The big picture: David Adams

Green with envy

Green with envy

September 15, 2016 at 8:22 pm Comments are Disabled

Competition heats up between Ontario and Quebec on climate change I can’t remember what grade I was in at school when I read Hugh MacLennan’s 1945 novel Two Solitudes.    Nonetheless, the book made an impression and provided a greater appreciation of the Canadian psyche and the distinctions between English and […]

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Time for a crash course

Time for a crash course

August 4, 2016 at 2:57 pm Comments are Disabled

As consumers, we don’t spend much time thinking about where our vehicle gets repaired after we’ve been in an accident.

After all, why should we? Isn’t one collision repair facility the same as the next?

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Brave new world

Brave new world

June 13, 2016 at 3:39 am Comments are Disabled

Connected and automated vehicle technology part of government plans to improve safety and efficiency on Canadian roads Back in mid-February, Hon. Marc Garneau, Canada’s Minister of Transport, provided testimony to the Transportation and Communications Standing Committee of the Senate, during which he elaborated on the mandate he received from the […]

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The road to reducing emissions

The road to reducing emissions

May 3, 2016 at 1:50 pm Comments are Disabled

Prime Minister Trudeau recently attended a state dinner held in his honour at the White House, representing the 10th time President Obama has honoured a head of state during his two terms as President. It’s the first time in 19 years that a Canadian Prime Minister has been the subject […]

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The challenges ahead

The challenges ahead

March 8, 2016 at 8:52 pm Comments are Disabled

VEHICLE SALES HAVE BEEN STRONG BUT THEY MIGHT NOT BE FOREVER Canadian auto sales have been on a growth ride for the last number of years, with the industry achieving record sales volumes in each of the last three years. In fact, last year we were just shy of the […]

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Who do you trust?

March 7, 2016 at 9:17 pm Comments are Disabled

TRUST IS SUCH A KEY COMPONENT TO SUCCESSFUL SALES AND RELATIONSHIP BUILDING. ARE DEALERS READY TO BOOST CUSTOMER TRUST? My column last month was entitled Back to the Future and as we enter a new year, I thought it appropriate to continue that theme. As we step into 2016, I […]

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Back to the future

Back to the future

December 22, 2015 at 5:58 pm Comments are Disabled

OUR CARS DON’T FLY, BUT VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY IS CERTAINLY GETTING MORE ADVANCED. WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD FOR THE AUTOMOBILE? The headline for my column seemed appropriate, given that at the time of writing we had just past October 21, 2015. That was the date that Marty McFly travelled to […]

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The beginning of the end?

October 16, 2015 at 1:39 am Comments are Disabled

IN LIGHT OF FALLING OIL PRICES AND GOVERNMENT MOVES TO VEHICLE ELECTRIFICATION, DAVID ADAMS EXPLORES WHAT THIS MEANS FOR GASOLINE-POWERED VEHICLES I had the good fortune of attending the Toronto Global Forum of the International Economic Forum of the Americas in early July. I heard from a wide variety of […]

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