CADA in the News





2017

CADA's Chief Economist Michael Hatch on CHCH Hamilton
2017-01-23
Michael Hatch, Chief Economist for CADA

2016


CADA's Chief Economist Michael Hatch on the Jim Harrison Show (610AM)
2016-10-13
Michael Hatch, Chief Economist for CADA

CADA's Chief Economist Michael Hatch on the Business News Network (BNN)
2016-03-15
Michael Hatch, Chief Economist for CADA

CADA's President & CEO Richard Gauthier on an episode of TVA Argent (French Only)
2016-03-10
Richard Gauthier, President & CEO for CADA

CADA's Chief Economist Michael Hatch on the Business News Network (BNN)
2016-01-27
Michael Hatch, Chief Economist for CADA

CADA's Director of Public Affairs Huw Williams on Breakfast Television
2016-01-14
Huw Williams, Director of Public Affairs for CADA

2015

CADA's Rick Gauthier set to leave in 2016
2015-11-24
Richard Gauthier, President & CEO, CADA

CADA Chief Economist Michael Hatch on 680 News
2015-08-26
Michael Hatch, Chief Economist for CADA

2014

CADA Chief Economist Michael Hatch on The Exchange
2014-11-21
Michael Hatch, Chief Economist for CADA

CADA Statement on Credit Card Announcement
2014-11-05
Michael Hatch, Chief Economist for CADA

CADA Chief Economist Michael Hatch on CJOB Radio Winnipeg
2014-10-21
Michael Hatch, Chief Economist for CADA

CADA Chief Economist Michael Hatch on CJOB Winnipeg, the Charles Adler Show
2014-07-07
Michael Hatch, Chief Economist for CADA

CADA Chief Economist Michael Hatch on BNN
2014-06-23
Michael Hatch, Chief Economist for CADA

CADA's Chief Economist Michael Hatch on the Lang & O'Leary Exchange
2014-01-13
Michael Hatch, Chief Economist for CADA

CADA Chief Economist Michael Hatch on CFAX Victoria
2014-01-13
Michael Hatch, Chief Economist for CADA

CADA Chief Economist Michael Hatch on 680 News
2014-01-13
Michael Hatch, Chief Economist for CADA

CADA Chief Economist Michael Hatch on Drive Winnipeg
2014-01-13
Michael Hatch, Chief Economist for CADA

CADA's Chief Economist Michael Hatch in The Journal Pioneer
2014-01-13
Michael Hatch, Chief Economist for CADA

CADA's Chief Economist Michael Hatch in The StarPhoenix
2014-01-13
Michael Hatch, Chief Economist for CADA

CADA's Chief Economist Michael Hatch in The Lethbridge Herald
2014-01-13
Michael Hatch, Chief Economist for CADA

CADA Chief Economist Michael Hatch on BNN
2014-01-08
Michael Hatch, Chief Economist for CADA

CADA Chief Economist Michael Hatch on AM 800 Windsor
2014-01-08
Michael Hatch, Chief Economist for CADA

CADA Chief Economist Michael Hatch on CHED-AM Edmonton
2014-01-08
Michael Hatch, Chief Economist for CADA

CADA Chief Economist Michael Hatch on CHNL Kamloops
2014-01-08
Michael Hatch, Chief Economist for CADA

CADA's Chief Economist Michael Hatch in The Leader-Post
2014-01-08
Michael Hatch, Chief Economist for CADA

CADA's Chief Economist Michael Hatch in The ChronicleHerald
2014-01-08
Michael Hatch, Chief Economist for CADA

CADA's Chief Economist Michael Hatch in The Calgary Herald
2014-01-08
Michael Hatch, Chief Economist for CADA

2013

CADA Chief Economist Michael Hatch on BNN
2013-10-18
Michael Hatch, Chief Economist for CADA


CADA Chief Economist Michael Hatch on CTV News
2013-08-08
Michael Hatch, Chief Economist for CADA

CADA Chief Economist Michael Hatch on 660 News Radio Calgary
2013-08-07
Michael Hatch, Chief Economist for CADA


2012



CADA Economist talks 'best October ever' in industry's sales performance
2012-11-15
Michael Hatch, Chief Economist for CADA


CADA's Chief Economist Michael Hatch on CBC television
2012-09-26
Michael Hatch, Chief Economist for CADA

CADA's Chief Economist Michael Hatch in The Telegram
2012-09-24
Michael Hatch, Chief Economist for CADA

CADA's Chief Economist Michael Hatch on CBC Radio
2012-09-24
Michael Hatch, Chief Economist for CADA

CADA's Chief Economist Michael Hatch on BNN
2012-08-10
Michael Hatch, Chief Economist for CADA

CADA's Chief Economist Michael Hatch in the Calgary Sun
2012-06-27
CADA's Chief Economist Michael Hatch in the Calgary Sun

CADA's Chief Economist Michael Hatch on AM 800 Radio
2012-06-27
CADA's Chief Economist Michael Hatch on AM 800 Radio

CADA's Chief Economist Michael Hatch on 660 News Radio
2012-06-27
CADA's Chief Economist Michael Hatch on 660 News Radio

CADA's Chief Economist Michael Hatch on CBC
2012-06-27
CADA's Chief Economist Michael Hatch on CBC

Islanders are snapping up new cars
2012-06-26
Islanders are snapping up new cars

CADA Economist talks vehicle affordability
2012-06-14
CADA Economist talks vehicle affordability

