Articles by: Todd Phillips

Disruption and change

November 22, 2017 at 2:20 pm 0 comments

As you read through this issue of Canadian auto dealer, or any other for that matter, you’ll discover a consistent theme about the forces of change and disruption that are impacting Canada’s auto dealers. Our editorial team covers a lot of industry conferences and events, and change seems to be […]

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Prominent industry leader Dave MacRitchie dies suddenly

Prominent industry leader Dave MacRitchie dies suddenly

November 17, 2017 at 10:55 am 0 comments

Dave MacRitchie, a prominent auto industry leader, and former dealer, died suddenly on Nov. 12. He was 55. MacRitchie was President & Chief Operations Officer of the Steele Auto Group, overseeing 20 dealerships representing 23 brands in Atlantic Canada. He was also the current President of the Nova Scotia Automobile […]

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Raising the bar

October 11, 2017 at 2:23 pm Comments are Disabled

A funny thing happened to me today when I walked into a health clinic. Ok, that’s not the start of a joke, but it’s a true story. I was suffering from inflammation in my elbow, and those around me know my aversion to visiting the doctor. Still, they urged me to […]

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Dealers need to stay vigilant on CASL, says CADA’s Ryan

Dealers need to stay vigilant on CASL, says CADA’s Ryan

October 11, 2017 at 2:08 pm Comments are Disabled

The federal government may have postponed enacting some provisions of Canada’s anti-spam legislation (known as CASL), but dealers need to remain hyper-vigilant that they stay compliant, said Tim Ryan, Vice-president and Director of Industry Relations & General Counsel with the Canadian Automobile Dealers Association (CADA). “From a dealer’s perspective it […]

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Legendary B.C. dealer Tom Harris dies unexpectedly

Legendary B.C. dealer Tom Harris dies unexpectedly

August 4, 2017 at 10:29 am Comments are Disabled

One of the most prominent and admired auto dealers in Canada, Tom Harris, 67, died unexpectedly in June at Roche Harbour on San Juan Island, in the state of Washington. A well-known philanthropist, Harris owned several dealerships on Victoria Island, the Tom Harris Cellular business, with stores in Alberta, and […]

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Next generation talent

August 3, 2017 at 3:50 pm Comments are Disabled

When you’ve been in this chair for a few years, there’s an annual ebb and flow to the rhythm of the year. You can almost set your calendar by these annual events. The Montreal and Toronto auto shows launch early in the year, along with the CADA Summit in February, […]

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Legendary B.C. dealer Tom Harris dies unexpectedly

Legendary B.C. dealer Tom Harris dies unexpectedly

June 30, 2017 at 3:55 pm Comments are Disabled

One of the most prominent and admired auto dealers in Canada, Tom Harris, 67, died unexpectedly on Wednesday at Roche Harbour on San Juan Island, in the state of Washington. A well-known philanthropist, Harris owned several dealerships on Victoria Island, the Tom Harris Cellular business, with stores in Alberta, and […]

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Radical tools collection launched

Radical tools collection launched

June 6, 2017 at 11:46 am Comments are Disabled

A new collection of professional-calibre tools by UltraPro is now available for mechanics who are looking for convenience, durability and a good look. “The key element of the Radical series is the tool box,” says Yannick Addy, Director of Tools & Equipment and Retail at UAP. The 41-inch top and […]

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