Consumers cautioned to avoid importing or buying water-damaged vehicles from Hurricane Sandy

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Edmonton… The Alberta government and the Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council (AMVIC) caution Albertans to do research before importing or buying a new or used vehicle from the United States. With reports of more than 230,000 vehicles damaged by flooding during Hurricane Sandy, it’s possible that unscrupulous sellers and brokers may try to unload them … Read More

Unlicensed RV business owner pleads guilty to nine counts of fraud

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Edmonton… An Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council (AMVIC) investigation has resulted in a 21-month prison sentence for an Alberta man who represented himself as the owner of a legitimate automotive/RV consignment business. The man has also been ordered by the court to pay back $102,000 in restitution to his victims. Roland Jonas, owner of Save … Read More

Compensation fund provides greater protection for automotive consumers

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Calgary…Alberta consumers who purchase automotive vehicle sales and repairs now have additional protection. Those consumers will be able to get compensation from a $1.5 million fund introduced by the Alberta government and the Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council (AMVIC) for financial losses where no other options for resolution with the business are available. “A fund … Read More

Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council – Bylaws

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ARTICLE 1 – INTERPRETATION Definitions 1.1 In these Bylaws, unless the context otherwise requires: (a) “Act” means the Societies Act, being Chapter S-14, R.S.A. 2000, as amended from time to time; (b) “Applicant” includes an individual, corporation, partnership, joint venture, trust, unincorporated organization, the Crown or any agency or instrumentality thereof or any other legal … Read More