Category Archives: Automobile

Ontario’s car pool embargo

(November 22, 2008) With governmental blessings, you can car pool from home to work, but only under certain conditions. Continue reading

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Revolution on the road

(October 14, 2006) Governments in Canada and the United States sympathize with the plight of reckless automobile drivers: To save them from the exorbitant automobile insurance rates needed to provide them and other risky drivers with coverage, our government regulators order insurance companies to artificially lower the premiums that they and otherwise risky drivers, such as teens and the very old, would otherwise face. Continue reading

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Insurance for dummies

(May 14, 2004) Lowering auto insurance rates doesn’t involve “rocket science,” Alberta Premier Ralph Klein scoffed last week. To prove his point, he vowed to sit his MLAs down together in the same room one day soon to lower rates for 80% of Alberta drivers. Continue reading

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Using programs of care to achieve better health outcomes

(March 12, 2004) Mandating the use of evidence-based Programs of Care will mean that insurers, health providers, claimants and the court system will have similar expectations for the type and cost of reasonable and necessary treatment for common accident-related injuries. Continue reading

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London’s green streets

(February 19, 2004) One year ago this week, London began to charge private automobiles and commercial vehicles £5 ($12.50) a day if they either entered or left its downtown core between 7 a.m. and 6:30 pm. The reviews of this unprecedented experiment – designed to reduce traffic jams in one of the most heavily congested cities in the world – are now in, and they’re rave. Continue reading

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