Government Relations

HDAC’s Government Relations (GR) activities focus on the following:

  • representing the interests of members at all levels of government to ensure that the needs of the industry are properly communicated and safeguarded.
  • identifying, researching and addressing government policies (federal, provincial, and municipal) that have or may have an impact on its members.
  • being primary source of information for the Canadian heavy duty aftermarket industry on regulatory and legislative issues that impact members and the industry.
  • representing the Canadian heavy duty aftermarket industry in the North American Right-to-Repair coalition led by the Commercial Vehicles Solutions Network (CVSN) in the United States. In parallel, HDAC government relations staff is interacting regularly with Industry Canada officials and federally elected Members of Parliament from each of the key national parties to ensure the necessary support for a Right-to-Repair agreement.

: As of September 14, 2015 Heavy Duty Aftermarket Canada (HDAC), the Commercial Vehicle Solutions Network (CVSN) and the Truck and Engine Manufacturers Association (EMA), together with the Equipment and Tool Institute (ETI) and the Auto Care Association (AutoCare) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the access to heavy-duty vehicle service and repair information. The MOU addresses the availability of service and repair information for Model Year 2010 and later trucks and buses over five tonnes sold in Canada and the United States. Read more here.



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