The Automotive Industries Association of Canada is urging industry members to sign the House of Commons Right to Repair petition, which closes June 3, 2022.
The petition comes at a time when Right to Repair legislation is moving through Parliament and forms an official urging for the Government of Canada.
“Because of your support in helping us surpass our goal of 500 signatures, this petition will be tabled in the House, and the government will be required to issue a response,” says AIA Canada. “But the fight doesn’t stop here. The more voices we have, the better – so let’s keep those signatures coming!”
The Right to Repair petition urges action on the issue as:
- Today’s vehicles are gathering enormous amounts of data about the vehicle and its driver, including important maintenance and repair information;
- Data transmitted wirelessly goes only to the automakers, giving them full control over it and authority to decide who can access it;
- Without direct access to and control of this data, vehicle owners may face higher costs and have fewer options when it comes to who maintains and repairs their vehicles, restricting their ability to choose more affordable options;
- The Conference Board of Canada estimates that the move to greater automation and wireless updates could lead to the loss of 53,707 aftermarket jobs by 2051;
- 8-in-10 Canadians agree that auto manufacturers should be required by law to share data with independent repairers or mechanics so they can fix their car;
- Canadians believe that vehicle owners deserve the right to direct where their vehicle data goes;
- Other jurisdictions have recognized the importance of data ownership and introduced their own legislation;
- Multiple pieces of legislation before the House of Commons address the issue of data control, consent, and maintaining the principle of right to repair; and
- The Government of Canada’s ministerial mandate letters commit to resolve the right to repair issue.
The petition will close on June 3rd, 2022.
SIGNING the House of Commons petition takes seconds.
You can sign the petition here: https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-4000.