“An NDP government will deliver the 15 per cent savings the Liberals refused to deliver.”
A News Release from the Office of Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath
Posted March 23rd, 2018 on Niagara At Large
North York, Ontario – At a town hall on auto insurance this past Thursday, March 22nd, Ontario NDP leader Andrea Horwath announced that an NDP government will lower auto insurance rates by at least 15 per cent and ban the practice of neighborhood discrimination in the setting of auto insurance premiums.
“An NDP government will deliver the 15 per cent savings the Liberals refused to deliver,” said Horwath, referring to a promise Kathleen Wynne broke right after the election. “And we won’t allow your postal code to determine how much you pay.
“Families are feeling the squeeze in Ontario. Costs are going up, and paycheques aren’t. Making life more affordable is critical in making sure everyone can build their best life, right here in Ontario.”
NDP candidate for the riding of Humber River – Black Creek Tom Rakocevic said that his neighborhood and others across Ontario have been unfairly targeted by discriminatory practices in the insurance system.
“Folks here in Humber River – Black Creek and nearby communities like Brampton are paying higher auto insurance rates than other Ontario communities for no good reason,” Rakocevic said.
“It hurts people — but it doesn’t have to be this way. I’m so inspired by Andrea’s commitment to make sure people don’t have to settle for high prices. She’s such a contrast to the discrimination and broken Liberal promises Kathleen Wynne delivered on auto insurance rates.”
New Democrats have been fighting to bring down auto insurance bills for over five years. But during Wynne’s time in office, auto insurance bills climbed higher and higher.
“As premier, I will stand up to the insurance companies,” said Horwath. “We will curb insurance company profit and improve government oversight of the auto insurance industry. And when I say I will lower rates by at least 15 per cent, I mean it.
“People know where I stand, before and after an election. Not with insurance companies — with everyday families that have car insurance payments, hydro bills and prescription costs piling up. They need relief, and I’m going to make sure they get it.”
Horwath and the NDP have a plan to lower hydro bills by 30 per cent, and keep them down by returning Hydro One to public hands.
She has also promised drug and dental coverage for all Ontarians through her plans Pharmacare for Everyone and Dental Care for Everyone.
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