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AIA Canada Welcomes the Adoption of Bill 29 in Quebec

Quebec, October 6, 2023The Automotive Industries Association of Canada (AIA Canada) welcomes the adoption of Bill 29 in Quebec, a significant step forward in the right to repair and the fight against planned obsolescence.

Quebec is now the first Canadian province to pass a law on the right to repair that includes the automotive industry. This sets an important precedent for Canada to follow and adopt a legislation that guarantees consumers the right to repair their automobiles with the service provider of their choice. AIA Canada and its thousands of members from coast to coast have long been advocating for legislation that would preserve consumer choice and allow our essential auto care industry businesses to compete on a fair and level playing field. We are delighted to see this come to fruition today in Quebec, and remain committed to pushing for similar legislation at the federal level.

Jean-Francois Champagne, president and CEO of AIA Canada (Photo courtesy of AIA Canada)

Although this crucial step has been taken, AIA Canada is committed to working with the Government of Quebec to develop the regulations that will result from this legislation to continue to protect the rights of Quebec consumers regarding auto care. We are committed to working constructively together and putting in place a regulatory framework that benefits Quebec consumers.

AIA Canada would also like to express its sincere gratitude to all parliamentarians of the Quebec National Assembly for passing Bill 29 unanimously. This unanimity reflects the clear and strong consensus in favour of the right to repair in Quebec, and we are convinced that this legislation will benefit society as a whole by promoting greater sustainability and fairness for consumers.

At the national level, we continue to work with local, provincial and federal governments across the country to pass legislation that will address the right to repair problem and protect the auto-care sector, now and for the future.