Over the past two years, I have had one friend from Ontario and another from Quebec move to B.C. Each of them separately took their home province insurance papers to an ICBC broker to insure their vehicles in B.C., with the same coverage they had before.
In each case, the cost of insurance from ICBC was more than double what they were paying in Ontario and Quebec. And now we hear that ICBC is asking for another 6.7-per-cent increase for B.C. vehicle insurance.
I think it is time that all British Columbians stand up and demand private competitive insurance – not just for optional coverage, but for total coverage.
I for one am sick and tired of the provincial government skimming several hundred million dollars each year from ICBC, which makes B.C. coverage the most expensive in Canada.
ICBC was a baby born under the NDP government. Need I say more? Time to correct this mess, Mr. Todd Stone.
Derek Coughtrey, Surrey