Conseil d'experts sur les contributions d'assurance automobile

Public consultation

Legislative Context

The Act respecting the Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec provides that, as part of its mandate, the Panel of Experts on Automobile Insurance Contributions must hold a public consultation by publishing a notice to that effect in the Gazette officielle du Québec and in at least one French-language and one English-language daily newspaper of its choice. The notice must indicate:

  • the nature of the regulatory amendments to automobile insurance contributions proposed by the Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec (SAAQ);
  • the holding of a public consultation to examine the regulatory amendments;
  • the possibility for interested parties to submit their observations, in particular on the Panel of Experts website;
  • the place, date and time of the public consultation.

Such a consultation must not be held before the expiry of 30 days after the date of the last publication.

Notice Announcing the Public Consultation

In accordance with the Act, the Panel of Experts published a press release, along with a notice in the Gazette officielle du Québec and in a number of daily newspapers, inviting interested individuals and groups to file a brief or submit their comments regarding the SAAQ’s proposed insurance contributions for 2019 through 2021.

The press release and the notice in the Gazette officielle du Québec were published on December 13, 2017. The notice that appeared in five daily newspapers—including one English-language newspaper—was first published on December 16, 2017 and then published again in the form of a reminder on January 20, 2018.

In order to be taken into account in the Panel of Experts final report, briefs were required to be filed by March 1, 2018, and comments were required to be submitted by March 30, 2018.

Briefs and Comments Received

The Panel of Experts received three briefs concerning the insurance contributions proposed by the SAAQ for 2019 through 2021, and six individuals or groups submitted comments on a variety of subjects related to either the insurance contributions proposed by the SAAQ, or Québec’s public automobile insurance plan in general.

Public Hearings

The Panel of Experts also held two days of public hearings at which presentations were made by the three groups that had filed a brief. Individuals and groups wishing to take part in the public hearings were required to have submitted a brief. The public hearings were held in Montréal on March 20, 2018, and in Québec on March 22, 2018.

The schedule for the two days of public hearings, as well as information on the groups that spoke at the hearings, can be found in the “Calendar of Events” section of this website.

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