/R E P E A T -- Cargo theft reporting program to launch in Western Canada/

IBC joins forces with police services and the trucking associations

EDMONTON, Dec. 4, 2015 /CNW/ - On Tuesday, December 8, 2015, Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC), police services and the Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA) will discuss the expansion of the successful cargo theft reporting program to Western Canada. This program 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 Western 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 a year. Also, it's often linked to organized crime, which uses the proceeds to fund gun and drug smuggling.

Members of the media are invited to learn about this new, innovative program at the following event.


  • News Conference to announce expansion and new developments with the cargo theft program


  • Tuesday, December 8, 2015
  • 10 to 10:45 a.m.


  • Bill Adams, Vice-President, Western & Pacific, IBC
  • Dan Duckering, Chair of AMTA
  • Superintendent Brad MacDonald, Edmonton Police Service


  • Matrix Hotel
    Amber Room
    10640 - 100th Avenue
    Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3N8

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_West 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: Ariella Kimmel, Manager, Media Relations, IBC, 416-362-2031 ext. 4313 (office), akimmel@ibc.ca; Ellen Woodger: Communications Consultant, IBC, 416-483-2358, Ellen.woodger@sympatico.ca


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