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AED ‘ready to work’ on advocating for equipment industry after election

September 22, 2021  By Associated Equipment Distributors/Rock to Road Staff

The president and CEO of Associated Equipment Distributors (AED) has congratulated the prime minister and the Liberals on their Sept. 20 election win.

“The equipment industry is ready to work together with all elected officials on policies that will create jobs, economic growth and prosperity for all Canadians,” says Brian P. McGuire.

The association released the following statement:

“AED plans on engaging with members of Parliament from all parties to advocate for off-road equipment to be exempt from the legislation. Infrastructure investments also continue to be delayed, and is an area that the government can improve upon.


“Advocating for a 100 per cent accelerated depreciation will also be a priority to stimulate the Canadian economy as it emerges from the pandemic. And, of course, addressing the skilled labour shortage and job training will be at the top of AED’s policy agenda.

“The association is currently planning two activities to engage with members of Parliament on these key issues and more. First, we invite you to contact Mike Dexter to arrange for your newly elected member of Parliament to visit your facility and learn more about the industry.

“Second, AED is organizing another Parliament Hill Day in Ottawa on Nov. 29-30 to meet with policymakers and advocate on behalf of the industry. All Canadian members are invited to join, with more information coming soon.”

Interested parties of either initiative should contact Mike Dexter at

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