Compilation of CADA's Chief Economist Michael Hatch in the News
2012-05-31
Michael Hatch, Chief Economist for CADA

Picking up speed - Ottawa Auto Show returns as car sales, new model offerings surge
2012-03-21
Picking up speed - Ottawa Auto Show returns as car sales, new model offerings surge

CADA's Chief Economist Michael Hatch on BNN
2012-02-17
Michael Hatch, Chief Economist for CADA

Auto affordability improves in U.S. - Sales outlook good for Canada, too
2012-02-15
Auto affordability improves in U.S. - Sales outlook good for Canada, too

CADA's Chief Economist Michael Hatch on CHML's Scott Thompson Show
2012-02-14
Economic update from Michael Hatch, Chief Economist for CADA

CADA's Chief Economist Michael Hatch on BNN
2012-01-05
Michael Hatch, Chief Economist for CADA dissects the newest figures on vehicle sales and discusses what's next in the auto industry

2011

CADA Highlights New Car Affordability to National Media and Consumers
2011-10-04
CADA Highlights New Car Affordability to National Media and Consumers.

Consumers winners as auto prices fall to 17-year lows, says dealers association
2011-09-30
Consumers winners as auto prices fall to 17-year lows.

CADA's Chief Economist Michael Hatch on BNN
2011-08-24
Michael Hatch interviewed on BNN about his perspective on the increase in sales of Canada's automotive industry.

Toyota to Invest $500M in Ontario Plants
2011-07-05
Michael Hatch, Chief Economist for CADA discusses Toyota's $500M investment in Ontario Plants.

Lower Car Prices Drive Down Canadian Inflation
2011-06-29
Source: AutoRemarketing
While the report did not delve into where used-car prices come into play, instead focusing on the new-vehicle segment, Michael Hatch ??" chief economist for the Canadian Automobile Dealers Association ??" explained to Auto Remarketing Canada that "there's always a buffer" between new-car prices and used-car prices.

CADA's Chief Economist Michael Hatch on BNN
2011-05-31
Michael Hatch interviewed on BNN about his perspective on the state of Canada's automotive industry.

Chrysler pays off government loans
2011-05-24
We have received confirmation this morning at 10:13 a.m. from Citigroup that Chrysler Group repaid with interest by wire transfer to the United States Treasury and by bank transfer to the Canadian government every penny that has been loaned more than two years ago," Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne said in Sterling Heights, Mich., on Tuesday.

CADA Economist Promotes Consumer Optimism
2011-04-14
CADA Chief Economist, Michal Hatch recently met with national media to discuss the positive growth in the Canadian retail market. Hatch outlined the recent growth in sales for 2010 of 6.6 per cent and that 2011 is a great time to purchase a new vehicle. Hatch also reviewed product choice and quality.

CADA's Chief Economist Michael Hatch on BNN
2011-04-14
Michael Hatch interviewed on BNN about his perspective on concerns on supply chain disruptions.

Federal Party Platform Summary
2011-04-03
The Liberal Party of Canada, NDP, Green Party, Bloc Québécois and the Conservative Party of Canada have all unveiled their official party platforms for the 2011 election.

The following is a brief summary of direct excerpts from each platform of what the retail automotive industry needs to know as Canadians head to the polls.

2010

Stolen Vehicle Press Conference
2010-11-19
The House of Commons and the Senate have both passed a revolutionary new Bill "Tackling Auto Theft and Property Crime Act" also known as S-9. The Bill has long been an advocacy objective of the Canadian Automobile Dealers Association (CADA) as it takes aim at organized crimes expanding role in stolen vehicles thefts.

CADA Victory - New Stolen Vehicle Law Passes House and Senate
2010-11-08
The House of Commons and the Senate have both passed a revolutionary new Bill "Tackling Auto Theft and Property Crime Act" also known as S-9. The Bill has long been an advocacy objective of the Canadian Automobile Dealers Association (CADA) as it takes aim at organized crimes expanding role in stolen vehicles thefts.

CADA Economic Update Call with National Media
2010-09-03
CADA's Chief Economist, Michael Hatch provided an economic update to national media during a press conference call on Friday, September 3rd, 2010. Media coverage has been incredibly positive and CADA's message was broadcast across the country in publications such as the Montreal Gazette, Financial Post, and Canada.com

CADA Calls for Speedy Passage of Federal Legislation to Address Vehicle Theft
2010-05-28
The Canadian Automobile Dealers Association (CADA) today applauded the Honourable Rob Nicholson, the Minister of Justice, on the tabling of new legislation designed to stop vehicle thieves in their tracks. The Government legislation "Tackling Auto Theft and Property Crime Act", was introduced in the Senate after the Bill died on the order paper in the last Parliament.

CTV Interviews Richard Gauthier
2010-03-08
Hundreds will be eligible to apply for reinstatement. Richard Gauthier of CADA inveriews with CTV Live

BNN Interviews Richard Gauthier
2010-03-08
GM's decision to keep hundreds of auto dealers open is a major about face for the automaker. But what impact will the decision have on Canadian auto dealerships that were ordered to close by GM? BNN finds out from David Sterns, lawyer, Sotos LLP, who is representing the dealers, and Rick Gauthier, president, Canadian Automobile Dealers Association.

No sign GM will reverse dealership closings in Canada
2010-03-06
The country's auto dealers association says General Motors of Canada should admit its mistakes and reverse plans to close many of its retailers after the company's parent suggested it erred in more than half of the decisions to shut down U.S. stores under a restructuring plan.

