The Ontario Chamber of Commerce has formally adopted a resolution to support Bill 2, the Cutting Red Tape for Motor Vehicle Dealers Act, 2018 at its Annual General Meeting in Hamilton this past weekend.
Previously known as Bill 3 and Bill 152 in previous sessions of Parliament, Bill 2 is a Private Members Bill put forward by Leeds-Grenville MPP Steve Clark. If passed, the Bill would allow auto dealers to register and licence the vehicles they sell by electronic means, from their dealership.
This would eliminate the outdated requirement to physically transport paperwork back and forth or wait in line at a licensing office upon the completion of a sale to process paperwork. This would save auto dealers time and money and allow consumers to take possession of their new vehicle minutes after signing a contract.
“The Newmarket Chamber of Commerce deserves much credit for this fantastic outcome,” said Frank Notte, Director of Government Relations for the Trillium Automobile Dealers Association. “Ontario’s 1,000 new car dealers appreciate their hard work and advocacy in helping to raise the profile of Bill 2. We are grateful to the Newmarket Chamber and other Chambers who sponsored the resolution for supporting this important initiative for Ontario’s auto sector.”
The Newmarket Chamber of Commerce authored the original resolution put to the Ontario Chamber for consideration at the AGM. The resolution received widespread support and was sponsored by those Chambers representing Vaughan, Sarnia-Lambton, Greater Niagara, Greater Peterborough and Hamilton.