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AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRIES ASSOCIATION OF CANADA

AIA Canada holds a "Consumer Car Day" at The National Assembly of Québec!

October 21, 2011 – On October 18th, AIA Canada and its Quebec Division organized a very successful “Consumer Car Day”. With an impressive number of aftermarket industry leaders from Québec in attendance, meetings were arranged with Members of the National Assembly (MNAs) at the National Assembly of Québec . This allowed AIA members to meet MNAs and to highlight issues that the association is involved with as well as identifying the many challenges consumers face regarding vehicle maintenance.

During the meetings, 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 (8) years or older are resold that they are safe and that they comply with environmental legislation.


From left to right: Front row – Marc Brazeau, President of AIA Canada, Magella Boutin,Past Chair of the AIA Quebec Division, Carol Chartrand, President of the AIA Quebec Division, Mauro Cifelli, AIA Chairman of the Board, Gaetan Dussault, Immediate Past Chait of the AIA Quebec Division, Bernard Lefebvre
Back row: Pierre Vocelle, Simon Matte, Pierre Beaudoin, Raymond Savard, Patrice Marcil, Jean Duchesneau, Stéphane Carré, Joel Bernard, Remy Rousseau, André Latreille, Daniel Malandruccolo, Daniel Boyer, Émile L. Bergeron, Jacques Parent,André Sansregret, Claude L’Ecuyer

To view the photo in a larger format, click here.

The day was led by Marc Brazeau, President of AIA Canada, Mauro Cifelli, AIA Chairman of the Board, Carol Chartrand, President of the AIA Quebec Division, Claude L'Ecuyer, Senior Advisor to AIA as well as Joel Bernard, AIA 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," noted 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. For more information, please contact Joel.Bernard@aiacanada.com.

To see photos of the event of the "Consumer Car Day" in Quebec, click here.

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About AIA Canada
The Automotive Industries Association of Canada (AIA) is a national trade association representing the automotive aftermarket industry in Canada. The aftermarket is a $18.7 billion industry that employs more than 420,200 people. The industry is composed of companies that manufacture, distribute and install automotive replacement parts, accessories, tools, and equipment. AIA represents manufacturers, re-builders, manufacturers agents, warehouse distributors, national distributors, buying groups, wholesalers, machine shops, retailers, and through its councils, the interests of collision repair shops and automotive service and repair outlets. AIA’s mandate is to promote, educate and represent members in all areas that impact the growth and prosperity of the industry. Visit us on the web at
www.aiacanada.com.

Contact:
Patty Kettles
Manager, Marketing & Communications
Automotive Industries Association of Canada
1272 Wellington Street West
Ottawa, ON K1Y 3A7
1-800-808-2920 ext. 221
Patty.kettles@aiacanada.com

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