ATTENTION MANITOBA MOTORCYCLISTS!

Thanks to CMMG, you have now received 2 rebates on your motorcycle premiums and a reduction of 2021-22 premium increases. This has probably saved you hundreds of dollars this year alone!

Last year, Manitoba Public Insurance(MPI) argued that Motorcycles would not be eligible for all rebates. CMMG twice challenged this rebate methodology before the Public Utilities Board (PUB) and PUB ordered that all premium rebates be available for motorcycles. As well, at last year’s 2021 rate application before PUB, CMMG’s solicitor successfully challenged MPI’s methodology that would result in a 4.7% premium increase for motorcycles. Again, PUB ruled in CMMG’s favour, removing these changes and reducing the overall increase to 1.74%. Still too much though!

CMMG has been advocating for safe and affordable motorcycling since 1993. Ongoing Covid19 restrictions have limited our normal fundraising activities. Your membership is essential in providing CMMG the means to covers its basic overhead costs and pursue its ongoing initiatives in reducing motorcycle insurance premiums and advocating for legislative reforms and expanded safety programs.

If you’ve never been a member, please consider joining. If you’re already a member or a past member, we encourage you to rejoin again for 2021. We’ve had many past successes, but the challenge is ongoing.

CMMG’s past achievements include:

  • Province-wide representation
  • Official Intervener status at Public Utilities Board Hearings on Autopac rates
  • Motorcycle Training Awareness and Safety Programs
  • Fire and Theft insurance reduced by over 80%
  • Basic rates reduced by 30%.
  • Custom license plates and plates that fit
  • Loss Transfer with Seasonally adjusted rates
  • Comprehensive coverage including new vehicle protection, rental, and loss of use coverage
  • Lower Sport Touring Rates
  • Participating member on MPI and Government safety committees
  • Input into reforms to Provincial Motorcycle Equipment Inspection Standards

CMMG Membership is $25 ($100 5yrs) for an individual and $35 ($140 5yrs) for a family member at the same address, plus $10 ($40 5yr) for any additional family members). Associate $60 (non-voting). Affiliate $35 (non-voting).

You can sign up at any CMMG event, online here, or print this form and mail it in.


Lean on Me – Mental Health Awareness Ride

September 11, 2021 @ 10:00 am 5:00 pm CDT

  • Registration Time: 10:00-11:00 am
  • Cost: $20 per hand
  • Route: Route Map provided at registration with card stops in Steinbach, Hadashville, Lac Du Bonnet, Pine Falls, and Beausejour

Details

  • Poker Run
  • Lean On Me patches available.
  • 50/50
  • Everyone Welcome – No Drama Please

In Support Of Klinic

  • Confidential, 24/7, Toll-Free
  • 1-877-435-7170
  • Manitoba Suicide Prevention & Support Line

Adventure Power Products

1-797 Quest Blvd.
Ile des Chenes, Manitoba R0A 0T1 Canada
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866.626.5155
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CMMG MEETING – CANCELLED

July 14, 2021 @ 7:00 pm 8:00 pm CST

Due to Covid19 cases in Manitoba, the Directors of the Coalition of Manitoba Motorcycle Groups (CMMG) is of the opinion that it would be prudent to cancel in-person General Meetings.  We will attempt to keep you informed of our activities via the CMMG website, cmmg.org.  As well, we will investigate the possibility of having a “Zoom” or other forms of virtual meeting.

All are welcome to our monthly general meetings, held in the basement of the Marion Hotel at 7pm.

CMMG

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Marion Hotel

393 Marion St.
Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H 0V4 Canada
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204) 233-1477
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CMMG MEETING – CANCELLED

June 9, 2021 @ 7:00 pm 8:00 pm CST

Due to Covid19 cases in Manitoba, the Directors of the Coalition of Manitoba Motorcycle Groups (CMMG) is of the opinion that it would be prudent to cancel in-person General Meetings.  We will attempt to keep you informed of our activities via the CMMG website, cmmg.org.  As well, we will investigate the possibility of having a “Zoom” or other forms of virtual meeting.

All are welcome to our monthly general meetings, held in the basement of the Marion Hotel at 7pm.

CMMG

View Organizer Website

Marion Hotel

393 Marion St.
Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H 0V4 Canada
+ Google Map
204) 233-1477
View Venue Website

CMMG MEETING – CANCELLED

May 12, 2021 @ 7:00 pm 8:00 pm CST

Due to Covid19 cases in Manitoba, the Directors of the Coalition of Manitoba Motorcycle Groups (CMMG) is of the opinion that it would be prudent to cancel in-person General Meetings.  We will attempt to keep you informed of our activities via the CMMG website, cmmg.org.  As well, we will investigate the possibility of having a “Zoom” or other forms of virtual meeting.

All are welcome to our monthly general meetings, held in the basement of the Marion Hotel at 7pm.

