It will soon become more expensive to be a
motorist in Quebec.
The province's cash-strapped public auto insurance agency has
been given the green light to hike its rates.
This, as other provinces are trying to reduce soaring private
automobile insurance rates.
A council of experts appointed by the province supports the rate
hikes proposed earlier this year by the Societe de l'assurance
automobile du Quebec.
In their 56-page report released yesterday, the experts support
the gradual rate increases aimed at balancing the society's books by
Over the next three years, Quebecers should expect a 60 per cent
increase in the cost of a driver's licence and vehicle registration.
Fees for certain models of sport motorcycles will jump by more
than 400 per cent.