CADA Seeking federal ban on RHD imports in Canada!

RHD-related issues ONLY please (NOT for general political ads!)
User avatar
mararmeisto
Posts: 3275
Joined: Wed Sep 19, 2007 10:00 am
Vehicle: 2013 Toyota Tacoma
Location: Langford, BC

Re: CADA Seeking federal ban on RHD imports in Canada!

Postby mararmeisto » Sun Oct 24, 2010 5:55 pm


Another regurgitator website, I see. This was my comment to that article:

So, somehow, solely based upon the position of the steering wheel on the right-side of the cabin instead of the left-side, these JDMs are 'dirtier' than similarly-aged LHDs? Could you explain the science behind this positionally dependent environmental juxtaposition?

And yes, the JDMs ARE faster than the NAMPOS, which was the underlying reason for the import restrictions beginning in 1970: the Big Three could not compete against the sports cars coming out of Europe (and later Japan), so they successfully lobbied the government for a bailout. Why build better cars when it was much easier to just keep them out of the market?
JPL
I still miss my '94 Pajero!

User avatar
mycale
Posts: 145
Joined: Sun Jun 28, 2009 5:10 pm
Member's Photo Album: http://www.delica.ca/Photos/
Vehicle: Delica L400, PD8W
Location: victoria
Location: Victoria, BC

Re: CADA Seeking federal ban on RHD imports in Canada!

Postby mycale » Sun Oct 24, 2010 8:10 pm

where do these ppl get off pretending to be reliable information sources? It's the pretense of authority that really gets my goat!
In modern war... you will die like a dog for no good reason.
Ernest Hemingway

User avatar
thedjjack
Posts: 2025
Joined: Wed Jan 27, 2010 12:13 am
Member's Photo Album: http://www.delica.ca/forum/ucp.php?i=164
Vehicle: 1989 L300 HITOP!!
Location: Port McNeill
Location: Port McNeill
Contact:

Re: CADA Seeking federal ban on RHD imports in Canada!

Postby thedjjack » Sun Oct 24, 2010 9:01 pm

We need to get the RHD dealers involved.

Most people think RHD is so much harder to drive.

I think the dealers need to setup a test drive day in a parking lot. To get more people to give it a go. They might get a few more sales out of it.

drrod
Posts: 167
Joined: Thu Jun 19, 2008 9:19 pm
Member's Photo Album: http://www.delica.ca/Photos/
Vehicle: 93 Exceed
Location: Calgary, Alberta

Re: CADA Seeking federal ban on RHD imports in Canada!

Postby drrod » Sun Oct 24, 2010 9:29 pm

A simpler tactic might be to simply make an appointment with your local MP. Most of them are amenicable to meeting their constituents if you make an appointment. Go to the meeting in your RHD vehicle, explain your side, and offer to take them for a ride. Even offer to let them drive it and see for themselves. Even if only 10% get contacted directly, it would go a long way to having a voice for our side when/if this ever comes up for debate in Ottawa.

Rod

Mr. Pistachio
Posts: 169
Joined: Thu Aug 26, 2010 11:08 pm
Member's Photo Album: http://www.delica.ca/Photos/
Vehicle: L400 LWB Super Exceed
Location: Ottawa

Re: CADA Seeking federal ban on RHD imports in Canada!

Postby Mr. Pistachio » Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:37 am

I work at the CBC here in Vancouver

I'm actually trying to compile a file and do a little bit of research to present it to a journalist! If it goes into a story, I'll try to work my comtact so it goes all the way to Toronto and Montreal.

No promises here but I'll work on it!

Antoine

Bonsai wrote:Hi Guys,
I managed to speak with Hatch on the phone today.
He can be reached at 1-800-465-3054
He is the CADA mouthpiece for this, but seemed to be a pretty useless toolbox of a guy. Eventually he hung up.
I would encourage everybody interested to contact him!

