Did Kathleen Wynne just admit that she made a promise she knew she would never be able to keep?
The Premier of Ontario promised in 2013, when Liberals were a minority government looking for NDP support, to reduce auto insurance in the province by an average of 15% by August 2015.
It didn’t happen.
Financial Services Commission of Ontario released numbers for the fourth quarter of 2015, and they show auto insurance rates decreased by 0.15% on average.
In total, the decrease in average rates since 2013 hit 7%.
How did Wynne explain this lack of success Monday?
“We always knew it was a ‘stretch goal’” she told the pubic. “We always knew it was going to be a challenge and the good news is that insurance rates continue to go down.”
The NDP claim that the Liberals have always claimed that this goal was achievable.
Former PC leader Tim Hudak said that the term “stretch goal” is a new one to him.
Wynne still promises that she will achieve a 15% drop in your rates, just not right now.