Consumer Line

February 2017

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In This Issue

  • Repeat Offender Sentenced to 50 Days Behind Bars for Illegal Vehicle Sales

  • Last Chance to See the 2017 Canadian International AutoShow!

  • OMVIC Offers Free Multilingual Translation Service!

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Repeat Offender Sentenced to 50 Days Behind Bars for Illegal Vehicle Sales

Andre N. Campbell has been sentenced to 50 days in jail for illegal vehicle sales. The Mississauga man was charged by OMVIC with acting as a dealer without registration (curbsiding) and selling five vehicles between 2012 and 2014. “Each vehicle was a rebuilt write-off,” stated Tom Girling, OMVIC’s Director of Investigations. “The purchasers, who found the vehicles advertised online, were unaware of the true history of the vehicles.”

In 2013 Campbell was sentenced to 32 days in jail for the sale of 16 vehicles, many with undisclosed accident repairs including one to a driving school instructor who told Campbell the vehicle was to be used by his students. Campbell was also convicted of curbsiding in 2004 and 2001.

Learn more about OMVIC’s latest curbsider conviction

Don't Get Ripped Off by a Curbsider! 

Last Chance to See the 2017 Canadian International AutoShow!

Canada’s largest automotive event is wrapping up in the next few days! The 2017 Canadian International AutoShow kicked off on February 17 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and is concluding on February 26. That’s right – there’s only a few days left! Don’t miss out on the many exhibits at the AutoShow, including OMVIC’s booth (P223 on the 800 level) to test your car-buying IQ! Speak with OMVIC staff and learn about the protections available when buying from an OMVIC-Registered Dealer. Don’t miss this great opportunity!

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2017 Canadian International AutoShow 

OMVIC Offers Free Multilingual Translation Service!

Did you know consumers whose first language is not English can access OMVIC’s services using our multilingual translation service? If you have a question or a problem concerning a motor vehicle purchase or lease from a registered dealer or if you’d like to know more about OMVIC, please contact us at 416-226-4500 x3942 or (toll free) 1-800-943-6002 x3942. You can request a translator in one of over 150 languages. This service is provided to you at no cost!

Learn more about OMVIC’s Multilingual Translation Service

OMVIC’s Multilingual Translation Service 


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OMVIC administers and enforces the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act (MVDA) on behalf of the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services. OMVIC maintains a fair and informed vehicle sales marketplace by regulating dealers and salespersons, regularly inspecting Ontario's 8,000 dealerships and 27,000 salespeople, maintaining a complaint line for consumers and conducting investigations and prosecutions of industry misconduct and illegal sales (curbsiding). OMVIC is also responsible for administering the Motor Vehicle Dealers Compensation Fund on behalf of its Board of Trustees.

Consumer Line is OMVIC’s consumer guide to Ontario’s motor vehicle dealer industry. It is published throughout the year, delivered free via e-mail and provides consumers with useful tips, industry news and important, up-to-date information.

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