GM Canada urged to reinstate some dealerships
2010-03-06
General Motors of Canada Ltd. should match its parent company and reinstate some of the 240 dealerships that were terminated last year when the auto maker was struggling to stay out of bankruptcy protection in Canada, the Canadian Automobile Dealers Association (CADA) says.

Canadian Dealers Association Calls for GM Dealer Reinstatement
2010-03-05
The Canadian Automobile Dealers Association (CADA) today called on General Motors Canada to reinstate some of the 240 dealers terminated in the wake of General Motor's flirt with bankruptcy proceedings last spring. The call by CADA comes after media reports indicating General Motors in the United States is preparing to reinstate more than 580 of the 1,160 dealerships that have filed for arbitration to get their franchises back.

Letter to Marc Comeau
2010-03-05
With today's announcement in the United States that General Motors Corporation will be reinstating close to 600 of the dealerships that it previously terminated in 2009, I am writing to request that General Motors of Canada Limited offer reinstatement to the dealers that were offered a Wind Down Agreement in May 2009. Clearly, if your parent corporation in the United States has recognized that reinstatement is not only possible, but the appropriate action than General Motors of Canada Limited must also follow its lead as it has in the past.

2009

Quebec GHG regs: Background and dealers' call to action
2009-12-30
On December 30, 2009, without prior notice, Quebec announced new regulations on vehicle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that took effect on January 14, 2010 ??" just over two weeks later. That action sets a precedent with serious implications for automakers, dealers and consumers in every province and territory.

CADA Holds Parliamentary Press Conference on HST
2009-12-21
On Friday, December 18th, 2009, the CADA Public Affairs Team held a press conference on Parliament Hill to commend the federal government, as well as the provincial governments of Ontario and British Columbia, on the adoption of the HST.

The Rutherford Show with Michael Hatch
2009-12-21
The Rutherford Show with Michael Hatch.

World-class publication; CADA recognized at awards ceremony in Washington, D.C.
2009-11-13
CADA is pleased to announce that its internal newsletter, Newsline / Écho-CADA, was recognized among thousands of top PR professionals and executives in the non-profit sector at the PR News Non-Profit Awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. this November. CADA's Newsline / Écho-CADA was named a top internal publication among big-name international contenders, including the San Diego Zoo and the US Postal Service.

CADA Media Montage
2009-11-04
Collection of CADA In the News

Standing Committee on Finance
2009-10-26
Standing Committee on Finance, Huw Williams, CADA Director of Public Affairs.

Huw Williams sits down with the Minister of Industry Tony Clement
2009-10-16
On October 14th, CADA's Director of Public Affairs Huw Williams sat down for an exclusive tête-à-tête with Minister of Industry Tony Clement to discuss his experience working with the auto industry. The Minister praised auto dealers' work in reaching out to their local Member of Parliament, as well as the Association who he says has been a very "positive force" during the economic downturn.

CADA holds press conference on Right to Repair
2009-10-09
CADA held a press conference on Parliament Hill on October 9, 2009 to comment on the voluntary agreement on Right to Repair which was recently signed.

Rogers Good News Radio Spots
2009-06-24
Rogers Good News Radio Spot with Michael Hatch.

Scrappage Program Press Conference
2009-06-09
Richard Gauthier - President and CEO of CADA, Mark A. Nantais - President of CVMA and Huw Williams - Director of Public Affairs for CADA speak about the Canadian Scrappage Program

Supporting Stable Financing - Consultations on Leasing
2009-05-08
The Canadian Automobile Dealers Association (CADA) is pleased to respond to the Department of Finance's April 2009 consultation paper, entitled "Supporting Stable Financing - Consultations on Leasing". The association views these consultations as a positive opportunity to assess the impact of the recent economic crisis on the Canadian vehicle leasing market.

TVA 22 Heures with Richard Gauthier (French only)
2009-04-28
TVA 22 Heures interviews Richard Gauthier regarding the vehicle scrappage program.

Car Dealers: A driving force behind every community
2009-04-28
MEDIA MONTAGE compilation, CADA in the news

CADA Praises Newly-Tabled Federal Legislation to Address Vehicle Theft
2009-04-21
The Canadian Automobile Dealers Association (CADA) today applauds the Honourable Rob Nicholson, the Minister of Justice, on the tabling of new legislation designed to stop vehicle thieves in their tracks.

Dealers Address Automotive Crisis, Call for a National Vehicle Scrappage Program
2009-04-20
Today on Parliament Hill, the Canadian Automobile Dealers Association (CADA) renewed its call for the implementation of a robust vehicle scrappage program at the federal level. Since November of last year, vehicle sales have been in steep decline in Canada and all of the other measures taken in support of the auto industry to date could be for naught if the demand side of the issue is not addressed. A fleet renewal program that is more significant than the current $300 program would do much to stimulate sales in Canada.

BNN interviews Michael Hatch
2009-04-17
CADA continues to inform the public that the price of cars in Canada is historically low right now. Last night, Chief Economist Michael Hatch appeared on BNN's Headline with Howard Green, where he discussed the current economic situation and highlighted for viewers that, despite what is happening in the United States, Canadian vehicle prices have declined as a ratio of personal disposable income, and that it is an excellent time for consumers to buy a new car.

