Letters to The Province: ICBC's no-fault insurance has unfair consequences

Opinion: Letters to The Province.

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Recently I was hit from behind while driving home from work in my car. Everyone agreed, including ICBC, that the accident was caused by the car that hit me.

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The ensuing whiplash and concussion, confirmed by my family doctor, have forced me to take days off work. ICBC has told me that due to no fault insurance, my own sick days have to cover those absences. ICBC will not return or reimburse those sick days to my employer. Those sick days are gone to me forever because someone else was careless in their vehicle.

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If I need those sick days for any other future illness or injury I will never be able to use them at a future date when they’re needed. How is that fair to B.C. citizens who have zero responsibility for these types of accidents all over the province every day?

Onkar Bahia, Delta

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Interest rates are high because the Bank of Canada has decided to make them so, resulting in a slowing Canadian economy and higher unemployment.

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In contrast, interest rates in Japan are low because their central bank has decided to keep them so, recognizing that the main drivers of inflation — COVID-19 supply disruptions, war in Ukraine, climate change and corporate price gouging — aren’t particularly sensitive to changes in interest rates.

If huge infrastructure investments are needed to increase productivity, then keep government bond rates low, make fewer payments to affluent bondholders and alternatively use those public funds to invest in a full employment economy that targets a Green New Deal.

Larry Kazdan, Vancouver

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