Category Archives: Government Relations

The Government of Canada and stakeholders from the North American auto industry are seeking information from the aftermarket on Pentadecafluorooctanoic acid (PFOA). PFOA is: A synthetic chemical Used by chemical companies and manufacturers to make non-stick cookware, water repellant coatings for all-weather clothing and fabrics, food packing, gaskets, O-rings and hoses Used in producing fluoropolymers, […]

AIA Canada, along with Auto Care Association and the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), submitted comments to the Department of Commerce (Commerce) concerning the Section 232 National Security Investigation of Imports of Automobiles, including Cars, SUVs, Vans and Light Trucks, and Automotive Parts. Section 232 investigations are conducted to determine the impacts of imports on […]

President JF Champagne made his way to Edmonton on June 6th to be part of a panel at the Conference Board of Canada’s Automated Vehicles 2018: Planning for Urban and Rural Transitions Conference to discuss the impact of automated vehicles on the workforce. As new mobility and automated vehicles emerge, important questions have been raised around how […]

The Automotive Industries Association of Canada (AIA) is looking for stakeholder participation in its Community of Practice on Education and Workforce Development in the Automotive Aftermarket. What is a Community of Practice? The role of the Community of Practice is to bring together industry stakeholders, AIA staff and other third parties to exchange knowledge and […]

Ontario is transitioning to a circular economy. A circular economy “aims to maximize value and eliminate waste by improving the design of materials, products, and business models. A circular economy goes beyond recycling. The goal is not just to design for better end-of-life recovery, but to minimize the use of raw materials and energy through […]