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  • First impressions

    First impressions

    When we first interviewed John White about his new role as President and CEO of the Canadian Automobile Dealers Association (CADA), he had only been on the job for a few days. Now, a few months later, after having criss-crossed the country attending dealer events and taking part in board […]

  • Tim Ryan appointed VP of CADA

    Tim Ryan appointed VP of CADA

    The Canadian Automobile Dealers Association (CADA) announced last week that it was promoting one of its senior employees to a more elevated role, better reflecting his status in the organization — and within the industry. Tim Ryan, who has been with the association for more than 18 years, was named […]

  • Video exclusive: 2016 CADA Laureate winners revealed

    Video exclusive: 2016 CADA Laureate winners revealed

    Canadian Automobile Dealers Association (CADA) has announced the three dealers who will join the ranks of the CADA Laureates. Independent judges from the Ivey Business School selected the three winners from among 15 finalists in three categories, including ambassadorship, business innovation and retail operations. Watch this video exclusive from the […]

  • Federation Hall unveiled at ABSC

    Federation Hall unveiled at ABSC

    The Canadian Automobile Dealers Association, along with representatives from provincial dealer associations, officially unveiled Federation Hall, the newly-renovated student lobby at the Automotive Business School of Canada in Barrie, Ont. this morning. Last year, CADA and provincial association executives announced the $250,000 investment to freshen up the lobby and transform […]

  • Lending a helping hand

    Lending a helping hand

    When tragedies strike, dealers are often there to support their communities. Dealer associations across Alberta, in collaboration with the Canadian Automobile Dealers Association (CADA), have rallied together to raise funds for dealership employees affected by the wildfires in Fort McMurray, Alta. and surrounding areas. To date, the dealer associations have […]

  

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Ideal Honda celebrates new location

Ideal Honda celebrates new location

August 24, 2016 at 2:38 pm 0 comments

Toyotoshi Group Canada marked the official grand opening of the new home of Ideal Honda in Mississauga, Ont. on Aug. 17, 2016. Located on the northeast corner of Dixie Road and Canada’s busiest highway, the 401, it’s a short distance from its previous location. The move was years in the […]

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Saunders Subaru sold to Pattison

Saunders Subaru sold to Pattison

August 24, 2016 at 2:37 pm 0 comments

After 36 years of operation in Victoria, B.C., Saunders Subaru owners Bob and Norma Saunders announced they have sold their dealership to The Jim Pattison Auto Group. It’s the largest Subaru retailer in Canada, and the addition of the Saunders Subaru store will make it the group’s fifth Subaru location […]

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Global auto sales gain momentum

Global auto sales gain momentum

August 24, 2016 at 2:36 pm 0 comments

Global auto sales have been stronger than expected, rising five per cent through July, reported Scotiabank. According to the bank’s latest report, gains reflect a modest acceleration among the G7, especially western Europe, as well as a rebound in purchases across emerging markets. Though gains are expected to moderate through […]

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OpenRoad VW celebrates with beach bash

OpenRoad VW celebrates with beach bash

August 24, 2016 at 2:35 pm 0 comments

OpenRoad VW in Vancouver, B.C. recently celebrated its grand opening with a west coast beach party that featured an outdoor beach volleyball court, collector VW displays and a gourmet barbecue. More than 500 guests attended the event, including Maria Stenstrom, President of Volkswagen Canada, and Christian Chia, President & CEO […]

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Auction veteran named TradeRev manager

Auction veteran named TradeRev manager

August 24, 2016 at 2:34 pm 0 comments

John Farquharson has been named manager of operations for TradeRev in Canada, announced company founder and CEO Mark Endras. Farquharson will be responsible for overseeing the support and arbitration departments and administrative operations throughout Canada, said TradeRev. He will also work on developing and improving processes that deliver customer service, […]

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Dixie Toyota celebrates grand opening with Japanese flare

Dixie Toyota celebrates grand opening with Japanese flare

August 18, 2016 at 4:39 pm 0 comments

It was a long time coming but Dixie Toyota was finally able to open the doors to its new home at 1600 Toyo Circle in Mississauga, Ont. “To be able to open these doors after seven years is a very special feeling,” said Mario Toyotoshi, Chief Experience Officer of Toyotoshi […]

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Quebec’s first FCEV delivered to customer

Quebec’s first FCEV delivered to customer

August 18, 2016 at 4:38 pm 0 comments

A Quebec man was recently handed the keys to a 2016 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell vehicle, the first to arrive in the province. The customer is Paul-Yvan Deschenes with the Centre de Gestion de l’Equipment Roulant (CGER), which manages vehicle fleets for Quebec provincial ministries. The lease is in partnership […]

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TRADER makes use of ‘big data’

TRADER makes use of ‘big data’

August 18, 2016 at 4:36 pm 0 comments

Dealers can now use predictive analytics and data to learn more about their customers on autoTRADER.ca. TRADER Corp. has announced a partnership with Toronto-based Coherent Path that leverages the company’s data mining and predictive analytics platform. This ‘big data’ will show dealers where consumers are and where they are headed […]

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