The Canadian Mover
CAM’s magazine, The Canadian Mover, was mailed in April. You should have your copy. It contains information on the Certified Moving Consultant course, Government contracts, a review of the 1998 Annual Conference and profiles on movers, suppliers and international operations. The next issue is scheduled to be published in the fall. We are developing the editorial schedule now. Let us know what you think.
Certified Moving Consultant Course
We are ready to go on the course. We have about 25 applications in hand and the registration forms will be in the mail shortly.
Y2K - Tax deduction
Just a reminder that to qualify for the full deduction under the tax rules, any equipment or software you buy to avoid or fix the Y2K problem, must be purchased before June 30, 1999. Accelerated capital cost allowance deductions of up to $50,000 will be provided for hardware and software acquired to replace systems that are not Y2K compliant.
Motor Vehicle Transport Act, 1987
The Transport Minister introduced amendments to the MVTA 1987 in the House of Commons. They should have far-reaching implications for the moving industry. The Act will:
Senate Committee on Transportation Safety and Security
The committee’s report recommends:
CAM Membership News
Several of CAM’s regional directors have been working diligently with fellow agents of their respective van lines to join CAM. Atlas and Allied have already joined CAM as associate van-line members. There has been positive interest expressed in the other van lines about the possibility of joining CAM. Stay tuned for details.There seems to be a lot of international interest in CAM as we are getting inquiries and new members from around the world. Have a look in the membership directory on the website for our new international members. They have expertise you should consider tapping in your international moves.
CAM Membership Directory
We have received the page proofs from the printer. They will be returned to the printer on Tuesday, May 4th. This is your absolutely last opportunity to make additions, deletions, address or phone number changes to your listing. Check your listing on the website at www.mover.net.
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