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Court actions against SAAQ in Quebec

A group of concerned motorcyclists have published a website to raise awareness of an upcoming bill and the rights it gives the SAAQ in Quebec and rates that motorcyclists will pay for insurance coverage.


The bill reportedly gives the SAAQ the ability to raise rates with no limit on how high they can go. Motorcyclists are paying significant fees already to insure their motorcycles through SAAQ so this is obviously of great concern to motorcyclists in that province as they have no choice but to insure their motorcycles through the public insurance system.

According to the folk at MotovsSAAQ.com an upcoming price hike will not only affect motorcyclists but automobile drivers as well. If you are so inclined there's an option to show your support by joining them. A blurb on their website states:

Hello everyone,

It is the time for all Quebecers to fight back. The Provincial Government has given permission to the ‘Soci?t? d’assurance automobile du Qu?bec’ (SAAQ) to introduce Bill 55 which allows the SAAQ to raise registration fees to no limit. This does not only concern motorcycles, which are seasonal; there will be an upcoming price hike on regular vehicles as well.

 I have taken the SAAQ to small claims court where the judge recommended me to go to a higher court (see attached court documents). I have brought the case to Julius Grey, one of our leading Canadian lawyers and he has accepted to represent the case. Now we need to stand together: please register on-line (there is no fee) and write your comments. We will be presenting them to Superior Court.

 Mr. Grey will seek to turn this case into a class action suit at which time the Province of Quebec will assume all legal costs. More information will be available as the situation evolves.

 Thank you for your support.

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