Also, I think it might be wise to try and get CBC to publish our side of the story in the exact same format with quotes like
"I got hit with a piece of rusty chrapnal flying off a lifted F150 today, and couldn't even see the numbers on his rusty plate" etc etc.

Does anybody know an approachable person at CBC??

User avatar
Pajerist
Posts: 269
Joined: Sun Jun 03, 2007 9:15 am
Vehicle: 1993 Pajero 2.8L 5-speed LWB
Location: Vancouver, BC

Re: CADA Seeking federal ban on RHD imports in Canada!

Postby Pajerist » Mon Oct 25, 2010 9:53 am

Mr. Pistachio wrote:I work at the CBC here in Vancouver

I'm actually trying to compile a file and do a little bit of research to present it to a journalist! If it goes into a story, I'll try to work my comtact so it goes all the way to Toronto and Montreal.

No promises here but I'll work on it!

Antoine


Sounds good! This one http://forum.ivoac.ca/showthread.php?t=3689 could be helpful for your research and for all of us...

User avatar
dennis_lambert
Posts: 321
Joined: Tue Sep 29, 2009 7:24 pm
Member's Photo Album: http://www.delica.ca/Photos/
Vehicle: 2 L300 exceed high roofs
Location: Kelowna BC

Re: CADA Seeking federal ban on RHD imports in Canada!

Postby dennis_lambert » Mon Oct 25, 2010 9:58 am

Hi there,
I am willing to Donate a Percentage of my Delica Parts sales to help fight this!!
Is there any way of setting up an account maybe in a Forum Administrators name to route proceeds for future use?
I could also set up a Donate link on my site.
Let me know if this sounds ok,I would love too help!

Darrell Bellaart
Posts: 2
Joined: Tue Oct 26, 2010 10:52 am
Member's Photo Album: http://www.delica.ca/Photos/
Vehicle: mazda protege

Re: CADA Seeking federal ban on RHD imports in Canada!

Postby Darrell Bellaart » Tue Oct 26, 2010 11:26 am

Oct. 26, 11:20 a.m.:
Hello to Nanaimo and mid-Vancouver Island Delica and RHD owners. I'm looking for some aficionados for a story I'm working on about why people love these vehicles so much and what it would mean if the government bans the import of these vehicles.
Also, I find it interesting that only vehicles 15 years old can be imported. I'd love to hear from someone about why that limit should be changed. Any takers?
I'm trying to pull this story together in the next day or so, so those who respond first are more likely to be quoted.
Oh, and I'd love to get a picture of your vehicle. You would have to be in the picture, of course. If you're in or near Nanaimo it will be easier to set up the shot.
Thanks,
Darrell Bellaart
Nanaimo Daily News
250-729-4235
DBellaart@nanaimodailynews.com

User avatar
DelicaDJ
Posts: 297
Joined: Thu Sep 23, 2010 6:44 pm
Member's Photo Album: http://www.delica.ca/Photos/
Vehicle: 1999 Pontiac Montana, no Deli yet..
Location: Virginia, USA
Location: Virginia, USA
Contact:

Re: CADA Seeking federal ban on RHD imports in Canada!

Postby DelicaDJ » Tue Oct 26, 2010 1:18 pm

Man, this is a really hot topic! More people need to be made aware of this, & if there is anything I can do to help spread this, I am willing. I have already joined the aforementioned Facebook page, & will be advocating RHD's whenever I can. I think the Gov'ment & Cada/Nada have gone too far, especially considering most of the POS cars sold in NA are unsafe, I.E.Toyota's recent fiasco with stuck accelerator pedals!! :o :M
Daniel

I'm car-less at the moment... Moving to Virginia USA
Looking forward to getting a Deli in the US, prefer a 1986+ L300

User avatar
Profister
Posts: 963
Joined: Fri Feb 08, 2008 3:41 pm
Member's Photo Album: http://www.delica.ca/Photos/
Vehicle: 1999 PE8W Chamonix, EFI
Location: North Vancouver, BC

Re: CADA Seeking federal ban on RHD imports in Canada!

