A survey could help the province modernize and reduce insurance policies across rural Ontario.

The Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock MPP Laurie Scott says the province is looking at ways to reduce the cost of car insurance in Ontario. According to Scott, Ontario has the highest car insurance rates of all of Canada and she’s hopeful that a survey open to the public will help the government lower costs for all drivers.

Scott tells My Haliburton Now.com the survey is part of the province’s commitment to making Ontario more affordable. “we wanted to hear directly from drivers, consumers and businesses on how to improve Ontario’s auto insurance systems,” says Scott, who goes on to say “this is a consultation.” Scott explains the survey can be found on her Facebook page, or by clicking here.

According to Scott, the provincial government is looking at ways to modernize systems and this survey is designed to help them learn how the ratepayers would like that to be done. Scott says “we need to create a framework to make our system more affordable yet effective.”

Scott says they could look into getting insurance policies accessible on smartphones to make it easier for drivers to provide insurance if pulled over by the police.

The survey closes February 15th, but Scott says people should fill it out ASAP.