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Consumers’ Association of Canada Calls On Canadian Governments to Protect Consumers

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October 25, 2004

Consumers’ Association of Canada Calls On Canadian Governments to Protect Consumers From Secret Commissions Paid By Insurance Companies

Ottawa, October 25, 2004 - The Consumers’ Association today called on insurance regulators across Canada to protect consumers by taking action on secret commissions paid to brokers to steer business to particular insurance companies. “Consumers suffered huge increases in auto and property insurance rates over the last year and now we know one of the reasons why,” said Mr. Cran, President of the Consumers’ Association of Canada. 

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CAC Applauds Proposed NB Public Auto Insurance Plan

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CAC Applauds Proposed NB Public Auto Insurance Plan 


(April 2, 2004) On April 2, 2004 the New Brunswick Select Committee on Public Auto Insurance unveiled its final report, recommending that the province implement a public insurance system to protect its drivers against soaring premiums. 

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Consumers’ Association Welcomes New Brunswick’s Proposed Public Auto Insurance Plan

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April 2, 2004

Consumers’ Association Welcomes New Brunswick’s Proposed Public Auto Insurance Plan

Ottawa, April 2, 2004 - The Consumers’ Association of Canada today welcomed the release of the public auto insurance plan for New Brunswick. “The all party committee of the New Brunswick legislature should be congratulated for its efforts to design a new public auto insurance plan that delivers lower costs for consumers,” said Mr. Bruce Cran, President of the Association. 

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Ground Beef Pricing Varies Across Canada

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Ground Beef Pricing Varies Across Canada 

(March 9, 2004) On February 27, 2004 the CAC conducted an unscientific, random telephone survey of ground beef prices in major grocery stores across Canada. Click here to see the results!

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Consumers’ Association Brands Latest Plan By Private Insurers an Insult to Drivers in New Brunswick

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February 26, 2004

Consumers' Association Brands Latest Plan By Private Insurers an Insult to Drivers in New Brunswick

OTTAWA - "Consumers last summer delivered a loud and clear message on auto insurance to the New Brunswick Government," said Mr. Bruce Cran, President of the Consumers' Association of Canada. "Consumers said they were fed up with outrageous price increases by private auto insurers and they want action."

Since then the New Brunswick Government helped the auto insurance industry lock-in high prices for consumers while legislating a reduction in benefits to victims of crashes.

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