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

    EDMONTON, Feb. 27 /CNW/ - 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.
    "Injured Albertans wonder why their Government has abandoned them to
protect the flow of hundreds of millions of dollars heading to Eastern based
Insurance Interests," said CAC President Bruce Cran. "Albertans wonder why
they are being treated like second class citizens," he added.
    Instead of appealing the court's decision the government must challenge
the private insurers to produce a product of similar quality and cost to the
public serving provinces to the East and West.

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For further information: Bruce Cran, (604) 418-8359

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