BNN interviews Huw Williams
2009-04-17
Interview with Huw Williams from the Canadian Automobile Dealers Association. Comments on news that according to the United States Automobile Association, 271 auto dealers went out of business in just the first three months of this year. Despite the Toronto Auto Show and the product safety, quality and just the pure sex appeal of the product, has never been better.

CKVR-TV interviews Michael Hatch
2009-04-09
On April 8th, following the Minister of Industry's announcement regarding the Canadian Warranty Commitment Program for GM and Chrysler vehicles, CADA Chief Economist Michael Hatch made an appearance on Toronto evening news to speak to one of Canada's biggest audiences.

CTV PowerPlay Interviews Richard Gauthier
2009-04-09
Within hours of the announcement by Minister of Industry Tony Clement, wherein the government committed to back-stop new vehicle warranties for General Motors and Chrysler, CADA President and CEO Richard Gauthier appeared live on CTV's Power Play with Tom Clark to discuss the announcement.

CADA's Paper on Vehicle Scrappage
2009-04
Across Canada, new vehicle sales volumes have experienced an unbroken string of double digit percentage declines starting in November 2008 which continue unabated through the first quarter of 2009. New vehicle sales have slowed to a point where the sustainability of Canada's vehicle dealer body ??" a group of businesses providing employment for upwards of 153,000 people in 2008 ??" has been called into question. Quick action is required.

CADA's Paper on Right Hand Drive
2009-04
Recent years have seen a rise in the number of older right-hand drive (RHD) vehicles on Canadian roads. These vehicles are imported under a loop-hole in Canadian regulations allowing vehicles more than 15 years old to enter the country without complying with the Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standards or national environmental standards. These vehicles pose a risk to Canadian citizens and undermine the pursuit of our country's safety and environmental goals. The Canadian Automobile Dealers Association (CADA) urges the Government of Canada to close these loopholes in order to ensure safer and cleaner roads.

Newsworld interviews Huw Williams
2009-02-26
Newsworld interviews Huw Williams regarding the leasing and lending financing introduced in the new federal budget.

PowerPlay interviews Richard Gauthier
2009-02-24
Richard Gauthier discusses the GM, Chrysler deadlines

Newsworld interviews Huw Williams
2009-02-24
Huw Williams speaks with Newsworld the state of the automotive industry.

CTV Newsnet interviews Richard Gauthier
2009-02-24
Richard Gathier speaks with CTV Newsnew regarding autombile aid in the federal budget.
CADA Praises Federal Budget For Measures to Address Automotive Credit
2009-01-27
CADA President Richard Gauthier today praised the federal budget for announcing the new $12 billion program designed to address the shortage of liquidity and credit for the automotive businesses and consumers.

New icon makes accessing info on emissions easy
2009-01
CADA's - www.AutoEmissions101.ca - website, launched earlier this year to make the real facts about automotive emissions available to Canadians is already proving a success, but will further improve its reach when dealerships add a newly developed link for the site to their own websites.

2008

CADA 2008 Election Update
2008
Canada has elected its third consecutive minority government. The update below provides more information on party election platforms and their positions on issues affecting dealers.

BNN interviews Huw Williams
2008-12
BNN interviews Huw Williams, government relations, Canadian Automobile Dealers Association.

Mike Duffy Live (CTV-N1)
2008-12-19
Huw Williams speaks with Mike Duffy regarding U.S. Bailout Plan.

Mike Duffy Live
2008-12-09
Huw Williams speaks with Mike Duffy regarding the reduction in the Bank of Canada's lending rate.
Ontario Today HR1(cbc-r), Toronto, with Rita Celli
2008-11-26
Tom Donnelly speaks with Ontario Today about trends in auto sales.

Nouvelles D'argent, Montreal, avec Sophie Lemieux (French only)
2008-11-26
Rick Gauthier, President and CEO of CADA speaks on Nouvelles D'argent.

Special (CFMJ-AM), Toronto, with Arlene Bynon
2008-11-23
Huw Williams of CADA speaks with Arlene Bynon about auto industry bail-outs.

CADA Calls for Federal Measures in Support of Auto Industry
2008-11-21
Today, on Parliament Hill, the Canadian Automobile Dealers Association (CADA) outlined the need for an aggressive federal policy to aid the auto industry in Canada.

Mike Duffy Live
2008-11-21
Richard Gauthier, Jean Perrault speak with Mike Duffy regarding automobile industry financial problems.

Headline(BNN-TV), Toronto, with Howard Green
2008-11-21
Richard Gauthier speaks with Howard Green about the auto industry

Special (CKNW-AM), Vancouver, with Michael Smith
2008-11-21
Micheal Smith speaks with Rick Gauthier on the state of the automobile industry.

Windsor Now (CKLW-AM), Windsor, with Melanie Deveau
2008-11-21
Windsor Now with Melanie Deveau, Paul McDonald & Teresinha Madeiros. Richard Gauthier speaks on consumer spending and the auto industry.

6PM News (CHML-AM), Hamilton, with Ted Michaels
2008-11-21
Ted Michaels speaks with Richard Gauthier regarding financing for auto purchasing in Canada.

CPAC Interview with Richard Gauthier
2008-05-05
Following the launch of the AutoEmissions101.ca website, CADA President and CEO, Richard Gauthier, was interviewed in French on CPAC. (French Only)

Canadian Automobile Dealers Association Launches New Website on Auto Emissions
2008-04-14
Today, on Parliament Hill, the Canadian Automobile Dealers Association (CADA) launched a new public education website, AutoEmissions101.ca. The bilingual website was created to provide fact-based information on auto emissions and the role played by vehicles in the environment.

