We can fix ICBC by scrap­ping ICBC

Penticton Herald - - OPINION -

Dear Editor: ICBC, an­other ig­no­min­ious fail­ure in­jected on the cit­i­zenry of Bri­tish Columbia way back in the 1970s, by the so­cial en­gi­neers of the NDP. Why is it only in B.C. must we have a gov­ern­ment mo­nop­oly di­rect­ing who we should in­sure with and con­se­quently driv­ing rates up to the high­est in Canada?

B.C. pol­i­tics has al­ways for some rea­son left me and oth­ers I’m sure, non-plussed, with un­bri­dled loathing. Now rates are pre­dicted to go even higher. A pun­ish­ing il­lus­tra­tion of why gov­ern­ment just does not be­long in busi­ness.

The only sure way of fixing ICBC is to scrap it en­tirely and let the strengths of cap­i­tal­ism play out. Paul Cross­ley


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