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

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

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Canadians for Properly Built Homes started this petition to NDP Leader Andrea Horwath and

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. 

Despite the ON PCs committing to end the monopoly before the June 2018 election, unfortunately, then-Minister Thompson announced in 2019 that they were not willing to end Tarion's monopoly after all.  She said that this decision was based on "extensive consultations" by her ministry in 2019.  We asked Minister Thompson for information about those consultations numerous times, but she did not respond.  So, CPBH processed Freedom of Information (FOI) requests, and learned that there were no "extensive" consultations - but the Ford Government did allow some people to provide input.  Indeed, we learned via FOI that the vast majority of those who did provide input said to end the monopoly.  But the Ford Government covered that up and dug in their heels - continuing with the monopoly.  

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 approved warranty providers!  There is no perfect system, but it remains clear that the multi-warranty provider warranty option is the best model. 

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!

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