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Does a winter tire discount get drivers to install winter tires?

December 11, 2017 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Ontario’s mandatory auto insurance discount for winter tires has not been in place long enough to figure out whether it reduces insured losses, but one safety expert compares winter tire skeptics to flat-earthers. The Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO)

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Quebec revising winter tire rules; incentive based approach suggested for elsewhere

December 1, 2017 Sidhartha Banerjee - THE CANADIAN PRESS

MONTREAL – Quebec will reportedly bring forward the mandatory date by which winter tires must be put on all vehicles in the province and also increase fines for those who don’t follow the rules. It remains the only Canadian jurisdiction

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Almost half of B.C. drivers using winter tires this year: ICBC survey

October 31, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Nearly half (48%) of polled drivers in British Columbia “plan to or already have put winter tires on their vehicle in anticipation of another heavy winter this year,” the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) reported on Monday. The survey

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New Brunswick government recommends winter tires but won’t make them mandatory

December 14, 2016 Kevin Bissett - THE CANADIAN PRESS

FREDERICTON – New Brunswick is resisting renewed calls to make snow tires mandatory, as provinces across the country take different legislative approaches to the annual slip and slide of winter driving. Green Leader David Coon says, just like seatbelts, mandatory

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Nearly seven in 10 Canadian drivers using winter tires: study

November 17, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Nearly seven in 10 Canadian drivers are adopting the use of winter tires, according to a new survey by Leger for the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada (TRAC). Outside of Quebec, where use of winter tires is the law, 68% of Canadian

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B.C. winter tire rules come into effect on Oct. 1

September 26, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

British Columbia’s Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is reminding motorists that “winter weather is just around the corner” and that the province’s winter tire rules come into effect on Oct. 1. The rules mean that drivers will be required to