Posts Tagged ‘Government’

Jetta With Air Suspension Towed In Quebec City


melaniepotvin2b dimanche 29 mai 2016 à 15:13 by Danny Geraghty

Resident of Saguenay Mélanie Potvin was driving her Volkswagen Jetta in Quebec City yesterday when she was stopped by police for having done illegal modifications to her vehicle. Her Jetta is equipped with an air suspension which is illegal in the province unless it’s made with the vehicle. She... more

That Time A Member Flipped His Car After Hitting a Pothole


0416potholecrash samedi 09 avril 2016 à 07:46 by Danny Geraghty

Three years ago, MontrealRacing.com member matty2013 was driving his Honda Civic in Kirkland when he hit a massive pothole, causing the vehicle to flip over. Fortunately Matt wasn’t injured and was able to crawl out of the vehicle. You can read his version of how it happened in the discussion there... more

SAAQ: All Aftermarket Wheels Banned In Quebec


wheel33 vendredi 01 avril 2016 à 09:46 by Danny Geraghty

Late last night the SAAQ dropped a bomb on the tuning industry with the revelation that aftermarket wheels would no longer be permitted on cars in Quebec. Aftermarket wheels are wheels that were purchased after the sale of the vehicle and come in varying sizes. Car owners often buy them to improve the... more

MTQ: Can We Have A Million Of These For Our Shitty Roads?


0316mtq-quebec-bumps lundi 28 mars 2016 à 19:26 by Danny Geraghty

It’s springtime and that means our already-awful roads are about to become much worse. Quebec’s transport ministry has already begun putting these portable signs on roads to inform drivers of the particularly bad areas. I have to ask if we can’t do better as a province than to resort to putting... more

Calcul de taxe SAAQ/Revenu Québec


0216-saaq-rev-taxes vendredi 12 février 2016 à 15:39 by Danny Geraghty

Voici une petite mis-a-jour sur la situation d’un de nos membres qui est propriétaire d’un garage (accrédité GAA). Le ministère de Revenu du Québec MRQ est revenu sur sa décision dans le dossier de la perception TVQ. • Revenu Québec a redonné l’autorisation aux commerçants... more

Châteauguay man pepper sprayed by police while his kids are in the car


1215-police-chateauguay-pepper-spray mercredi 23 décembre 2015 à 11:25 by Danny Geraghty

A Châteauguay man was pulled over on Monday last week which led to a confrontation that was caught on video and is causing a media firestorm. According to the Gazette article, John Chilcott refused to identify himself or exit his vehicle because the officer didn’t’ tell him why he pulled him over.... more

Couillard: Les véhicules neufs tous électriques en 2050 au Québec


1215-voitures-electriques vendredi 11 décembre 2015 à 11:28 by Danny Geraghty

Le gouvernement du Québec a annoncé que 100 % des véhicules neufs vendus dans la province seront zéro émission en 2050. Au cours de la Cop21 (la Conférence de Paris sur le climat 2015), douze états, provinces ou pays ont annoncé que la totalité des véhicules neufs vendus en 2050 n’émettront... more

You Can Obtain A Winter Tire Exemption From The SAAQ In Certain Cases


1215-winter-tires-exempt jeudi 10 décembre 2015 à 12:18 by Danny Geraghty

Did you know that the SAAQ offers an exemption for winter tires in certain cases? Here is what is indicated on its website: From December 15 to March 15, all taxis and passenger vehicles registered in Québec must be equipped with tires specially designed for winter driving. Owners, co-owners or long-term... more

You Can Still Sell Your Car For $1 At The SAAQ!


saaq-ventes-revenu-quebec-evaluation-decision-renverser mardi 08 décembre 2015 à 23:22 by Jayson Boisvert

We recently reported a story about a member’s experience at the SAAQ that quickly become viral. The story alleged that the SAAQ had changed it’s policy of allowing transactions of $1 for vehicles aged 10-25 years.   The SAAQ is only the tax collector according to spokesperson Mario Vaillancourt.... more

No More $1 Car Sales At The SAAQ + Mandatory Revenu Quebec Evaluations!


saaq-ventes-revenu-quebec-evaluation vendredi 04 décembre 2015 à 11:57 by Danny Geraghty

The SAAQ has changed their regulations concerning the payment of TVQ on the sale of vehicles. It will no longer agree to calculate TVQ on vehicle sales of $1 even in the case where both the seller and the buyer agree that $1 was the transaction price. As of about a week ago the minimum sale of a vehicle... more

Instead Of Lighting The Jacques Cartier Bridge, How About Paying Our Cops, Nurses And Teachers?


1115-jacques-cartier-bridge-lighting vendredi 13 novembre 2015 à 13:27 by Danny Geraghty

Last summer, Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre announced a plan to install lights on the Jacques Cartier Bridge to commemorate the 375th anniversary of the city. The project would be a joint project between the Federal and provincial governments, the city of Montreal and the Jacques Cartier and Champlain... more

The SAAQ Looks to Shut Down JDM “Loophole”


1115-saaq-jdm jeudi 12 novembre 2015 à 14:27 by Danny Geraghty

Over the past few weeks, there have been a lot of right-hand-drive vehicles put for sale in Quebec with the implication that there is a loophole in the law prohibiting imported RHD vehicles less than 25 years old to be registered. Read the SAAQ rules regarding this on their website here. You may view... more

Montreal To Dump 8 Billion Litres of Human Shit Into the Saint Lawrence River


Sewage jeudi 01 octobre 2015 à 10:43 by Danny Geraghty

My apologies for the provocative headline but this story merits it. While not automotive related, it’s important enough that it needed to be written about. The city of Montreal is demolishing the Bonaventure Expressway in the coming years and as a result, needs to move a snow runoff collector which,... more