Past President DSBC 2004 -2018
From BCORMAs Facebook Page December 8 2014
Hi everyone, was going to have an update today re road-crossing insurance, however today's JAG conference call was cancelled due to the Ministry person being ill.
Not much new to report this week, other than, as many of you know, Peter Sprague, BCORMA's ED was removed from JAG this past week due to a deemed breach (open to interpretation imho) of the JAG CA. We strongly objected to his removal, and appealed for him to remain, however the decision to remove stood, and we need to move on. I'm still there, and will be selecting a 2nd JAG rep soon. Very little, if anything of consequence will happen until after Christmas.
We're still fighting the good fight on plates and decals. Travis Schultz at Schultz Motorsports in Kamloops tells me that Yamaha's factory warranty on sleds is null and void if the tunnel is drilled to mount a plate. This is yet another valid argument against plates. There are also issues with mounting on S X S's and a variety of other units, so it is not just a bike issue. We are getting some traction as well with insurance brokers on the issue of plates, and of course they are a direct line to ICBC. I spoke with a senior broker here in Kamloops this past week, former ICBC employee that totally gets where we're coming from on the issue, so we'll see how that plays out.
Please see Peter's info below on having a constructive and respectful meeting with your MLA, should you choose to have one. Please try to avoid calls/letters with a demanding or angry tone, much more will be achieved with a reasoned approach. That's about it for now, Best, Ken