The CMMG 2017 AGM is coming up shortly and all members are requested to attend and cast their vote for the open board positions or volunteer to serve on the CMMG board.
The following board positions are up for election:
The Coalition of Manitoba Motorcycle Groups is the ONLY organization that goes to the Public Utility Board hearings and fights MPI to try to get fairer motorcycle insurance rates. Show your support and help the CMMG help all Manitoba motorcycle riders. Come for supper & socialize before the meeting.
*Director 1 position is automatically filled by the departing president..
Will you be attending?
All members wishing to attend the pre-meeting dinner MUST RSVP their first and last name to email@example.com by no later than 7pm Tuesday November 7. Names are checked at the door, ensure yours is on the list or you may miss out on some great food.
Dinner will be pizza, chicken, fries, gravy and salad with coffee and pop. Dinner is $10 per member of $15 per non-member.
Only current CMMG members are allowed to vote in the CMMG AGM elections. If you have not yet renewed you can do it quickly online at http://www.cmmg.org/membership/ or in person at the AGM. The CMMG needs the support of the entire riding community, so please encourage all riders to join the CMMG and cast a vote.
Download and read both PDF’s containing CMMG lawyer Raymond Oakes cross examination of Ward Keith. It starts on page 122 (749).
THE CHAIRPERSON: Good afternoon, Mr. Oakes…?
MR. RAYMOND OAKES: Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Just before I start, I’d like to acknowledge, if I can, the graciousness of my colleague to the right, Mr. Williams, who is allowing me to not only go first this afternoon, but apparently tomorrow morning as well. It’s good to know that he’s still grounded despite his rising prominence in the highest court in the land.
THE CHAIRPERSON: Mr. Oakes, you mean Dr. Williams.
MR. RAYMOND OAKES: Yes. And Mr. Ward Keith, I also have a couple of lumps of sugar for you. I want to thank you for your direct evidence this morning. We’re very pleased to hear from someone with the dedication, professionalism and competence that you exhibit in these areas. It’s, I think, obvious to all those in the room and should be obvious to all Manitobans. So thank you for that.
In late January 2017 the CMMG received a letter from the Canadian Red Cross regarding the donation made by CMMG members in 2016 to help with the Alberta Fires in For MacMurray. Below is the letter we received. You can download a PDF of the brochure that accompanied the letter from here.
November 23, 2016
Coalition of Manitoba Motorcycle groups
A109-1345 Niakwa Road
Winnipeg, MBR2J 3T3
Subject: Alberta Fires Six Month Donor Update
Dear Friends of the Red Cross,
There are thousands of stories that have come out of the ashes of For McMurray. Everett’s is just one of them. Everett received help from the Canadian Red Cross after he returned home to find that the fire had consumed everything he held dear.
Your fundraising efforts in support of the Alberta Fires appeal ensure that the Red Cross is able to support people impacted by the worst domestic disaster in Canadian history. Your thoughtfulness ensures those affected have shelter, food, and even work-related equipment such as tools, so they can return to work once it is safe to do so.
Please find enclosed your copy of the Alberta Fires Six Donor Month Update. In it you will learn how your generosity is helping to restore hope to Everett and thousands like him who lost so much in the fire.
You will also see how your support is going to small businesses and local organizations that are so important to the health and resiliency of any community after a disaster.
I can’t thank you enough for the role you are playing in the releif and recovery operations in Alberta. As always, please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
We are inviting everyone to join the MB WRC in the “Celebrating Sadie Grimm” Motorcycle Ride and Celebration. It’s on Sunday June 11, 2017 starting at Headingley Sport Shop between 10 AM and 11 AM and ends with a celebration at the bandstand on Winnipeg Beach at 3 PM with reserved motorcycle parking on the main street, use of the bandstand and a live band provided by Town of Winnipeg Beach.
Please pre-register on www.eventbrite.ca. Its listed under “Outdoor and Travel“. Pre-registration is $20.00. Registration on event day, June 11, will be $25.00. Donations also welcome. All proceeds are going to erect a permanent structure for motorcyclists and the public in Winnipeg Beach. Work is in progress for approval of a covered picnic area and a metal motorcycle sculpture.
Rain or shine, use 4 wheels if you feel its not safe to ride. If you are unable to participate in the ride join us at 3 PM at the bandstand in Winnipeg Beach.
