Sponsors: City of Quesnel
Endorsed by the NCLGA and UBCM Memberships
WHEREAS many resource-based, rural and remote British Columbian drivers must rely on large vehicles for business, work and basic winter transportation;
AND WHEREAS drivers cannot afford the double insurance charged by the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) for a second fuel-efficient vehicle that could be used when the larger vehicle is not needed;
AND WHEREAS the double insurance nullifies any cost savings in fuel efficiency of a second fuel-efficient vehicle:
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the NCLGA encourages the Provincial Government, as part of its Climate Action Plan, and to stimulate the economy, to direct ICBC to allow drivers, who can drive only one vehicle at a time, to purchase a single license plate that could be transferred between fuel-inefficient and fuel-efficient vehicles, as needed.
A similar resolution, B108, was submitted to the UBCM in 2009, but due to time constraints was not considered at Convention and was referred automatically to the UBCM Executive. Upon consideration, the Executive did not endorse the resolution.