Automotive aftermarket leaders brought comments and concerns about promoting vehicle maintenance among Quebeckers to the province’s National Assembly on Oct. 18.
Held in conjunction with a “Consumer Car Day” organized by the Automotive Industries Association of Canada’s Quebec Division, industry leaders met with Members of the National Assembly (MNAs) at the National Assembly of Québec.
AIA members spoke to politicians and government representatives about the many challenges consumers face regarding vehicle maintenance. MNAs were made aware of Be Car Care Aware and its “Car Safety Month” campaign during the month of October.
In addition to the Be Car Care Aware program, members also stressed the need for the Québec government to adopt a regulation to ensure that when vehicles aged eight years or older are resold they are safe and in compliance with environmental legislation.
The event was led by AIA president Marc Brazeau, and AIA chairman of the board Mauro Cifelli, as well as Carol Chartrand (president of the AIA Quebec Division), Claude L’Ecuyer (senior advisor to AIA) and Joel Bernard (AIA’s director of public affairs.
The day ended on a high note with a cocktail reception at Le Parlementaire restaurant.
"We are very pleased with the support we received from the members of the Quebec government," said Mauro Cifelli. "Their warm welcome and especially their interest in road safety clearly demonstrate that our efforts are worthwhile. We do plan further meetings in the near future. "
On October 26th, a similar event will take place in Ottawa at the Federal level. Key industry leaders of the automotive aftermarket industry will meet with Ministers and MPs throughout the course of the day and have the opportunity to continue discussions with more than 70 political figures, who will be in attendance at the "Cocktail Reception" that evening.
To see photos of the event of the "Consumer Car Day" in Quebec, click here.