Victoria: Andrew Weaver, leader of the B.C. Green Party, issued the following statement in response to the government’s changes to ICBC.
“I am encouraged that the government is putting British Columbians’ health outcomes at the centre of these policy changes,” said Weaver.
“These changes mean that a larger share of our public insurance funds will go directly towards helping British Columbians who suffer accidents recover from their injuries.
“A successful, affordable public insurance system requires government to act in the best interests of the people who participate in it. The B.C. Liberals betrayed the trust of British Columbians when they pillaged ICBC’s capital reserves and ignored and concealed the evidence-based recommendations put forth by their own consultants. The mess left behind by the Liberals’ reckless fiscal mismanagement necessitates major changes, and I’m glad that the current government is taking this seriously.
“I look forward to seeing the proposed changes to the rate structures but am encouraged that the Attorney General has signaled a move towards a fairer model that rewards good drivers while ensuring bad drivers pay their fair share based on risk.”