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 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.


Wellwise grand Opening

Congratulations Carrie and team on the Grand Opening of Wellwise by Shoppers Drug Mart on Bell Boulevard, Belleville.

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Meeting with Craft Brewers

This afternoon, I met with #OCB and craft brewers from Prince Edward County and around the province. We want to hear from consumers and businesses on how the Province can best modernize alcohol sales in Ontario. Complete our survey here:

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Open House and Gratitude Gathering

Very happy to attend the Open House and Gratitude Gathering for the Sexual Assault Centre now located at 250 Sidney St. in Belleville!

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High School Visit

"Great to speak to the grade 10 Civics and Careers class at Quinte Christian High School in Belleville this morning! Lots of great questions from this class," said Todd Smith, MPP, Bay of Quinte. 

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