CMMG

View Organizer Website

Marion Hotel

393 Marion St.
Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H 0V4 Canada
+ Google Map
204) 233-1477
View Venue Website

CMMG MEETING – CANCELLED

April 14, 2021 @ 7:00 pm 8:00 pm CST

Due to Covid19 cases in Manitoba, the Directors of the Coalition of Manitoba Motorcycle Groups (CMMG) is of the opinion that it would be prudent to cancel in-person General Meetings.  We will attempt to keep you informed of our activities via the CMMG website, cmmg.org.  As well, we will investigate the possibility of having a “Zoom” or other forms of virtual meeting.

All are welcome to our monthly general meetings, held in the basement of the Marion Hotel at 7pm.

CMMG

View Organizer Website

Marion Hotel

393 Marion St.
Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H 0V4 Canada
+ Google Map
204) 233-1477
View Venue Website

CMMG MEETING – CANCELLED

March 10, 2021 @ 7:00 pm 8:00 pm CST

Due to Covid19 cases in Manitoba, the Directors of the Coalition of Manitoba Motorcycle Groups (CMMG) is of the opinion that it would be prudent to cancel in-person General Meetings.  We will attempt to keep you informed of our activities via the CMMG website, cmmg.org.  As well, we will investigate the possibility of having a “Zoom” or other forms of virtual meeting.

All are welcome to our monthly general meetings, held in the basement of the Marion Hotel at 7pm.

CMMG

View Organizer Website

Marion Hotel

393 Marion St.
Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H 0V4 Canada
+ Google Map
204) 233-1477
View Venue Website

CMMG Update

CMMG AGM
The Coalition of Manitoba Motorcycle Groups’ (CMMG’s) November 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM) was postponed until January 2021; however, due to continued Covid19 restrictions, CMMG will now hold its AGM on ZOOM, Thursday February 25.

Only members may attend the AGM. If you do not have a current 2020 or 2021 membership you may renew by going to www.cmmg.org and use the Paypal link under Membership. If you are a member and have not received your ZOOM invite, please check your junk email or advise Doug at houghtnd@mymts.net

CMMG Update

CMMG had a busy year. You can thank CMMG for motorcycle insurance premium rebates and for reducing motorcycle premium increases. CMMG appeared before the Public Utilities Board 3 times, twice advocating and getting rebates for motorcyclists and again in October, successfully challenging Manitoba Public Insurance’s (MPI’s) discriminatory rate setting methodology. PUB agreed with CMMG and instead of MPI’s proposed premium increase of 4.7% for motorcycles, the rate increase has been reduced to and overall increase of 1.74% (motorcycles 1.71%, Mopeds 2.9%). Still too much though! More to do!

Currently CMMG is collaborating with Manitoba Infrastructure regarding changes to the Motorcycle Equipment and Inspection Regulations.

CMMG needs your ongoing financial support through membership in order to continue with our advocacy efforts on behalf of Manitoba Motorcyclists.

Doug Houghton, President CMMG


2020 AGM Cancellation

Due to Dovid19 restrictions CMMG will not be able to hold its 2020 Annual General Meeting, the election of officers, and will postpone the meeting until January 2021.  If current restrictions do not change the CMMG Board will investigate the possibility of holding a virtual meeting that provides voting for all our members.

Section 9.6 of our constitution provides:
Where due to unforeseen circumstances, the Annual General Meeting cannot be held prior to the year-end in which the current officers/directors hold office, the current officers/directors shall remain in office until the Annual General Meeting, which shall be held as soon as possible in the new year.  Newly elected officers/directors shall take office at the adjournment of said Annual General Meeting.

Public Utilities Board

In the meantime, we are awaiting a decision from the Public Utilities Board regarding our challenge to MPI’s proposed 2021-22 motorcycle premiums. The hearing began October 19th and just this past Thursday, our solicitor Charlotte Meek presented her closing arguments to the Board.


Drivers should be revved for possible insurance-rate cut

By: Carol Sanders | Winnipeg Free Press | Full Article

Another concern of the consumers association is that lowest risk-Manitoba drivers and vehicle owners appear to be paying substantially more in premiums than is justified by the risk they bring to the system, Williams said. So, too, is the Coalition of Manitoba Motorcycle Groups, representing the only drivers facing a rate increase in the application. It has intervener status at the PUB hearing.

“Car owners and motorcycle owners transfer ownership to other people with better driving records to avoid high rates,” motorcycle coalition president Doug Houghton said in an interview.

The MPI general rate application would jack up motorcycle insurance rates by 4.7 per cent while lowering private passenger rates by 9.4 per cent. Motorcycle rates were bumped up by 5.1 per cent just last year, said Houghton. He’s been riding for more than 50 years, and notes safety training and awareness have made it safer than ever.

“Why is it that, in spite of motorcycles declining accident frequency, motorcycle premiums are increasing again at a much greater rate than automobiles?” he said.

The above content is part of an article posted in the Winnipeg Free Press on 10/19/2020 regarding MPI rates in which Doug Houston spoke on behalf of the CMMG and Manitoba motorcyclists as a whole. Only his message is shown, the full article can be read via the Winnipeg Free Press here.


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