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

Leduc Motor’s business licence cancelled

DATE: | Consumer bulletins | News releases

Edmonton— BFF Auto Inc., operating as Leduc Motor’s (aka Leduc Motors, Leduc RV’s), has stopped business operations and the Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council (AMVIC) has cancelled the business licence effective Jan. 30, 2018. AMVIC is investigating numerous consumer complaints regarding Leduc Motor’s. It is alleged that the business may have sold vehicles with unpaid … 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

Volume 4 2017

DATE: | Impact Newsletter

In this issue: What happened at the Edmonton and Lethbridge stakeholder engagement sessions for industry. Details on page 1. Dealer gets a $14,000 fine for not following all-in pricing laws. More on page 2. The importance of completing registration documents correctly. Check out page 2. How to advertise using a window hanger. Find out how on page 3. Service & … Read More

Statement from AMVIC re: Bill 31

DATE: | News releases

“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

Check the shop before you check your tires

DATE: | Consumer bulletins

Snow is here, which means you may be looking to winterize your vehicle by switching your tires for winter tires or installing a remote car starter.  Before you start shopping around for the best deals, make sure you check to see if the service and repair shop is AMVIC-licensed.   Benefits of dealing with a … Read More