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New federal rules on auto recalls overdue, lawyers say

Monday, March 19, 2018 @ 2:05 PM | By Ian Burns

The federal government has been given new powers to order motor vehicle recalls, a move observers say was long overdue and necessary due to major shifts coming in terms of technology in people’s cars and the legal profession generally.

The Strengthening Motor Vehicle Safety for Canadians Act provides the federal transport minister with the power to order car companies to recall a vehicle to correct a defect, conduct tests and fix a new vehicle before it is sold.

“Canadians may be surprised to know that prior...