IBC launches Provincial Auto Theft Network in Newfoundland and Labrador

Program trains law enforcement officers investigating vehicle related crime

ST. JOHN'S, April 22, 2016 /CNW/ - Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) is hosting a two-day training session in St. John's to teach law enforcement officers from across the province how to investigate auto theft and fraud.

Insurance fraud is a serious problem costing Canadians over a $1 billion a year in wasted resources and systemic abuse.

Amanda Dean, Vice-President, Atlantic, IBC, and Guy Ouellette, Investigator, Auto Theft, IBC, will be available to the media throughout the day to discuss the award-winning Provincial Auto Theft Network (PATNET) program and how it has successfully brought together the law enforcement community to reduce auto theft and fraud.


  • Tuesday, April 26, 2016
  • 8:30–9:15 a.m.


  • Amanda Dean, Vice- President, Atlantic, IBC
  • Guy Ouellette, Investigator, Auto Theft, IBC
  • Bill Janes, Chief of Police, Royal Newfoundland Constabulary
  • Hon. Andrew Parsons, Minister of Justice and Public Safety, Newfoundland and Labrador


  • RNC Memorial Campus, 1 Fort Townshend, St. John's 

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 120,000 Canadians, pays $8.2 billion in taxes and has a total premium base of $49 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: To schedule an interview, please contact: Ariella Kimmel, Manager, Media Relations, 416-362-2031 ext. 4312 (office), 416-550-9062 (after hours), akimmel@ibc.ca


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