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Thursday, May 25, 2017
Financial and Consumer Affairs Authority

Modernizing The Motor Dealers Act - 2016 and Beyond

New legislation came into effect in February 2016 that impacts all vehicle dealers in Saskatchewan. These new rules are designed to streamline the licence application process, protect consumers and ensure fair competition in the marketplace.

Public consultations were held with dealers, members of the public and stakeholders to develop this new legislation. The new regulations are found within Part V (the Designated Activities and Licensing sections) of The Consumer Protection and Business Practices Regulations attached to The Consumer Protection and Business Practices Act.  These regulations replace The Motor Dealers Act.   

Some of the changes include:

  • New requirements for sharing information with a purchaser before sale
  • New advertising requirements and all-in pricing if price is advertised
  • Minimum 1000KM/30 day drive train warranty for all vehicles with less than 200,000km on the odometer.
  • New vehicle leasing, consignment rules
  • A new electronic annual filing and licensing process
  • Grandfather clause to help dealers transition to the new legislation

It is every vehicle dealer’s responsibility to know and apply these new rules. Information about these new rules can be found from the following links:


Vehicle Dealer Regulations Guide: Information for the Consumer
Vehicle Dealer Regulations Guide: Information for Dealers
Vehicle Dealer Regulations
Consultation Documents
The Consumer Protection and Business Practices Act
 
If you have questions regarding the proposed regulations, contact us at vehicledealers@gov.sk.ca.



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