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Motorcyclists protest rising registration fees

More than 700 motorcyclists cruised slowly around Montreal Saturday afternoon to protest rising registration fees for motorcycle owners.

"I think you could probably have ten, maybe twenty bikes out in Alberta for the price of putting a plate on a bike here," said protester Philip Pelly.

The motorcycle riders began their demonstration at 11:00 a.m., and proceeded to ride leisurely along the Decarie Expressway, and Highways 13, 20 and 40.

Calling their strategy "Operation Escargot", they crawled along at 60 km per hour -- the minimum speed limit allowed on those roadways.

Eric Lessard, a spokesperson for the demonstrators, said he believes the Societe de l'assurance automobile du Quebec (SAAQ) discriminates against motorcyclists. To read the rest of the article: http://montreal.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20090411/mtl_motorcycles_090411/20090411/?hub=MontrealHome


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