Ralph Klein has gone and it is time to retire Ralph's World. Thanks to all of you who have supported this venture by contributing material and through your comments. It has been fun.

Should we get another blog underway? Let me know your thoughts by e-mailing me at johnnyslow@gmail.com.

John Slow
January 1, 2007

Friday, July 30, 2004

Klein allows Insurance to gouge at will!! 

Honorable Ralph Klein, October 9, 2003
Room 307
Legislative Building,
Edmonton, AB T4K 2C6
Re:- Your partnership with oppressive insurance tactics. Obsene!

Dear Premier:

The oppressive, despot actions of the insurance companies allowed and supported by yourself and your party are unforgivable!

Situation: Three girls attending U of C. One bought a car and tried to insure.
She was insured under her parents policy for 3 years then, bussed and cab between work and U of C. for the past 3 years.

Her car purchase value was 600.00 and, a very respectable and safe vehicle.

Insurance companies are demanding:
250.00 per month premium for PL and PD.
Names and driver license for the two girls sharing the residence with her although they are no relation and will not be driver her vehicle. This exploitation is taking the insurance companies into areas that are none of their business, demanding information the person who is trying to get the insurance has no right to give!

Male in 40s, clean driving record.

This man asked to get his daughter covered under his policy. The insurance said okay; now, tell us about your wife.

He told them his wife would not be driving and has never driven their vehicle. The insurance people told him she would have to surrender her driver’s license back to the Government otherwise they were going to cancel his insurance! After two days of haggling the insurance company acknowledged his wife has never had a drivers license and allowed the daughters coverage.

Examples of overly abusive, totally aggressive and entirely despotic actions by this industry which you absolutely refuse to control to protect the citizens of this province.

All I have seen is closed door meetings where your Government and the Insurance companies sit down to get their stories straight and carefully manufactured arguments released to the press to give the false appearance that there will be some relief.

What are the chances of legislation with will limit the enquires that can be made by insurance companies?

John Clark

The Premier's office replied "Insurance companies have the right to ask what
ever questions they want to satisfy their questions as to who is driving
the vehicle. (implied ask anything about anything they are going to insure)

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