Statement from AMVIC re: Bill 31

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“I want to thank Hon. McLean, Minister of Service Alberta, for her leadership and commitment to consumer protection in Alberta. The changes announced today, through Bill 31, A Better Deal for Consumers and Businesses Act, further support AMVIC’s mandate of consumer protection in the motor vehicle industry. Providing a fair marketplace for automotive consumers and … Read More

AMVIC finalizes Consumer Compensation Fund claims for Treadz

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Edmonton— Letters were sent out on Nov. 15 in regards to the final determination amounts from the Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council’s (AMVIC) Consumer Compensation Fund in the Treadz Auto Group Inc. case. Fifty-one claims worth a total loss of $1,138,162 were received between Aug. 28, 2014 and Aug. 28, 2017 related to Treadz. As … Read More

Four new public board members appointed to AMVIC

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Edmonton— Service Alberta has appointed four new public board members to the Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council (AMVIC), bringing the total to 11 members. “These individuals each bring their own unique skills and experience that will strengthen and diversify the board overall,” said Doug Lagore, CEO. “AMVIC is excited to work with the board to … Read More

AMVIC impersonator attending automotive dealerships

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Edmonton— AMVIC is alerting all Alberta automotive businesses about an individual falsely claiming to be an AMVIC representative. AMVIC was recently notified by multiple licensees that they were targeted by an AMVIC impersonator. In one known instance, an individual attended an automotive business falsely claiming to be an inspector. Throughout the conversation, the individual changed … Read More

AMVIC improves consumer protection and ensures fair enforcement

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Edmonton— Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council (AMVIC) has hired for the positions of registrar, human resources manager and legal counsel, directly acting on recommendations outlined in the 2016 Report on Governance and Operations commissioned by Service Alberta and conducted by Management Consultant George Cuff. Brenda Chomey has joined AMVIC in the newly created position of … Read More

AMVIC lays 24 charges against former Edmonton business owner

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Edmonton— Alberta’s automotive regulator has charged Dalwinder Singh Dahele under the Criminal Code, Fair Trading Act and Traffic Safety Act, following an investigation stemming from multiple consumer complaints. Dahele, representative of Autobahn Outlet Ltd. and Autobahn Automotive Solutions Ltd., faces five charges for theft over $5,000, five charges for fraud over $5,000, 13 charges for unlicensed … Read More

Drive away from fraud

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Drive away from fraud   Edmonton— An unbeatable price on a used car may be hard to walk away from, but this Fraud Prevention Month Alberta’s automotive regulator is reminding consumers to think twice before signing a deal that’s too good to be true. Throughout the month of March, AMVIC and the Competition Bureau’s Fraud … Read More

S’more RV buying tips from AMVIC

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Edmonton— Enjoying a toasty campfire, roasting marshmallows and camping under the stars sounds like a faraway fantasy in snowy February. But, this weekend Albertans will start planning for those dream RV vacations at the Edmonton RV Expo & Sale. AMVIC, Alberta’s automotive regulator, will be at the Edmonton RV Expo to offer consumers helpful tips … Read More

Curber ordered to pay $14,800 to consumers

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Edmonton— A former Edmonton used car dealer was convicted on two counts of fraud and ordered to pay $14,800 in restitution to his victims. Dennis Feldman collected deposits then failed to deliver the vehicles as promised or return the money. The Jan. 12, 2017 fraud convictions stem from an ongoing AMVIC and Edmonton Police Service … Read More

AMVIC hires interim CEO

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Edmonton— The Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council is pleased to announce that Doug Lagore will fill the position of interim CEO of AMVIC, effective Dec. 15, 2016. Lagore has more than 30 years of experience as a highly respected senior leader. He has worked in a consultant role with several municipalities and one of his … Read More