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For Immediate Release June 27, 2002

KLEES' FIX FOR CAR CRASH REPAIRS

Richmond Hill - Oak Ridges MPP Frank Klees wants increased consumer protection when vehicles are repaired after collisions. His Private Member's Bill, the Collision Repair Standards Act received First Reading in the Ontario Legislature today.

"If passed, my Bill would set province-wide standards for collision repair shops," Klees said. "Consumers would know their vehicles are being put back in good shape when they use a certified shop. They would be sure that their cars are safe to drive again. That assurance is not available today."

Klees' proposed legislation would set regulations for Ontario's collision repair industry. Repair shops would have to meet province-wide, industry standards to be certified. If they fail to maintain these standards, they would lose their certification. The Bill also would amend the Insurance Act to require that all insured collision repairs be done at a certified shop of the consumer's choice.

"This Bill is about improving highway safety by making sure vehicles that have been damaged in collisions are properly repaired before they are driven on our roads again," Klees told the Legislature. "It is about protecting the rights of consumers to choose who works on their cars and about protecting them from dishonest practices. They would be confident that a certified repair shop meets quality standards."

In drafting the Collision Repair Standards Act, Klees consulted with consumers and representatives from the collision repair industry and the insurance sector. Second Reading debate on the bill is expected later this year, followed by committee hearings.

 

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Copy of Bill Attached click here
House Hansard: click here
Further information:
Terry Barlow
Office of Frank Klees, MPP
416-325-7316


 

 

Originally introduced as Bill 165 by Frank Klees, MPP

June 27, 2002

When Mr Klees became a Cabinet Minister

This Bill was reintroduced by Rob Sampson as

Bill 186 October 7, 2002

Debated in December 2002 and received

Royal Assent Dec 13, 2002

This link leads you to the complete Hansard record of the debate.

PDF version of Bill