MEDIA ADVISORY - Cargo theft reporting program to launch in Atlantic Canada

IBC joins forces with RCMP and Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association

FREDERICTON, Aug. 7, 2015 /CNW/ - Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC), the RCMP and Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association (APTA) are joining forces to establish a program that will help raise awareness of and combat the growing problem of cargo theft, which includes stealing trucks and/or trailers containing merchandise.

Cargo theft in Atlantic Canada and across the country has become a serious issue. Not only does it put the safety of Canadians in jeopardy, it can cost the Canadian economy billions of dollars and is often linked to organized crime, which uses the proceeds to fund activities such as gun and drug smuggling.

Media are invited to learn about this new, innovative program at the following event.

When

  • Wednesday, August 12, 2015
  • 10–10:45 a.m.

Who

  • Amanda Dean, Vice-President, Atlantic, IBC
  • Hon. Stephen Horsman, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General, and Minister of Justice
  • Chief Superintendent Wayne Gallant, Criminal Operations Office, RCMP
  • Jean Marc Picard, Executive Director, APTA

Where

  • RCMP J Division, Main Foyer
    1445 Regent St., Fredericton
     

About Insurance Bureau of Canada
Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) is the national industry association representing Canada's private home, auto and business insurers. Its member companies make up 90% of the property and casualty (P&C) insurance market in Canada. For more than 50 years, IBC has worked with governments across the country to help make affordable home, auto and business insurance available for all Canadians. IBC supports the vision of consumers and governments trusting, valuing and supporting the private P&C insurance industry. It champions key issues and helps educate consumers on how best to protect their homes, cars, businesses and properties.

P&C insurance touches the lives of nearly every Canadian and plays a critical role in keeping businesses safe and the Canadian economy strong. It employs more than 118,000 Canadians, pays $6.7 billion in taxes and has a total premium base of $48 billion.  

For media releases and more information, visit IBC's Media Centre at www.ibc.ca. Follow IBC on Twitter @InsuranceBureau and @IBC_Atlantic or like us on Facebook. If you have a question about home, auto or business insurance, contact IBC's Consumer Information Centre at 1-844-2ask-IBC.

SOURCE Insurance Bureau of Canada

For further information: Celyeste Power, Manager, Media Relations, 416-362-2031 ext. 4312 (office), 647-384-9872 (after hours), cpower@ibc.ca

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