End Tarion’s new home warranty monopoly NOW: Give Ontarians a choice!

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Why has Doug Ford changed his tune since he became premier? Why has he not ended Tarion's monopoly? Could it be that he is now more interested in catering to builders/developers than protecting Ontario's consumers? 

Tarion has been studied for decades - the problems are well known. Consumers and the media have reported serious problems with Tarion for decades.

Justice Cunningham, who was hired by the Ontario Government in 2015 to conduct an independent review of Tarion, ultimately concluded in 2016 that Tarion basically needs to be dismantled.  Justice Cunningham laid out a comprehensive plan forward, with 37 recommendations, including ending Tarion's monopoly: "...I am recommending the introduction of a competitive multi-provider model for warranty protection.  Introducing competition should encourage continuous improvement and innovation. This in turn can lead to better consumer outcomes such as enhancements in warranty protection beyond minimum amounts..." (Tarion Review Final Report, Dec. 16, 2016).  

In October 2019 the Auditor General of Canada issued a scathing report following a special audit of Tarion. 

Unfortunately, Minister Thompson announced in late 2019 that she is not willing to end Tarion's monopoly.  She said that this decision was based on "extensive consultations" by her ministry in 2019, but we are unaware of extensive consultations.  We have asked Minister Thompson for information about those consultations numerous times, but she has not responded.  

As the Ford government stalls, each month the Ford government is FORCING approximately 5,000 families who purchase newly built homes to also purchase a warranty from the monopoly Tarion - a mandatory warranty that many agree is little to no good. What happened to Ford's slogan "for the people"?

It's time for Ontario to catch up to other provinces like Alberta and BC and offer a CHOICE of warranty providers!

Sign this petition to ask Premier Ford to end Tarion’s monopoly and offer a number of warranty providers in Ontario -- like Justice Cunningham recommended -- and like other Canadian provinces are doing.  It's time for Ontario to catch up!