AMVIC’s cancellation decision upheld

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Edmonton— The Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council’s cancellation of an Edmonton used car businesses’ sales licence and salesperson registration was upheld by an appeal panel in a decision dated Sept. 9, 2016 . An independent appeal panel appointed by the Minister of Service Alberta concluded that Martin Hausner, owner of Cars on Whyte and Edmonton … Read More

Lethbridge consumer awarded restitution after AMVIC investigation

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Edmonton— A Lethbridge dad was awarded $3,900 in court-ordered restitution on July 20, 2016 for a car he bought his daughter. Last summer the man bought a 2008 Chevrolet Aveo from someone advertising it online. He had a mechanic inspect the car after he bought it. That is when he found out there were serious … Read More

AMVIC celebrates Canada Day with launch of translated tip cards

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Edmonton— This Canada Day the Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council wants you to know it is looking out for you. The automotive regulator is removing some language barriers to help spread consumer protection awareness. “We live in a great country where we welcome people from all around the world,” John Bachinski, executive director of AMVIC … Read More

AMVIC takes steps to improve compliance

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Edmonton— The Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council is tightening its consumer protection education requirements in an effort to improve compliance with the laws. Any automotive salesperson who has been out of the industry for more than three years, must now successfully retake the salesperson Fair Trading Act course before being granted a new registration to … Read More

$10,000 fine upheld for missing document

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Edmonton— The Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council’s $10,000 administrative penalty against a used car and repair business in Stony Plain, Alta., has been upheld in a decision dated June 8, 2016. The original penalty, issued to Xtreme Truck & Toys Ltd. in the fall of 2015, followed an AMVIC investigation and review. An independent appeal … Read More

AMVIC court order leads to arrest

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Edmonton— An Edmonton used car dealer was arrested on May 12, 2016 for breaching a court order obtained by the Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council. Dennis Feldman was arrested by Edmonton Police Service and charged with breach of a court order and three counts of fraud. The charges stem from an ongoing AMVIC and Edmonton … Read More

AMVIC publishes latest report on Service Alberta recommendations

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The Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council has published a copy of AMVIC’s Progress on Implementing the Recommendations from the Review of Investigations of 2014. The report is dated April 11, 2016. The same report was recently provided to the Ministry of Service Alberta. “I am very pleased with the results of the report which highlights … Read More

AMVIC employee honoured in Auto Remarketing Canada under 40 awards

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Edmonton– AMVIC’s in-house legal counsel, Elizabeth Maishlish, has received the distinction of being included in Auto Remarketing Canada’s 2016 Class of Remarketing’s Under 40. “I’m very passionate about consumer protection and honoured to receive recognition for my work in support of consumer rights and fair market competition,” Elizabeth Maishlish, AMVIC counsel said. Maishlish has been … Read More

Regulator reviewing Sunridge RV’s licence

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Edmonton – The Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council is reviewing the status of Sunridge RV Inc.’s Airdrie, Alta. and Crossfield, Alta. business licence. AMVIC, the provincial automotive regulator, issued Sunridge RV Inc. a Notice of Administrative Review on March 10, 2016. Sunridge RV Inc. was ordered into bankruptcy on March 9, 2016. While the business … Read More

Sunridge RV Inc. in bankruptcy

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Edmonton – Sunridge RV Inc. is now in bankruptcy following court proceedings on March 9, 2016. Sunridge RV is located in Airdrie, Alta. and Crossfield, Alta. The Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council is continuing to work with the trustee in the interest of consumer protection. Any Sunridge RV customers who are concerned about their trade-ins … Read More