AMVIC warns that Leisure RV is not licensed under Alberta law

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Edmonton… The Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council (AMVIC) is warning consumers that Leisure RV appears to continue to operate on a farm west of Millet, Alta., despite not having a provincial licence to sell or service recreational vehicles in Alberta.

AMVIC is responsible for administering and enforcing automotive industry regulations under Alberta’s Fair Trading Act.

Businesses involved in the purchase, sale or leasing, repair and maintenance of automobiles, trucks or recreational vehicles in Alberta must be licensed by AMVIC. Businesses that sell motor vehicles must employ salespersons who are registered by AMVIC. Anyone who solicits negotiates or closes the sale or lease of a vehicle in Alberta is considered an automotive salesperson. A license is not required for a business that rents vehicles for less than 120 days.

“The business continues to have the appearance of being in operation and their website also states that they are in operation,” said Bob Hamilton, executive director of the council.

He said AMVIC proposed to cancel the licence of Leisure RV in October 2007. Owner Arnold Donszelmann made no representation and the licence was then cancelled. Leisure RV did not appeal the decision.

“Protect yourself by making sure that any motor vehicle business that you deal with has an AMVIC licence,” said Hamilton. Check to see if a business is licenced