Looking back on 2022; a year in industry advocacy
January 23, 2023
2022 was a busy and successful year for CADA, which saw the association working hard for Canadian auto dealers by lobbying the government on many different pieces of legislation that affect the auto retail business in this country. Some impactful efforts went into advocating for members’ best interests on the new federal luxury tax, right-to-repair legislation, as well as an ongoing push for government investment in electric vehicle infrastructure across the country.
Though CADA strongly opposes a federal luxury vehicle tax, the association worked closely with the federal government, making clear to legislators the implications of this tax for auto dealers in Canada. CADA challenged the language of the legislation, and pushed the government to clarify exactly what was included in the tax and how it should be implemented.
The right to repair legislation continues to work through the parliamentary process and CADA continues to work with Parliamentarians from all parties to make sure that the voices of Canadian dealers are heard.
The government continues to work towards the electrification of Canadian vehicles by 2035, and we continue to push the government for greater investment in EV infrastructure to make sure that we are able to meet our EV commitments by 2035. To this end, CADA created the Road to 2035: Electric Vehicle Readiness Dashboard, laying out exactly where we are in terms of charging infrastructure and supply and availability of electric vehicles needed to meet these ambitious targets.
“CADA is proud to be advocating for Canadian dealers, and have spent the last year working hard to for dealers across the country,” said Huw Williams, Director of Public Affairs at CADA. “2022 was a busy year for us as we worked with governments at all levels, but especially the federal government, to advance the needs of Canadian car dealers. 2023 will be another busy year and we look forward to continuing to support CADA members across the country.”