CADA Supports Framework for Proposed Federal Fuel Economy Regulation for 2011
2008-03-15
In early March, 2008, the Canadian Automobile Dealers Association held a press conference on Parliament Hill to announce that CADA will be supporting the framework for Canada's First Motor Vehicle Fuel Consumption Regulations that were announced by the Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities in January 2008. The support was announced prior to the close of public comment on the proposed regulations on March 15, 2008.

GM Fund Raising Effort

Webcast message from CADA
2010-06-24
An important message from Rick Gauthier, President and CEO of CADA regarding an update on CADA's Special Fundraiser.

Encouraging developments on GM dealers' legal front
2010-05-18
The court has ruled that a group of GM dealers who received termination notices from GM of Canada can continue their suit against the company as a group rather than be subjected to individual arbitration proceedings. CADA president and CEO, Rick Gauthier comments on the implications of that ruling and subsequent developments.

Update on GM Canada legal situation
2010-06-25
In the wake of General Motors of Canada's ongoing refusal to reconsider any of its dealer terminations, in spite of the parent company's turnaround on that issue in the U.S., the Canadian Automobile Dealers Association has called on GM to reveal the metrics it used to make those determinations. Here's what CADA president, Rick Gauthier had to say on that subject and his thoughts on the broader implications of the matter for all dealers.

CADA does not accept General Motors of Canada's contention it made no errors in terminating 240 dealers
2009-02-19
CADA continues to press General Motors of Canada (GMCL) to admit it may have unjustly terminated dealers last year as part of its restructuring exercise. Attached is the most recent update on CADA & GMCL's ongoing discussions.

Stoneleigh Motors et al v. GM Canada Special Fundraiser
2010-03-19
The President and CEO of the Canadian Automobile Dealers Association Rick Gauthier and lawyer Jonathan Lisus of McCarthy Tétrault deliver a message to dealer members regarding an important legal case that may have implications for all dealers in Canada.

2012



CADA Economist talks ?best October ever? in industry's sales performance
2012-11-15
Michael Hatch, Chief Economist for CADA


CADA's Chief Economist Michael Hatch on CBC television
2012-09-26
Michael Hatch, Chief Economist for CADA

CADA's Chief Economist Michael Hatch in The Telegram
2012-09-24
Michael Hatch, Chief Economist for CADA

CADA's Chief Economist Michael Hatch on CBC Radio
2012-09-24
Michael Hatch, Chief Economist for CADA

CADA's Chief Economist Michael Hatch on BNN
2012-08-10
Michael Hatch, Chief Economist for CADA

CADA's Chief Economist Michael Hatch in the Calgary Sun
2012-06-27
CADA's Chief Economist Michael Hatch in the Calgary Sun

CADA's Chief Economist Michael Hatch on AM 800 Radio
2012-06-27
CADA's Chief Economist Michael Hatch on AM 800 Radio

CADA's Chief Economist Michael Hatch on 660 News Radio
2012-06-27
CADA's Chief Economist Michael Hatch on 660 News Radio

CADA's Chief Economist Michael Hatch on CBC
2012-06-27
CADA's Chief Economist Michael Hatch on CBC

Islanders are snapping up new cars
2012-06-26
Islanders are snapping up new cars

CADA Economist talks vehicle affordability
2012-06-14
CADA Economist talks vehicle affordability

Compilation of CADA's Chief Economist Michael Hatch in the News
2012-05-31
Michael Hatch, Chief Economist for CADA

Picking up speed - Ottawa Auto Show returns as car sales, new model offerings surge
2012-03-21
Picking up speed - Ottawa Auto Show returns as car sales, new model offerings surge

CADA's Chief Economist Michael Hatch on BNN
2012-02-17
Michael Hatch, Chief Economist for CADA

Auto affordability improves in U.S. - Sales outlook good for Canada, too
2012-02-15
Auto affordability improves in U.S. - Sales outlook good for Canada, too

CADA's Chief Economist Michael Hatch on CHML's Scott Thompson Show
2012-02-14
Economic update from Michael Hatch, Chief Economist for CADA

CADA's Chief Economist Michael Hatch on BNN
2012-01-05
Michael Hatch, Chief Economist for CADA dissects the newest figures on vehicle sales and discusses what's next in the auto industry

2011

CADA Highlights New Car Affordability to National Media and Consumers
2011-10-04
CADA Highlights New Car Affordability to National Media and Consumers.

Consumers winners as auto prices fall to 17-year lows, says dealers association
2011-09-30
Consumers winners as auto prices fall to 17-year lows.

CADA's Chief Economist Michael Hatch on BNN
2011-08-24
Michael Hatch interviewed on BNN about his perspective on the increase in sales of Canada's automotive industry.

Toyota to Invest $500M in Ontario Plants
2011-07-05
Michael Hatch, Chief Economist for CADA discusses Toyota's $500M investment in Ontario Plants.

Lower Car Prices Drive Down Canadian Inflation
2011-06-29
Source: AutoRemarketing
While the report did not delve into where used-car prices come into play, instead focusing on the new-vehicle segment, Michael Hatch ? chief economist for the Canadian Automobile Dealers Association ? explained to Auto Remarketing Canada that ?there's always a buffer? between new-car prices and used-car prices.

CADA's Chief Economist Michael Hatch on BNN
2011-05-31
Michael Hatch interviewed on BNN about his perspective on the state of Canada's automotive industry.

