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May 14, 2009

they abuse us, price gouge us

 

 

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Ottawa moves to make auto repair more competitive  CTV.ca  Canadian motorists fed up with sky high dealer repair costs could soon have a new weapon to fight back, after the House of Commons passed the second reading of a private member’s bill. The “Right to Repair Bill” — or C-273 — would force automakers to disclose their closely guarded repair computer codes, opening the way for competition from independent repair shops and more options for consumers. NDP MP Brian Masse, the sponsor of the bill, said Thursday that the proposed legislation is aimed at making the repair system fair for all motorists. “That’s what we’re trying to do, is create the system that’s going to be fair and accessible to all.” The second reading passed Wednesday night. Masse explained that under the bill, independent repair facilities would be allowed to purchase the auto manufacturers’ computer repair code software, which would allow them to diagnose vehicle problems. The MP from Windsor, Ont., travelled the country, talking to independent repair shops, and said he was surprised at the scope of the problem.  Masse said that independents “were getting restricted information so they couldn’t fix vehicles so they would have to be towed to dealerships.” Masse also said the U.S. is far ahead than Canada on the issue of legislation forcing automakers to share computer repair codes Under the American Clean Air Act, Washington requires open access to software on diagnostics and repair. In Canada, it’s not required by law; some manufacturers share the information, some don’t. Auto industry observers say the car companies have kept secret their repair codes to keep their strong competitive advantage in the repair and service market for their dealer networks. Federal Industry Minister Tony Clement had been pushing for a voluntary agreement, saying “the status quo is not an option.” The Automotive Industries Association of Canada, an umbrella group representing everything from small independent repair shops to large aftermarket giants like Canadian Tire, has spent years trying to negotiate with vehicle manufacturers on this issue, with little success. But according to a representative from Canada’s car companies, the proposed system is in need of repair itself. “A piece of legislation like this is really, entirely unworkable,” said Mark Nantais, from the Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers’ Association. “It will take several months, if not years, to actually become fully operational.” The auto industry is now working on drafting its own version of the system as an alternative to the government’s legislation.  http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20090514/autorepair_bill_090514/20090514?hub=CTVNewsAt11

they abuse us, price gouge us and the Automotive manufacturers want our support? and the governments only pretend to look after the consumer interest still. 

The neo conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper is undeniably practicing socialism now, he is giving social aid to the automotive manufacturers, he is now helping our undeniable enemies.. the automobile manufacturers, the same ones who  want our support while they practice unfair and restrictive trade practice, price gouge us with their high repair costs, high car maintenance costs now as well. 
 
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Canadian Press   TORONTO – Liberal MP and gas price watchdog MP Dan McTeague is warning drivers to expect a 3.4 cent a litre increase in the price of regular gas today.  That brings the average price in the Toronto area to 97.7 cents per litre, but closer to the dollar a litre mark in Montreal and Vancouver. The price of oil has been rising on world markets to about US$60 a barrel, but McTeague doesn’t believe that’s the reason for the latest spike.  He says “this is nothing more than pure profit taking” and comes at a very bad time when the economy is not doing well.  McTeague says demand for gas is down and supply is up and gas prices should have been stabilized somewhere in the 75 cent range.  The cost of gas has now risen about 15 cents over the last three weeks   and no one does anything about it too…
 
  
 
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 I would suggest also that the Liberals keep quiet about
 
– the supposedly underpaid, cost infective, inefficient RCMP firstly..for  it was the Liberal justice ministers as well that have let the police in Canada stay out of control and abuse the citizens the last 5 decades now too.. Now in reality the Police who are often lying and saying they are serving the public good by going overboard with their law enforcement are just merely being selfish thugs, self centered, trying to promote themselves at the citizens expense and that is now true Canada wide, with the local police, RCMP, sheriffs now too.
 
– and it was only one good liberal PM who did something good about the rising gas prices, the honorable Pierre Trudeau,they abuse us, price gouge us and the Automotive manufacturers want our support? and the governments only pretend to look after the consumer interest still.  The neo conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper is undeniably practicing socialism now, he is giving social aid to the automotive manufacturers, he is now helping our undeniable enemies.. the automobile manufacturers, the same ones who  want our support while they practice unfair and restrictive trade practice, price gouge us with their high repair cars, car maintenance costs now as well. 
 
– the rest of the Liberal PM were really  inadequate.. PM Jean Chretien and useless Paul Martin included.. the same ones who really  did not do any EI reforms now too.
 
– and it was the  Liberals also as as well who did not do anything good  about bad Bell -Sympatico abusing it’s customers. lying, stealing, false misleading advertisements
 
Quebec’s pension fund IS NOW IN REAL TROUBLE   “The new head of the fund is Michael Sabia, former head of Bell Canada Enterprises, who took over in March of this year.” QUEBCERS AND THE Quebec’s pension fund IS NOW IN REAL  TROUBLE,  JUST LOOK AT THE BAD EFFECT THE SAME PERSON SABIA  HAD ON BELL, WHOSE STOCKS, SALES, SERVICES, CUSTOMER SATISFACTION  HAVE GONE DONE DRASTICALLY. I HOPE THEY ARE ALL NOT STUPID ENOUGH TO LET HIM INVEST OUR MONEY INTO BELL AS WELL. Now also add to this Quebec’s Minister of Finance, Monique Forget, who always seemed to forget me too,  her  sudden resignation  from politics and thus who will not be around to answer what she also knows about this affair.. It sure looks like a cover-up…
 
https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2008/12/12/canadas-ex-pm-jean-chretien-paul-martin-found-guilty/
https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/05/20/stephen-harper-and-the-economic-crisis/
 
Canadian Press  OTTAWA – The Supreme Court of Canada says the federal government broke the law in financing the employment insurance system by transforming premiums paid by workers and employers into an unconstitutional tax.  In a 7-0 judgment, the court ruled Thursday the former Liberal governments of Jean Chretien and Paul Martin collected EI contributions illegally in 2002, 2003 and 2005.  In those years, EI rates were set directly by cabinet without proper authorization from Parliament, violating the ancient constitutional principle of no taxation without representation.  However, the court said Ottawa legitimately collected premiums in all other years since 1996 and rejected claims by organized labour that the Liberals deliberately ran up massive surpluses in the EI fund, then diverted the money to balance the federal budget and fund other initiatives.  The Confederation des Syndicats Nationaux, one of Quebec’s leading labour organizations, had demanded that $54 billion in allegedly diverted premiums be returned to the EI system and used to fund future benefits to jobless workers.  The court issued no order for repayment and suspended the effect of its judgment for one year in order to give the federal government time to sort out the legislative tangle.http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/081211/national/scoc_ei_surplus

Critics have long maintained the strategy of Jean Chretien and Paul Martin  amounted to balancing the federal books on the backs of the unemployed.  The Liberals brought in legislation in 1996 that tightened eligibility rules for EI benefits but simultaneously opened the door to new training, education, placement and other programs.  Critics say the government then went on to set the premiums charged to workers and employers at higher rates than were necessary to fund the reduced benefits and new programs.  The result was a ballooning surplus in the EI fund – a revenue windfall critics said could be used first to balance the budget and later to support other Liberal initiatives that had no connection to EI. 

We should note that Brian Mulroney was the main reason his Conservative political party became obsolete too.

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