December 21, 2004 by Canadian Underwriter
Representatives of the collision repair industry recently met with the man in charge of reforming Ontario’s auto insurance rules to discuss proposals relating to bodyshops and tow trucks.
Hamilton District Autobody Repair Association (HARA) executive director John Norris says he and Alex Szabo, president of the Collision Industry Standards Council of Ontario, and new car dealers association representative Bill Davis met with Mike Colle, parliamentary assistant to the Minister of Finance to discuss implementation of the Collision Repair Standards Act of 2002. While the act was passed unanimously, it has yet to be implemented, Norris explains.
Among the act’s provisions are stronger regulation of tow truck and collision repair facilities, specifically to cut down on such things as referral fees, charging for services not provided, or charging excessive prices.