Who is Sadie Grimm? Sadie Grimm is the young woman who made history in 1914 by being the first woman to reach Winnipeg Beach, beating out many who tried the ride before her. Not too many roads back then and she was participating in the Antique Motorcycle Clubs Enduro ride. She got the gold! Descendants of hers are joining us in the ride and at Winnipeg Beach!
Thank you to Antique Motorcycle Club of Manitoba for kick starting the research and interest i Sadie Grimm in 2015 and to Carolyn and Paul Peters for all their research that has made this event a reality.
Thank you once again to CMMG for the great support they demonstrate for women riders and their enjoyment of the sport as well as their continued work towards a safer world for motorcyclists and reasonably priced quality insurance rates. Heads up everyone. To register or donate to the celebrating of Sadie Grimm Gold Medal Victory Ride on June 11, 2017, click here.
DATE AND TIME
Sun, June 11, 2017
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM CDT
Headingley Sport Shop
5160 Portage Avenue
CMMG lawyer Raymond Oakes recently presented at the Manitoba PUB hearings on October 19, 2016 and October 25, 2016 regarding MPI. Below are the links to download the full PDF transcripts from the PUB site. They are quite long and in dept (too long to post here) but very much worth the read.
CMMG recommends everyone give these a good read as there is some great information and it really shows just how much work Mr. Oakes is putting into the fight on CMMG’s behalf.
MR. RAYMOND OAKES: And we see in
21 those two Roman numerals, I and II, further
22 explanation of the general statement about the
23 increase driven by higher claim costs and a negative
24 financial climate. And there, Mr. Johnston, you see
25 that they're further described as:
1 "...an increase in comprehensive
2 claims forecast driven by higher
3 than expected hail claims, and
4 overall -- and higher overall
5 comprehensive severity growth in
7 Do you see that as the corp –
8 Corporation's rationale?
9 MR. LUKE JOHNSTON: I do.
10 MR. RAYMOND OAKES: And then secondly
11 the other item, the deterioration in forecasted
12 investment income. Is that correct, sir? 1
3 MR. LUKE JOHNSTON: That's correct.
14 MR. RAYMOND OAKES: So just staying
15 with that first bullet then, you'll agree with me that
16 this rationale doesn't relate to the need to extract
17 more money from motorcyclists.
18 Is that correct?
19 MR. LUKE JOHNSTON: The first bullet
20 point on comprehensive claims, motor -- motorcycles do
21 not have comprehensive coverage as part of Basic, so,
22 correct, this is unrelated to motorcycles.
23 MR. RAYMOND OAKES: And certainly the
24 motorcycles aren -- aren't out in wintertime. And
25 their experience, their losses, are mostly PIPP and
1 not physical damage.
2 Is that correct, sir?
3 MR. LUKE JOHNSTON: That's correct.
4 Injury claims are about 85 percent of their loss
MR. RAYMOND OAKES: Thank you for
25 that. If we can take a peak at CMMG Exhibit number
1 10, and last year we'd asked the Corporation to
2 compare the budgeted amounts for wildlife collision
3 initiatives with seatbelt and distracted driving
4 safety initiatives by comparing the budgeted amounts
5 for each of these road safety concerns with the
6 estimated losses.
7 The Corporation responded that that was
8 not possible at that time. The Corporation had
9 tentative plans in 2016/'17 for a costing study that
10 may be used for, or in the future for estimating the
11 losses attributed to distracted driving.
12 Where are we at with respect to being
13 able to answer that question, and the budgeted amounts
14 for those initiatives?
CMMG erroneously reported in its March 9th Minutes that “There will be a new Harley Davidson Dealership opening in Whyteridge”. This was not a matter of new business, but a rumour announced by a member, which has since been found to be unfounded and unsubstantiated. It has been removed from the website and replaced by amended minutes. CMMG apologizes to Harley Davidson Winnipeg for any embarrassment or concern that it has caused.
Due to recent Covid19 restrictions, CMMG will be cancelling its October 14th meeting. The Board of directors will still meet October 28th. If you have any concerns or issues please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that CMMG will be appearing October 19th as an official intervener at the Public Utilities Board hearing to challenge Manitoba Public Insurances Rate increases for Motorcycles. Public Hearing Commences – 9:00 A.M. – 400-330 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB. Hearings to be live streamed here. For more information and to follow the transcripts of the hearing go here.
Thanks for your continuing support of CMMG Doug Houghton, President