Chrysler pays off government loans
2011-05-24
We have received confirmation this morning at 10:13 a.m. from Citigroup that Chrysler Group repaid with interest by wire transfer to the United States Treasury and by bank transfer to the Canadian government every penny that has been loaned more than two years ago,? Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne said in Sterling Heights, Mich., on Tuesday.

CADA Economist Promotes Consumer Optimism
2011-04-14
CADA Chief Economist, Michal Hatch recently met with national media to discuss the positive growth in the Canadian retail market. Hatch outlined the recent growth in sales for 2010 of 6.6 per cent and that 2011 is a great time to purchase a new vehicle. Hatch also reviewed product choice and quality.

CADA's Chief Economist Michael Hatch on BNN
2011-04-14
Michael Hatch interviewed on BNN about his perspective on concerns on supply chain disruptions.

Federal Party Platform Summary
2011-04-03
The Liberal Party of Canada, NDP, Green Party, Bloc Québécois and the Conservative Party of Canada have all unveiled their official party platforms for the 2011 election.

The following is a brief summary of direct excerpts from each platform of what the retail automotive industry needs to know as Canadians head to the polls.

2010

Stolen Vehicle Press Conference
2010-11-19
The House of Commons and the Senate have both passed a revolutionary new Bill "Tackling Auto Theft and Property Crime Act" also known as S-9. The Bill has long been an advocacy objective of the Canadian Automobile Dealers Association (CADA) as it takes aim at organized crimes expanding role in stolen vehicles thefts.

CADA Victory - New Stolen Vehicle Law Passes House and Senate
2010-11-08
The House of Commons and the Senate have both passed a revolutionary new Bill "Tackling Auto Theft and Property Crime Act" also known as S-9. The Bill has long been an advocacy objective of the Canadian Automobile Dealers Association (CADA) as it takes aim at organized crimes expanding role in stolen vehicles thefts.

CADA Economic Update Call with National Media
2010-09-03
CADA's Chief Economist, Michael Hatch provided an economic update to national media during a press conference call on Friday, September 3rd, 2010. Media coverage has been incredibly positive and CADA's message was broadcast across the country in publications such as the Montreal Gazette, Financial Post, and Canada.com

CADA Calls for Speedy Passage of Federal Legislation to Address Vehicle Theft
2010-05-28
The Canadian Automobile Dealers Association (CADA) today applauded the Honourable Rob Nicholson, the Minister of Justice, on the tabling of new legislation designed to stop vehicle thieves in their tracks. The Government legislation "Tackling Auto Theft and Property Crime Act?, was introduced in the Senate after the Bill died on the order paper in the last Parliament.

CTV Interviews Richard Gauthier
2010-03-08
Hundreds will be eligible to apply for reinstatement. Richard Gauthier of CADA inveriews with CTV Live

BNN Interviews Richard Gauthier
2010-03-08
GM's decision to keep hundreds of auto dealers open is a major about face for the automaker. But what impact will the decision have on Canadian auto dealerships that were ordered to close by GM? BNN finds out from David Sterns, lawyer, Sotos LLP, who is representing the dealers, and Rick Gauthier, president, Canadian Automobile Dealers Association.

No sign GM will reverse dealership closings in Canada
2010-03-06
The country's auto dealers association says General Motors of Canada should admit its mistakes and reverse plans to close many of its retailers after the company's parent suggested it erred in more than half of the decisions to shut down U.S. stores under a restructuring plan.

GM Canada urged to reinstate some dealerships
2010-03-06
General Motors of Canada Ltd. should match its parent company and reinstate some of the 240 dealerships that were terminated last year when the auto maker was struggling to stay out of bankruptcy protection in Canada, the Canadian Automobile Dealers Association (CADA) says.

Canadian Dealers Association Calls for GM Dealer Reinstatement
2010-03-05
The Canadian Automobile Dealers Association (CADA) today called on General Motors Canada to reinstate some of the 240 dealers terminated in the wake of General Motor's flirt with bankruptcy proceedings last spring. The call by CADA comes after media reports indicating General Motors in the United States is preparing to reinstate more than 580 of the 1,160 dealerships that have filed for arbitration to get their franchises back.

Letter to Marc Comeau
2010-03-05
With today's announcement in the United States that General Motors Corporation will be reinstating close to 600 of the dealerships that it previously terminated in 2009, I am writing to request that General Motors of Canada Limited offer reinstatement to the dealers that were offered a Wind Down Agreement in May 2009. Clearly, if your parent corporation in the United States has recognized that reinstatement is not only possible, but the appropriate action than General Motors of Canada Limited must also follow its lead as it has in the past.

2009

Quebec GHG regs: Background and dealers? call to action
2009-12-30
On December 30, 2009, without prior notice, Quebec announced new regulations on vehicle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that took effect on January 14, 2010 ? just over two weeks later. That action sets a precedent with serious implications for automakers, dealers and consumers in every province and territory.

CADA Holds Parliamentary Press Conference on HST
2009-12-21
On Friday, December 18th, 2009, the CADA Public Affairs Team held a press conference on Parliament Hill to commend the federal government, as well as the provincial governments of Ontario and British Columbia, on the adoption of the HST.

The Rutherford Show with Michael Hatch
2009-12-21
The Rutherford Show with Michael Hatch.

