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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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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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2003 Auto Insurance Rates Comparison Study - Interim Release “16 Cities in 4 Provinces”

Consumers across Canada are very concerned about auto insurance rates. Auto insurance is a unique and complex consumer product. How much a consumer pays for an insurance policy differs significantly across Canada. Consumers want to know, and this report answers, the following question:

How much would the same driver pay for auto insurance if they had the same vehicle, same driver record and identical claims history but lived in each of the cities included in this report?

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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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