Postby Profister » Tue Oct 26, 2010 2:01 pm

I wonder why one person creates multiple accounts. Let me refresh your memory. He first registered on November 3, 2008 as Newshound and posted this:

http://www.delica.ca/forum/delis-in-the-news-3992.html#p28891

There was another post regarding his article:

http://www.delica.ca/forum/rhd-owners-on-island-wanted-for-an-inteview-5410.html#p41180

Whoever is going to meet this reporter please keep in mind that he is not a journalist, so do not expect him to analyze the facts provided and read any documents you might refer to.
Image

User avatar
torchard
Posts: 294
Joined: Mon Apr 16, 2007 9:05 pm
Member's Photo Album: http://www.delica.ca/Photos/
Vehicle: 91 Exceed
Location: Victoria, BC
Location: Victoria, BC

Re: CADA Seeking federal ban on RHD imports in Canada!

Postby torchard » Tue Oct 26, 2010 3:16 pm

I think getting sucked into the debate about the safety/emissions record of these vehicles is ridiculous.

I think there's likely insufficient empirical data to support either side of the debate. I think the strategy should be to make clear to media and decision-makers that the CADA has only self protection interests in this campaign.

CADA acknowledges that, "every day brings new challenges to Canada's franchised new-car dealers. CADA acts as the national voice of the dealers and serves as a forceful advocate to government, industry, and the media." Furthermore, "our activities, products, services and publications are designed to help dealers succeed."

They don't even identify the consumer as a constituant. Clearly their messaging about safety and environmental standards are, forgive the pun, a smokescreen.

Let's hope the legislators see through this obvious charade.

--T
'91 Exceed
Nimbus 2000

User avatar
torchard
Posts: 294
Joined: Mon Apr 16, 2007 9:05 pm
Member's Photo Album: http://www.delica.ca/Photos/
Vehicle: 91 Exceed
Location: Victoria, BC
Location: Victoria, BC

Re: CADA Seeking federal ban on RHD imports in Canada!

Postby torchard » Tue Oct 26, 2010 3:18 pm

BTW what are the used car dealer associations saying about this campaign?

--T
'91 Exceed
Nimbus 2000

RichD
Posts: 948
Joined: Mon Apr 19, 2010 6:05 pm

Re: CADA Seeking federal ban on RHD imports in Canada!

Postby RichD » Tue Oct 26, 2010 4:29 pm

torchard wrote:BTW what are the used car dealer associations saying about this campaign?

The car dealers are in the used car game, too. EDIT: sorry, "pre-owned"...
Richard Dagenais

User avatar
thedjjack
Posts: 2025
Joined: Wed Jan 27, 2010 12:13 am
Member's Photo Album: http://www.delica.ca/forum/ucp.php?i=164
Vehicle: 1989 L300 HITOP!!
Location: Port McNeill
Location: Port McNeill
Contact:

Re: CADA Seeking federal ban on RHD imports in Canada!

Postby thedjjack » Tue Oct 26, 2010 5:12 pm

I think the emissions is a great debate to enter into....

Since Bio-diesel and WVO are only options for diesel motors and wait that is right you cannot get a small diesel utility vehicle in NA unless you want a 3/4 ton truck or a smart car.

User avatar
glenn
Posts: 661
Joined: Tue Jan 08, 2008 10:18 pm
Vehicle: 93 L300/97 L400 Jasper
Location: coquitlam
Location: coquitlam
Contact:

Re: CADA Seeking federal ban on RHD imports in Canada!

Postby glenn » Tue Oct 26, 2010 5:40 pm

And they stopped importing diesel smart cars in 2008 - they're all gas now.
Glenn
http://www.vurv.ca

L400 and L300 consoles
Image


Return to “RHD Political and Legal Matters”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests