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Montreal, September 14, 2011 –Toyota becomes a new partner of the Clear the Air! recycling program for older high-polluting vehicles, announced today the Association québécoise de lutte contre la pollution atmosphérique (AQLPA).  From now on, people who choose to dispose of their old clunker through Clear the Air!  can benefit from a cash discount of up to $1,500 on the purchase of a brand-new Toyota vehicle, or a preowned car saled by Toyota, up to 4 years old that has been certified for low pollutant emissions. The program offer continues until December 2013.

Saint-Léon-de-Standon, Tuesday, June 14, 2011 - During the ceremony offered on June 9, 2011, the Association québécoise de lutte contre la pollution atmosphérique (AQLPA) received an environmental Phoenix. It is the old vehicles recycling program Clear the Air! which has earned the honor in the Adaptation and fight to climate change category, where she was nominated alongside with Équiterre and Vivre en ville groups.

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"We are delighted with this major contribution of the Quebec's Government, received through the support of the MDDEP and the MTQ, which will allow the continuation and enhancement of the program Clear the Air!. This is a very concrete and significant action that will effectively fight against climate change and improve air quality in Quebec. The AQLPA is happy to consider working closely with the MDDEP and the MTQ in this project, "said André Bélisle, president of the AQLPA.

The 1997 vehicules and earliers are now covered by the program.... read more in french.

Saint-Léon-de-Standon, February 24th 2011 – It is with joy and pride that André Bélisle, the Association québécoise de lutte contre la pollution atmosphérique (AQLPA) president, received last week the Guy-Chartrand Prize for “Action and User Mobilization” from Transport 2000.  Offered each year since 2006 by the Association, the Guy-Chartrand Prize rewards the exceptional contribution of an individual regarding the defense of transit and its users and the promotion of sustainable and efficient transport.
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Canada's National Vehicle Recycling Program Encourages Canadians to take spring cleaning to the streets

TORONTO, Feb. 15 /CNW/ - When spring cleaning your home this year, why stop at your front door? Retire Your Ride, Canada's National Vehicle Recycling Program, is calling on Canadians to go above and beyond the typical household chores and take spring cleaning to the streets. By turning their focus to garages and retiring their model year 1995 and older vehicles before the program ends on March 31, 2011, Canadians can help the environment and themselves.

Saint-Léon-de-Standon, October 28th 2010 – The Association québécoise de lutte contre la pollution atmosphérique (AQLPA) warmheartedly congratulates the Société de transport de Montréal (STM) for obtaining the Best Transport Operator in North America Prize.

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And proves the environmental, economic and social profitability of initiatives like Clear the air Program

Saint-Léon-de-Standon, Octobre 15th 2010 – The Association québécoise de lutte contre la pollution atmosphérique (AQLPA) takes advantage of the inauguration of its new office to demonstrate to decision makers the positives local impacts that a program like Clear the air can generate. It is a great example of sustainable development in economic, social and environmental terms.

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Retire Your Ride encourages Canadians to act now and join the 100,000 Canadians who have already permanently retired their older vehicles

TORONTO, Oct. 12 /CNW/ - Although previous research indicated that 1995 model year and older vehicles emit 19 times more smog-forming emissions than 2004 and newer vehicles, a recent study of a sample of these older cars retired through the Retire Your Ride program shows that the tested vehicles were actually on average 39 times more polluting than 2004 and newer vehicles - all the more reason for Canadians to join the 100,000 program participants who have already retired their older vehicles in an effort to protect the environment.

Montreal, September 22nd 2010 – The Association québécoise de lutte contre la pollution atmosphérique (AQLPA) and its partners involved in the Clear the Air Program take advantage of the national “In town without my car all week long” event to congratulate all Quebecers who in the last year have chosen to switch to transit or active transport after having retire their old car in a responsible way. Thanks to those who demonstrate that it’s possible to change habits : study, work or have leisure in town, without a car !

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