Automotive Retailers Association Press Conference held in January 31, 2018 regarding claims that body shops were frauding and over billing the ICBC

Press Conference January 31, 2018

The ARA held a press conference on January 31, 2018 to provide input in response to recent news about ICBC’s financial losses. ARA President & CEO, Ken McCormack, spoke to reporters from most of the major news media outlets, explaining that the repair industry is not at fault for rising repair costs, and wishes to be part of the solution.

The ARA broadcast the event Live on Facebook. Also, a behind-the-scenes video was made, capturing the entire event. You can watch the video on the ARA’s YouTube Channel.

The following are links to the media coverage:

Online:

Global News – Auto body industry says it’s not to blame for ICBC’s ‘financial dumpster fire

Omny (Simi Sara Show)BC Automotive Retailers Association Fires Back at Government’s Claim that ICBC Billings Have Shot Up 30%

CTV News – Auto body shops deflect blame for ICBC’s ‘financial dumpster fire’

The Province – Mike Smyth: Are auto-body repair shops overbilling ICBC?

The Province – B.C. repair shops argue used parts are important piece in fixing ICBC finances

Note: also posted on BC Local News and Interior News

News 1130 – Body shop operators continue to deny some ICBC repair bills inflated

CBC News – ICBC’s financial dumpster fire not our fault, says auto repair

Castanet – Poll: ICBC – who’s to blame?

Vancouver Sun – B.C. repair shops argue used parts are important piece in fixing ICBC finances

Okanagan Edge – ICBC debt not shops’ fault

 

Headlines:

News 1130 Vancouver

Note: (On JAN 31) aired at 10 & 10:30 pm for a total of two times; (ON FEB 1) aired at 12:30, 1, 1:30, 2, 3, 4, 4:30, 5, 6, 6:30, 7, 7:30, 8:30 and 9 for a total of 14 times

 AM 1150 Kelowna (CFKR)

Note: (ON JAN 31) aired at 5, 7 and 8 pm for a total of three times; (ONE FEB 1) aired at 930 am

 CBC Radio

  • Victoria – 8:30am Feb 1
  • Vancouver
  • Prince George
  • Kelowna
  • Prince Rupert
  • Kamloops

Note: all CBC radio shows aired on Jan. 31 at 3:30, 6:30, 7:30, 8:30 and 9:20

 Global News (B.C. and Okanagan)

Note: (ON JAN 31) aired at 3pm, 8pm and 9pm; (ON FEB 1) aired at 2am and 8:10am

Vancouver Sun – Used parts offer fix for ICBC’s finances, repair shop says

Note: print (A5)

Vancouver Sun –  B.C. repair shops are used parts are important piece in fixing ICBC finances

Note: print

CBC Vancouver News

Note: (ON JAN 31) aired at 9pm; (ON FEB 1) aired at 2am

 The Province – Debate on ‘dumpster fire’ rages on; Insurance: B.C. repair shops argue that used parts are an important piece in fixing ICBC’s finances

Note: print (A6)

 The Province – Are auto-body repair shops over billing ICBC?

Note: print (A6)

CFAX 1070 Victoria

Note: (ON JAN 31) aired at 3:30pm, 5pm, 6:30pm, 8pm, 1130pm

CFTK Terrace

Note: (ON JAN 31) aired at 8 and 9pm

 Canadian Press – What’s making news in British Columbia

Note: print (Jan 31)

CKNW 980

Note: (ON JAN 31) aired at 4:30, 5, 6:30, 7

 Roundhouse Radio

Note: (ON JAN 31) aired at 1pm

Note: http://cirh2.streamon.fm/listen-pl-14351