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e-993 (Automotive industry)

E-petition
Initiated by Tyler Wilson from Dunville, Newfoundland and Labrador

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the Government of Canada

Whereas:
  • Transport Canada does not allow the importation of new motor vehicles manufactured for any country other than Canada and the U.S.; and
  • A Motor Vehicle Safety Act Review discussion paper from April 2002 published by the Road Safety and Motor Vehicle Regulation Directorate of Transport Canada, TP13930E states: "Importation from countries other than the U.S.: Individuals cannot currently import vehicles from any country other than the U.S. This arrangement has proven to be unduly restrictive; one example being the inability to import scooters with advanced safety features (e.g. seat belts, roll cage) from Europe. Transport Canada is considering the provision of a mechanism whereby regulations would allow private importation from a country other than the U.S. This would provide flexibility to allow importation where, for example, equivalency of safety certification could be determined, or where a vehicle could be brought into compliance through a process equivalent to that of the Registrar of Imported Vehicles (for vehicles being imported from the U.S.)."
We, the undersigned, citizens of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to task Transport Canada with the creation of a mechanism whereby regulations would allow private importation from a country other than the U.S. in cases where equivalency of safety and emissions certification can be determined.
Open for signature
April 13, 2017, at 12:25 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
August 11, 2017, at 12:25 p.m. (EDT)
Photo - Ken McDonald
Avalon
Liberal Caucus
Newfoundland and Labrador
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