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Call On The BC Government To Stop Forcing ICBC To Implement An Auto Insurance Scheme

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July 18, 2003

Consumers' Association Calls On The BC Government To Stop Forcing ICBC To Implement An Auto Insurance Scheme That Other Provinces Are Rejecting

OTTAWA, July 18 /CNW/ - The Consumers' Association of Canada yesterday released the first results from its forthcoming national study on auto insurance rates. "The good news for BC consumers is that the study shows British Columbia has rates that are 50% less than in Nova Scotia", said Mel Fruitman, President of the Association.

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Consumers’ Association Study Confirms Auto Insurance Rates In Nova Scotia Are As Much As 500% Higher

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July 17, 2003

Consumers' Association Study Confirms Auto Insurance Rates In Nova Scotia Are As Much As 500% Higher Than Provinces With Public Auto
 

HALIFAX, July 17 /CNW/ - "Auto insurance rates are outrageously high in Nova Scotia compared to what consumers pay in the three western provinces with public auto systems", said Mr. Mel Fruitman, President of the Consumers' Association of Canada. The Consumers' Association at a press conference in Halifax today released the first results of its soon to be completed national study of auto insurance rates in ten provinces. 

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Call On Insurance Corporation of British Columbia To Halt Plan To Increase Rates

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July 6, 2003

Consumers' Association Calls On Insurance Corporation of British Columbia To Halt Plan To Increase Rates

OTTAWA, July 6 /CNW/ - The Consumers' Association of Canada called on the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia to halt its plan to implement a discriminatory auto insurance rating system consumers in other provinces are rejecting. "The rating system the Insurance Corporation of BC is planning on introducing next year is the same one that has harmed consumers in other provinces," said Mr. Mel Fruitman, President of the Association.

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Consumers Will Get Less Auto Insurance Coverage and Pay More Under Nova Scotia’s New Plan

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June 26, 2003

Consumers Will Get Less Auto Insurance Coverage and Pay More Under Nova Scotia's New Plan

OTTAWA, June 26 /CNW/ - "No matter how they try to position it, the Nova Scotia Government's announced program of fixing the problem of high auto insurance rates rides on the backs of consumers by capping benefits to victims of accidents," says Mel Fruitman, President of the Consumers' Association of Canada.

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“No Frills” Auto Insurance In New Brunswick Fails To Deliver

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June 17, 2003

OTTAWA, June 17 /CNW/ - "New Brunswick's "No Frills" auto insurance fails to deliver what consumers' need", said Mr. Mel Fruitman, President of the Consumers' Association of Canada. "No Frills should be renamed the "Blame the Victim and protect the private auto insurance industry" plan.

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