September 11, 2003 - Oshawa, Ontario
Following a public consultation process, Freedom Party of Ontario is today releasing its plan to repair Ontario auto insurance. Entitled "The Right Direction for Auto Insurance", the plan is founded on the findings of studies that compare US no-fault and non-no-fault states. It notes that no US state adopted no-fault after 1976, that no-fault has been repealed in all but 12 US states (most recently, in July 2003, Colorado), and that Saskatchewan recently allowed drivers to opt-out of no-fault.
"Ernie Eves says he won't be coming up with a solution to the auto insurance crisis until January of 2004", says Freedom Party of Ontario leader, Paul McKeever. "Well, the election is on now, and the next one is four or five years away: the voter needs to know now, not after the election, how the government-to-be will solve the auto insurance mess. Having released our draft plan to the public for comment almost a month ago, Freedom Party is today releasing its plan for all Ontario to see. Unlike the proposals being made by Mr. McGuinty and Mr. Eves, Freedom Party's plan is a cure, not merely a treatment."
McKeever sums up the Freedom Party plan this way: "From each according to his risk, to each according to his policy".
Pursuant to the plan, a Freedom Party government will:
The Right Direction for Auto Insurance is available online in Adobe .pdf format by clicking here.
The Freedom Party of Ontario's election platform, The Right Direction, can be found at:
https://freedomparty.on.ca/platform.pdf (Adobe .pdf format)
https://freedomparty.on.ca/platform/html/cover.htm (HTML format)
Paul McKeever (who will be running in the riding of Oshawa, against Sid Ryan and Jerry Ouellette) is available to discuss this matter. You can contact him directly at:
Freedom Party is expected to run candidates in approximately half of Ontario's ridings in the coming election.
further information: Paul McKeever, Leader, Freedom Party of Ontario.