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Consumers’ Association Invites Consumers To Tell Their Insurance Horror Story

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August 20, 2003

Consumers' Association Re-Issues Warning To Consumers About Insurance Company Practices and Invites Consumers To Tell Their Insurance Horror Stories

OTTAWA, Aug. 20 /CNW/ - The Consumers' Association of Canada reconfirmed its advisory that consumers should be on the alert when contemplating making a claim on insurance policies for any losses incurred as a result of electrical blackouts in Ontario. "Over the last two days consumers in Ontario have told us first hand about how they have been unfairly dealt with by the insurance industry," said Mel Fruitman, President of the Association.

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Consumers’ Association Issues National Consumer Advisory On Auto Insurance Industry Practices

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August 3, 2003

 

OTTAWA, Aug. 3 /CNW/ - The Consumers' Association of Canada on July 22, 2003 asked consumers from across Canada to speak out about their experiences with auto insurance and comments have been flooding in. The Association is now reporting the first results. "It is fair to say that many consumers are very upset with auto insurance companies," said Mr. Mel Fruitman, President of the Consumers Association of Canada, "and it goes far beyond the issue of rates.

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Consumers’ Association Challenges New Brunswick Government’s Position On Auto Insurance


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July 31, 2003

Consumers' Association Challenges New Brunswick Government's Position On Auto Insurance

OTTAWA, July 31 /CNW/ - The Consumers' Association of Canada today challenged New Brunswick's Minister of Justice, the Hon. Brad Green to provide the real story to the people of New Brunswick on auto insurance rates. "The Consumers' Association study released last Monday, which concluded that New Brunswick consumers pay exorbitant auto insurance rates compared to provinces with public auto systems, is based on over 1,500 rate quotes from the province of New Brunswick alone", said Mel Fruitman, President of the Consumers Association of Canada.

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Call On Alberta to Lift the Veil on its Secret Auto Insurance Reform Committee That Involves ICBC

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July 28, 2003

Consumers' Association Calls On Alberta to Lift the Veil on its Secret Auto Insurance Reform Committee That Involves ICBC

OTTAWA, July 28 /CNW/ - The Consumers' Association of Canada (CAC) today expressed serious concern about Alberta's approach to making changes to its auto insurance system. "The Alberta Government has set up a secret Auto Insurance Reform Implementation Committee that has no representation from any group affected by high auto insurance rates", said Mr. Mel Fruitman, President of the Association.

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Study Confirms Auto Insurance Rates In New Brunswick Are Much Higher Than Provinces With Public Auto

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July 28, 2003

Consumers' Association Study Confirms Auto Insurance Rates In New Brunswick Are Much Higher Than Provinces With Public Auto Systems.

OTTAWA, July 28 /CNW/ - "Auto insurance rates in New Brunswick are outrageously high, just like those in Nova Scotia," said Mr. Mel Fruitman, President of the Consumers' Association of Canada. "Drivers in New Brunswick pay up to 100 % more for their auto insurance than do consumers in provinces like Manitoba, Saskatchewan and British Columbia which have public auto systems."

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