2017-2018 AMVIC annual report available now

DATE: | Industry bulletins

2017 – 2018 annual report highlights: Bill 31 and the Consumer Protection Act provides a fair marketplace for both industry and consumers in Alberta (page 11). Over 10,000 businesses licensed and over 7,000 salespeople registered (page 21). Read about how AMVIC hosted industry information sessions across the province to improve advertising compliance (page 23). AMVIC … Read More

New security requirements for consignment dealers

DATE: | Industry bulletins

Beginning Sept. 1, 2018, AMVIC is implementing a significant change to the security requirement for licensed consignment businesses. New consignment businesses applying for the AMVIC consignment licence will need to provide a minimum $300,000 security in the form of cash or an irrevocable letter of credit or bond, in order to complete their application. Current … Read More

Crossline Truck & Auto Sales and related companies in receivership

DATE: | Consumer bulletins | Industry bulletins | News releases

Edmonton— Alberta automotive consumers should be aware that a Receivership Order was granted by the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta effective May 18, 2018 against the following AMVIC licensees: Crossline Truck & Auto Sales Ltd. (a.k.a. City Auto Truck Sales, Crossline Trucks and Toys Yellowhead, City Auto Truck Sales, Signature Tire @ Crossline Yellowhead … Read More

AMVIC suspends Roadsport Autocredit’s business licence due to consumer complaints

DATE: | Consumer bulletins | Industry bulletins | News releases

Edmonton— Roadsport Autocredit (aka 403 Car Loan, Credit Amnesty 2012, 1800Approved.ca, 1800Approved), located in Calgary, has stopped business operations and the Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council (AMVIC) has suspended their business licence effective April 13, 2018. AMVIC is investigating consumer complaints regarding unpaid third party warranties, gap insurance concerns and mechanical issues relating to consumer … Read More

Help your customers understand their contracts

DATE: | Industry bulletins

In light of recent increased attention on deposits and contracts, AMVIC has issued a bulletin to consumers reminding them to read and understand everything carefully before signing any documents. AMVIC provides resources available on our website for both industry and consumers. For example, our deposit form reminds consumers what questions to ask the next time … Read More

Bill 31 and the Consumer Protection Act

DATE: | Industry bulletins

Bill 31: A Better Deal for Consumers and Businesses Act has passed and amended the name of the Fair Trading Act to the Consumer Protection Act. Amendments to the legislation will allow the Minister to establish a Consumer Bill of Rights, prohibit contract clauses that restrict negative reviews, prohibit businesses from using or enforcing mandatory … Read More

Information session for industry in Red Deer

DATE: | Industry bulletins

AMVIC will be hosting an industry information session for automotive businesses at the Radisson Red Deer on March 6, 2018. To help address the need for compliance with automotive advertising regulations, the session will focus on advertising laws and the corresponding requirements. The session will also cover topics such as the differences between inspections and … Read More

AMVIC hires new Chief Executive Officer

DATE: | Industry bulletins | News releases

Edmonton— The Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council (AMVIC) Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Malcolm Knox will fill the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective Jan. 29, 2018. “Mr. Knox has extensive qualifications and executive experience, with a proven track record managing change in regulated business environments,” said Bill Burnett, AMVIC Board … Read More

AMVIC inspections also apply to service and repair

DATE: | Industry bulletins

Inspections are an important mechanism to enhancing consumer confidence as Alberta’s automotive industry complies with the Fair Trading Act, Traffic Safety Act and associated regulations. Inspections provide opportunities for licensed automotive businesses to learn more about and ask for clarification on the automotive legislation and regulations. Businesses are required to co-operate with any inspections being … Read More

Keep your ads on the nice list

DATE: | Industry bulletins

Before you publish ads this holiday season, make sure you check this list to ensure your ads comply with Alberta’s advertising laws. A complete checklist of the advertising regulations can be found here.   Does AMVIC have more advertising resources available? AMVIC also offers module four: advertising from the Salesperson Fair Trading Act Course at … Read More