Update Reference to the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act, 2002 in Highway Traffic Act (HTA) Regulations 601/93 and 628

Regulation Number(s):
Instrument Type:
Bill or Act:
Highway Traffic Act
Summary of Decision:
Regulations filed November 27, 2009. The amendments reflect updated terminology and the new name of the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act, 2002, in the Highway Traffic Act.
Further Information:
Proposal Number:
Posting Date:
September 3, 2010
Summary of Proposal:
Ministry of Consumer Services (MCS) is amending the MVDA to enhance consumer protection and strengthen confidence in the vehicle sales marketplace. The name of the Act has changed to Motor Vehicle Dealers Act, 2002 and will come into force on January 1, 2010.

The MVDA governs the business practices of Ontario’s motor vehicle dealers and salespeople. Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council administers the MVDA, 2002 on behalf of the Ministry of Consumer Services.

These amendments are required to reflect the new name of the Act. Also, “exemption certificates” are not part of the new Act and have been replaced with registration as an “outside Ontario dealer.” This terminology must also be updated in the HTA regulations.

No substantive change to the regulations is being proposed. The new Act comes into force on January 1, 2010.

Contact Address:
Vehicle Programs Office, Program Development and Evaluation Branch, Room 147, Building "A", 1201 Wilson Ave. Downsview, ON, M3M 1J8
Effective Date:
November 27, 2009