Today's Bold Move: Montreal Dealer Opens on Weekends, Gets Attacked

Those nutty French Canadians are at it again. Montreal is apparently one of the only places in North American where you can't buy a new car on the weekend. The regulation is part of an agreement between all new car dealers aimed at reducing work hours for dealership employees. Claude Leclair, owner of Pie IX Dodge Chrysler (great name), decided to take a stand and has been selling cars for two straight weekends. This resulted not only in protests and phone jamming, but also in someone chunking a piece of ice at the head of the dealership's manager. Despite the protests, Leclair vows to stay open and, understandably, has the support of DCX Canada. We imagine when he starts moving cars the other dealers will follow.

Protests Won't Make Us Close Shop, Dealer Says [The Gazette]

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