February 4th, 2022 – Ottawa, Ontario – The following is a statement from Jean-François Champagne, President of the Automotive Industries Association of Canada (AIA Canada):
"I want to commend MP Brian Masse for introducing his Private Members’ Bill which will establish much-needed rights for vehicle owners across Canada. Currently, vehicle manufacturers own the data transmitted by vehicles, limiting options for where consumers can have their vehicle repaired. This important legislation will place that control back in the hands of consumers, allowing them to choose the service or repair shop that is best for them. Given previous support from all parties to establish a right to repair, we are hopeful this Bill will receive broad support and encourage its swift passage.”
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About AIA Canada:
The Automotive Industries Association (AIA) of Canada is the only national industry association in Canada that brings together the entire automotive aftermarket supply and service chain. Our membership extends to more than 4,000 member locations across Canada employing professionals dedicated to providing quality parts and products as well as vehicle service and repairs to the country’s fleet of almost 26 million vehicles.
For further information please contact:
AIA Canada Communications
1-800-808-2920 ext. 2285