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,” […]

Tow-tal Control: Ontario government looks to ‘strengthen oversight of towing sector’, introduce certification, standards and more

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— The Ontario government is looking to introduce legislation that seeks to “strengthen the province’s oversight of the towing sector,” along with measures to protect vulnerable road users and increase penalties for those engaging in high-risk driving behaviours. Through the newly introduced Towing and Storage Safety and Enforcement Act, 2021, the Ontario government […]

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 […]

New vehicle storage regs for Ontario will come into force July 2016

New regulations regarding vehicle storage are coming into force in Ontario in July of 2016.

By Jeff Sanford Toronto, Ontario — December 28, 2015 — The new year is almost upon us, and it’s set to bring some regulatory shifts. In Ontario, operators of collision repair facilities will be dealing with changes to the laws around vehicle storage. The new regulations are designed to eliminate overcharging for vehicle storage and […]