Publisher’s letter

They grow up so fast

July 8, 2015 at 1:59 am Comments are Disabled

THIS IS A BIG YEAR FOR ME. MY BABY IS TURNING TEN. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the launch of Canadian auto dealer magazine. Ten years ago, we created the magazine that has been the leading Canadian magazine for Canada’s new car dealers ever since. For 10 years, […]

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See-through dealerships

June 15, 2015 at 7:54 pm Comments are Disabled

Speaker after speaker at the recent Kijiji DealerTalk conference reinforced the event’s central message — that transparency is the name of the game for auto retailers. Whether it’s transparency in new or used vehicle pricing, availability of inventory, incentives, financing options, F&I offerings, service costs and procedures — it’s all […]

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Are you a great place to work?

April 23, 2015 at 2:32 pm Comments are Disabled

AS THIS ISSUE IS GOING to press we are preparing to travel to Halifax for this year’s CADEX event. The half day conference, put on by the Nova Scotia Automobile Dealers Association with the exclusive support of TD Auto Finance, has become a popular one with dealers in the Maritimes. […]

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CADA Summit reflections

March 13, 2015 at 1:42 pm Comments are Disabled

As each new year begins, industry conferences and auto shows kick into high gear, and I attend a flurry of events in rapid succession. But the one that I enjoy most each year, and learn the most from, is the annual CADA Summit. I, along with Canadian auto dealer editor […]

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Let’s make this a special year

January 7, 2015 at 9:06 pm Comments are Disabled

I love the start of the year. After spending the past few weeks working through the many deadlines that come with winding down the past year and clearing my desk, it’s time to start looking towards the coming year. It is also a time to reflect on how fortunate we […]

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Upping a tough act to follow

October 27, 2014 at 6:14 pm Comments are Disabled

Working closely with Canadian Automobile Dealers Association (CADA) staff, some of our team at Canadian auto dealer magazine are putting in the hours that go into planning the upcoming CADA Summit. Universus Media (publishers of Canadian auto dealer) leaders Todd Phillips and myself are proud to be the only non-CADA […]

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An evening in Fredericton

September 3, 2014 at 9:31 pm Comments are Disabled

I had the great pleasure of dining recently with John Clark and his wife Pam last night. John, as some of you will know, is the Dealer Principal at J. Clark & Son Ltd., a GM store in Fredericton that will be celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2015. John is […]

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Are you ready for CASL?

June 13, 2014 at 2:58 am Comments are Disabled

CANADA’S TOUGH NEW ANTI-SPAM LEGISLATION KICKS IN SOON By now, every business owner in Canada likely has some awareness of the upcoming federal anti-spam legislation that takes effect on July 1 of this year. This legislation, which goes by the increasingly familiar acronym CASL, will have a significant impact on […]

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