Last week on behalf of Brampton residents team HOWA (Home Owners Welfare Association) sent a letter to MPPs Prabmeet Singh Sarkaria (Brampton South) and Amarjot Sandhu (Brampton West) urging them to do something about the extremely high rates for auto insurance premium in Brampton. Most of all they are pushing for an end the postal code discrimination that ensures Brampton residents pay a higher insurance rate despite having clean driving records.
In the past several years, team HOWA raised the higher auto insurance concerns with the Provincial Liberal MPP’s asking them to treat Brampton equally. Jotvinder Sodhi who has spearheaded HOWA raised the issue with former Premier Kathleen Wynne to no avail. Interestingly, former Premier admitted the higher auto insurance in Brampton at town hall, but unfortunately nothing was done to provide relief to Brampton residents.
Brampton residents are paying way above the province average. In Mississauga a driver pays an average of $1,788 compared to a resident in Brampton who pays $2,268.
There is no doubt that the high rate of auto insurance takes a good bite out of the budget of residents in Brampton. The issue is complex and is based on the frequency of claim payouts. Bringing relief to Brampton would mean changing a system that is in place for the province which is no easy task. -CINEWS