Senior resents ‘monster imposed on us’

Dear editor,

Thank you, Mary Gellatly, for your comments about ICBC.

Dear editor,

Thank you, Mary Gellatly, for your comments about ICBC.

You are, as I am, fed up with this monster that has been imposed on us.

But one word you used — privatized — I think is not quite right. Private insurance companies are those that operate privately, and

sell all kinds of insurance.

I see now that the NDP critic (unnamed in the Daily) is criticizing the proposed raises by the ICBC, and about the high salaries paid to ICBC bureaucrats.

I was not living in B.C. when ICBC came into existence. But I would wager that it was the NDP that did.

Can we not see what they are doing? Raising the rates on the mandatory part that we have to buy from them, in order to drive,

and lowering the rates on that part we can buy from “private” insurance companies.

Trying to put them out of the business of auto insurance, and we have to pay for it. Talk about control, right?

I have hated ICBC ever since we moved here. Don’t anyone tell me to move if I don’t like it here. I fought Communism in Korea, and this is a lot like it.

Folks, can we have some debate on this, please? I do not want to hear from ICBC, telling me that ICBC is the best there is when I do not have any freedom of choice.

Neil M. Deck,

Courtenay

Editor’s note: ICBC was introduced in 1973 by the NDP.