The Calgary Motor Dealers Association (CMDA) is a non-profit organization which represents 80 new vehicle franchised dealers in the City of Calgary. It was formed in 1951 for the enhancement of the industry and the betterment of the community. The CMDA is closely affiliated with the Motor Dealers Association of Alberta (MDA) which has over 300 new vehicle franchised dealers.
CMDA members are required to abide by advertising standards that cover such areas as product claims, disclosure of financing terms and conditions, and word usage in advertisements.
The Motor Dealers Association of Alberta (MDA) actively lobbies the Provincial Government to enact protective legislation for both its members and consumers. Two issues we are currently concentrating on are:
Auto Theft - Revinned/Stolen vehicles entering Alberta are being sold to dealers and individuals thereby creating property losses and high insurance premiums, as well as a burden on the enforcement agencies.
Mandatory safety inspections to ensure only safe vehicles are on the road which will reduce costly and tragic accidents.