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If the B.C. government is looking for a policy issue that’s sure to be a winner with voters, it need look no further than the issue of the province’s high auto insurance rates.

Contrary to the myth promoted by public auto insurance monopolies and their supporters, B.C. drivers pay higher premiums relative to drivers in most other provinces, a fact confirmed by a new comparison of automobile insurance premiums across all 10 provinces. The average premium paid by B.C. drivers exceeded $1,100 in 2009.