Operation Rednose

Always a pleasure to thank and congratulate the Operation Rednose Quinte volunteers at their annual banquet at The Banquet Centre in Belleville.

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Belleville Cemetery Board Meeting

Pleased to attend the Belleville Cemetery Board Meeting this morning. Thanks for all your hard work at this beautiful piece of Belleville’s history!

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Investiture Ceremony

Thanks to David for attending the RCAF Museum in Quinte West for the Investiture Ceremony of Honorary Colonel John Cairns for 2 Air Movements Squadron. Congratulations and all the best! Also, wishing Honorary Colonel William Mills the best in his future endeavors as he moves on from this role.


Unveiling of Students’ Art Work

Pleased to have my representative, David Joyce, participate in the unveiling of students’ art work at Queen Elizabeth Public School after a 3 week arts program led by artist Emeber Belete. 

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Mental Health and Addictions Meeting

Thank you to this incredible group of people for attending a round table on Mental Health. Yesterday Minister of Health Christine Elliott and the Parliamentary Assistant to health, Robin Martin joined me in Belleville to meet with over 18 agencies who provide services to people struggling with Mental Health and Addictions.

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Consultation open to auto insurance reform

The Ontario government’s consultation into auto insurance reform is now open for input from the province’s drivers.

You can have your say by visiting bit.ly/2QCrRot and sharing your input no later than February 15, 2019.

This consultation will take place alongside a review of Ontario’s auto insurance rate regulation system. The review will examine practices in other jurisdictions and identify opportunities to achieve greater efficiencies and introduce more competition into the system.

In addition to listening to input on how we can modernize the system by cutting red tape, Ontario is:

  • Working with MPP Gill on his proposed legislation that, if passed, would eliminate the unfair practice of discriminating against drivers simply based on where they live.
  • Creating a regulatory framework that allows for a more modern auto insurance sector, including electronic communications, and electronic proof of auto insurance.
  • Moving toward full electronic commerce, similar to what is already provided by other financial institutions today, including banks and credit unions.

“This is a step toward lowering insurance rates for Ontario drivers and I encourage residents to fill in the survey,” said Toby Barrett, Haldimand-Norfolk MPP.

"Lower auto insurance rates mean we can put more money back into the pockets of taxpayers,” said Finance Minister Vic Fedeli.