The Alberta Legislature returned last week to pass new legislation and allow the governing UCP and opposition NDP to spar over the myriad of political issues affecting Albertans.
Late this summer and into the fall, Alberta saw a disastrous fourth wave of COVID-19 hit the healthcare system hard, and just last month Albertans elected hundreds of new mayors and local officials. Simply put, there is a lot for our provincial politicians to talk about.
So far, this legislative session looks to be a continuation of the UCP government’s agenda to move passed COVID-19 and focus on economic recovery.
At FAIR Alberta, we’ll be watching the Legislature over the fall to monitor auto insurance issues. Even though insurance companies made close to a billion dollars in profit last year of Albertans, they still refuse to freeze premiums for consumers.
Worse yet, the idea of no-fault insurance in Alberta is still a threat. No-fault means no accountability for bad drivers or insurance companies. No-fault means no savings on premiums. And no-fault means no fairness for working Albertans.
No-fault is the type of high-premium, low-coverage auto insurance system that exists in Ontario. It’s a mess. And BC changed their system to no-fault last year. It’s also a mess. No-fault only serves the insurance companies’ bottom line. FAIR Alberta will be watching the halls of power closely this fall and keeping our supporters updated with any new information on the fight for a fair automobile insurance system in Alberta.