiums than […]

Castaways: P.E.I. hit by car rental shortage

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island — As Prince Edward Island loosens COVID-19 restrictions, travellers are struggling to find rental vehicles and some are even cancelling their trip because they can’t get their hands on a car.  B.C. resident LeeAnna Binder wanted to spend two weeks in P.E.I. this summer, but due to the lack of vehicles […]

Response Reward: Fix Network World receives three awards for COVID-19 response efforts

Blainville, Québec — Fix Network World has just won an award for their crisis communication efforts during the pandemic.  During a virtual Excellence Gala, the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) gave Fix Network World the Gold Quill Award for “Recovery & Resilience: COVID-19 Business Continuity Plan.” Fix Network World was given recognition because they […]

Feeble Fleets: Car rental shortage looms in Canada

Victoria, British Columbia — With COVID-19 restrictions lifting, and more people wanting to travel, North America is experiencing a car rental shortage of epic proportions.  Craig Hirota, the vice-president of government relations and member services with Associated Canadian Car Rental Operators, says that the pandemic can be to blame for the car rental shortage.  “Most […]

COVID Courtesy: Magna, GM and Honda give employees paid time off for vaccine

Toronto, Ontario — Magna International, General Motors Canada and Honda Canada are providing paid- time off for employees in Ontario to get the COVID-19 vaccine. While the vaccination policies differ slightly across the companies, none of them are requiring their employees to get vaccinated, however, they are merely encouraging it through education and paid time off. […]