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Nova Scotia launches Web page to solicit public opinion on Auto Insurance Review

January 17, 2011   by Canadian Underwriter

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The Government of Nova Scotia has launched a new Web site soliciting input from the public as part of its Auto Insurance Review.
“We want to make sure that the voice of auto insurance consumers is heard,” said Graham Steele, minister for the Insurance Act. “The purpose of this independent review is to ensure Nova Scotians have access to appropriate coverage and premiums that are fair, stable and affordable.”
People can visit to access background on auto insurance and provide input. The Web site will remain active during the review with new information being added throughout the process.
The deadline for submissions is Feb. 25.
The feedback will be considered by those conducting the review. Ron L’Esperance, a former provincial deputy minister, has been chosen to lead the review with the assistance of an advisory committee.
The committee members include:

  • Doug Murphy, superintendent of insurance;
  • Ken Myers, chair of the Insurance Brokers Association of Nova Scotia;
  • William A. Adams, vice president of the Atlantic region for the Insurance Bureau of Canada;
  • John McKiggan, president of the Atlantic Provinces Trial Lawyers Association; and
  • Scott LeBlanc, risk manager for the Atlantic Canada Enterprise Holdings Inc.