May 17th, 2018

Wynne voted against ending neighbourhood discrimination for auto insurance rates

Wynne also claimed she’d lower rates, before walking back that election promise as a ‘stretch goal’

The Kathleen Wynne Liberals could have ended the practice of neighbourhood discrimination in 2012 by passing anNDP MPP’s private member’s bill. But they voted against it.

What makes Ontarians feel cynical about politics? Today, Wynne is promising to do the exact thing she voted down and blocked not long ago. Meanwhile, drivers still remember her last election promise on auto insurance rates. Before the last election, she promised a 15 per cent discount on auto insurance rates. After the election, she dismissed that as a ‘stretch goal.’

Under Wynne, families are still paying the price – Ontario has the highest auto insurance premiums in the country, costing Ontarians $4 billion more, each and every year. The Wynne Liberals had 15 years to fix auto insurance rates – if they really wanted to bring rates down, it would already be done.

For Andrea Horwath and the NDP, affordable auto insurance isn’t a ‘stretch goal,’ it’s a plan.