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AUTO : Senate amends vehicle-recall bill to favour dealers

Feb 03, 2017 - The Globe and Mail (Canada)

The increasingly independent Senate has managed to annoy the Liberal government and global auto makers in a single move.

The Senate approved S-2, a government bill on vehicle safety Thursday, with an amendment that would force auto makers to compensate dealers in the event that a vehicle has been recalled but not yet sold to a customer.

Senators of various political stripes were won over by arguments from dealers that the amendment was an opportunity to level an uneven playing field ...