World-class publication; CADA recognized at awards ceremony in Washington, D.C.
2009-11-13
CADA is pleased to announce that its internal newsletter, Newsline / Écho-CADA, was recognized among thousands of top PR professionals and executives in the non-profit sector at the PR News Non-Profit Awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. this November. CADA's Newsline / Écho-CADA was named a top internal publication among big-name international contenders, including the San Diego Zoo and the US Postal Service.

CADA Media Montage
2009-11-04
Collection of CADA In the News

Standing Committee on Finance
2009-10-26
Standing Committee on Finance, Huw Williams, CADA Director of Public Affairs.

Huw Williams sits down with the Minister of Industry Tony Clement
2009-10-16
On October 14th, CADA's Director of Public Affairs Huw Williams sat down for an exclusive tête-à-tête with Minister of Industry Tony Clement to discuss his experience working with the auto industry. The Minister praised auto dealers? work in reaching out to their local Member of Parliament, as well as the Association who he says has been a very ?positive force? during the economic downturn.

CADA holds press conference on Right to Repair
2009-10-09
CADA held a press conference on Parliament Hill on October 9, 2009 to comment on the voluntary agreement on Right to Repair which was recently signed.

Rogers Good News Radio Spots
2009-06-24
Rogers Good News Radio Spot with Michael Hatch.

Scrappage Program Press Conference
2009-06-09
Richard Gauthier - President and CEO of CADA, Mark A. Nantais - President of CVMA and Huw Williams - Director of Public Affairs for CADA speak about the Canadian Scrappage Program

Supporting Stable Financing - Consultations on Leasing
2009-05-08
The Canadian Automobile Dealers Association (CADA) is pleased to respond to the Department of Finance's April 2009 consultation paper, entitled "Supporting Stable Financing - Consultations on Leasing". The association views these consultations as a positive opportunity to assess the impact of the recent economic crisis on the Canadian vehicle leasing market.

TVA 22 Heures with Richard Gauthier (French only)
2009-04-28
TVA 22 Heures interviews Richard Gauthier regarding the vehicle scrappage program.

Car Dealers: A driving force behind every community
2009-04-28
MEDIA MONTAGE compilation, CADA in the news

CADA Praises Newly-Tabled Federal Legislation to Address Vehicle Theft
2009-04-21
The Canadian Automobile Dealers Association (CADA) today applauds the Honourable Rob Nicholson, the Minister of Justice, on the tabling of new legislation designed to stop vehicle thieves in their tracks.

Dealers Address Automotive Crisis, Call for a National Vehicle Scrappage Program
2009-04-20
Today on Parliament Hill, the Canadian Automobile Dealers Association (CADA) renewed its call for the implementation of a robust vehicle scrappage program at the federal level. Since November of last year, vehicle sales have been in steep decline in Canada and all of the other measures taken in support of the auto industry to date could be for naught if the demand side of the issue is not addressed. A fleet renewal program that is more significant than the current $300 program would do much to stimulate sales in Canada.

BNN interviews Michael Hatch
2009-04-17
CADA continues to inform the public that the price of cars in Canada is historically low right now. Last night, Chief Economist Michael Hatch appeared on BNN's Headline with Howard Green, where he discussed the current economic situation and highlighted for viewers that, despite what is happening in the United States, Canadian vehicle prices have declined as a ratio of personal disposable income, and that it is an excellent time for consumers to buy a new car.

BNN interviews Huw Williams
2009-04-17
Interview with Huw Williams from the Canadian Automobile Dealers Association. Comments on news that according to the United States Automobile Association, 271 auto dealers went out of business in just the first three months of this year. Despite the Toronto Auto Show and the product safety, quality and just the pure sex appeal of the product, has never been better.

CKVR-TV interviews Michael Hatch
2009-04-09
On April 8th, following the Minister of Industry's announcement regarding the Canadian Warranty Commitment Program for GM and Chrysler vehicles, CADA Chief Economist Michael Hatch made an appearance on Toronto evening news to speak to one of Canada's biggest audiences.

CTV PowerPlay Interviews Richard Gauthier
2009-04-09
Within hours of the announcement by Minister of Industry Tony Clement, wherein the government committed to back-stop new vehicle warranties for General Motors and Chrysler, CADA President and CEO Richard Gauthier appeared live on CTV's Power Play with Tom Clark to discuss the announcement.

CADA's Paper on Vehicle Scrappage
2009-04
Across Canada, new vehicle sales volumes have experienced an unbroken string of double digit percentage declines starting in November 2008 which continue unabated through the first quarter of 2009. New vehicle sales have slowed to a point where the sustainability of Canada's vehicle dealer body ? a group of businesses providing employment for upwards of 153,000 people in 2008 ? has been called into question. Quick action is required.

CADA's Paper on Right Hand Drive
2009-04
Recent years have seen a rise in the number of older right-hand drive (RHD) vehicles on Canadian roads. These vehicles are imported under a loop-hole in Canadian regulations allowing vehicles more than 15 years old to enter the country without complying with the Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standards or national environmental standards. These vehicles pose a risk to Canadian citizens and undermine the pursuit of our country's safety and environmental goals. The Canadian Automobile Dealers Association (CADA) urges the Government of Canada to close these loopholes in order to ensure safer and cleaner roads.

Newsworld interviews Huw Williams
2009-02-26
Newsworld interviews Huw Williams regarding the leasing and lending financing introduced in the new federal budget.

