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A Consumer’s Perspective to Fixing ICBC

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August 30, 2013

When the BC Liberals entered of!ce in 2001 motorists were led to believe that they would get a smoother ride with automobile insurance despite the reality that ICBC was entering a sixth year with no rate increases on basic or optional insurance, and had just repaid BC motorists with a Road Safety Dividend of $100 per policyholder. In reality, motorists were blindfolded, gagged and locked in the trunk of the Liberal vehicle – all the while paying more than they should for their ride.

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Consumers Abandoned by Government in Alberta’s Topsy Turvy World of Auto Insurance

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Consumers Abandoned by Government in Alberta's Topsy Turvy World of Auto Insurance 
(February 27, 2008) 

The Consumers' Association of Canada deplores the actions taken by the Government of Alberta to protect the profits of Private Auto Insurance Companies. Within hours of the $4,000 injury cap being struck down by the courts, the Alberta government was structuring an appeal to prevent thousands of Albertans injured in auto accidents from being compensated for their pain and suffering.

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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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