Campaign totals as of January 30, 2018

Campaign totals as of January 30, 2018

Target reached!

We have reached our $100,000 goal and pledges will now be processed. Our sincere thanks to those who  contributed.

About this campaign:

In 2010, citing recent changes to the Competition Act, ICBC ceased negotiating with the ARA regarding the rates it pays its suppliers. Instead, ICBC chose to unilaterally set rates for industry suppliers without any meaningful consultation or participation from the ARA or any of its members.

This campaign asked ARA members to help fund the cost of filing an application to the federal Competition Bureau seeking an opinion. The associated legal fees could reach as much as $100,000 or more.

The funds pledged by ARA members will be used to hire a lawyer specializing in competition law and the costs of filing the relevant documentation with the federal Competition Bureau. We have been advised the filing fee alone is in the neighbourhood of $15,000.

Any money remaining in the fund that is not used will be refunded back to the members who contributed, pro-rated, based on the amount they contributed relative to the total collected. Although we have reached our target and the deadline is passed, members still wishing to contribute may do so using the form below. Our sincere thanks to all who helped us achieve our goal. Thanks to you, we can now proceed with this important initiative.

A full explanation of this campaign can be viewed here (PDF)

The donation form can be downloaded here (PDF)

Thank you for your support!