PowerPlay interviews Richard Gauthier
2009-02-24
Richard Gauthier discusses the GM, Chrysler deadlines

Newsworld interviews Huw Williams
2009-02-24
Huw Williams speaks with Newsworld the state of the automotive industry.

CTV Newsnet interviews Richard Gauthier
2009-02-24
Richard Gathier speaks with CTV Newsnew regarding autombile aid in the federal budget.
CADA Praises Federal Budget For Measures to Address Automotive Credit
2009-01-27
CADA President Richard Gauthier today praised the federal budget for announcing the new $12 billion program designed to address the shortage of liquidity and credit for the automotive businesses and consumers.

New icon makes accessing info on emissions easy
2009-01
CADA's - www.AutoEmissions101.ca - website, launched earlier this year to make the real facts about automotive emissions available to Canadians is already proving a success, but will further improve its reach when dealerships add a newly developed link for the site to their own websites.

2008

CADA 2008 Election Update
2008
Canada has elected its third consecutive minority government. The update below provides more information on party election platforms and their positions on issues affecting dealers.

BNN interviews Huw Williams
2008-12
BNN interviews Huw Williams, government relations, Canadian Automobile Dealers Association.

Mike Duffy Live (CTV-N1)
2008-12-19
Huw Williams speaks with Mike Duffy regarding U.S. Bailout Plan.

Mike Duffy Live
2008-12-09
Huw Williams speaks with Mike Duffy regarding the reduction in the Bank of Canada's lending rate.
Ontario Today HR1(cbc-r), Toronto, with Rita Celli
2008-11-26
Tom Donnelly speaks with Ontario Today about trends in auto sales.

Nouvelles D'argent, Montreal, avec Sophie Lemieux (French only)
2008-11-26
Rick Gauthier, President and CEO of CADA speaks on Nouvelles D'argent.

Special (CFMJ-AM), Toronto, with Arlene Bynon
2008-11-23
Huw Williams of CADA speaks with Arlene Bynon about auto industry bail-outs.

CADA Calls for Federal Measures in Support of Auto Industry
2008-11-21
Today, on Parliament Hill, the Canadian Automobile Dealers Association (CADA) outlined the need for an aggressive federal policy to aid the auto industry in Canada.

Mike Duffy Live
2008-11-21
Richard Gauthier, Jean Perrault speak with Mike Duffy regarding automobile industry financial problems.

Headline(BNN-TV), Toronto, with Howard Green
2008-11-21
Richard Gauthier speaks with Howard Green about the auto industry

Special (CKNW-AM), Vancouver, with Michael Smith
2008-11-21
Micheal Smith speaks with Rick Gauthier on the state of the automobile industry.

Windsor Now (CKLW-AM), Windsor, with Melanie Deveau
2008-11-21
Windsor Now with Melanie Deveau, Paul McDonald & Teresinha Madeiros. Richard Gauthier speaks on consumer spending and the auto industry.

6PM News (CHML-AM), Hamilton, with Ted Michaels
2008-11-21
Ted Michaels speaks with Richard Gauthier regarding financing for auto purchasing in Canada.

CPAC Interview with Richard Gauthier
2008-05-05
Following the launch of the AutoEmissions101.ca website, CADA President and CEO, Richard Gauthier, was interviewed in French on CPAC. (French Only)

Canadian Automobile Dealers Association Launches New Website on Auto Emissions
2008-04-14
Today, on Parliament Hill, the Canadian Automobile Dealers Association (CADA) launched a new public education website, AutoEmissions101.ca. The bilingual website was created to provide fact-based information on auto emissions and the role played by vehicles in the environment.

CADA Supports Framework for Proposed Federal Fuel Economy Regulation for 2011
2008-03-15
In early March, 2008, the Canadian Automobile Dealers Association held a press conference on Parliament Hill to announce that CADA will be supporting the framework for Canada's First Motor Vehicle Fuel Consumption Regulations that were announced by the Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities in January 2008. The support was announced prior to the close of public comment on the proposed regulations on March 15, 2008.

GM Fund Raising Effort

Webcast message from CADA
2010-06-24
An important message from Rick Gauthier, President and CEO of CADA regarding an update on CADA's Special Fundraiser.

Encouraging developments on GM dealers? legal front
2010-05-18
The court has ruled that a group of GM dealers who received termination notices from GM of Canada can continue their suit against the company as a group rather than be subjected to individual arbitration proceedings. CADA president and CEO, Rick Gauthier comments on the implications of that ruling and subsequent developments.

Update on GM Canada legal situation
2010-06-25
In the wake of General Motors of Canada's ongoing refusal to reconsider any of its dealer terminations, in spite of the parent company's turnaround on that issue in the U.S., the Canadian Automobile Dealers Association has called on GM to reveal the metrics it used to make those determinations. Here's what CADA president, Rick Gauthier had to say on that subject and his thoughts on the broader implications of the matter for all dealers.

CADA does not accept General Motors of Canada's contention it made no errors in terminating 240 dealers
2009-02-19
CADA continues to press General Motors of Canada (GMCL) to admit it may have unjustly terminated dealers last year as part of its restructuring exercise. Attached is the most recent update on CADA & GMCL's ongoing discussions.

Stoneleigh Motors et al v. GM Canada Special Fundraiser
2010-03-19
The President and CEO of the Canadian Automobile Dealers Association Rick Gauthier and lawyer Jonathan Lisus of McCarthy Tétrault deliver a message to dealer members regarding an important legal case that may have implications for all dealers in Canada.