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Almost 6,000 Brampton residents have signed petition to lower auto insurance rates

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Almost 6,000 Brampton residents have signed petition to lower auto insurance rates

Since launching its #FairDealForBrampton petition earlier this week, the City of Brampton has collected 5,700 signatures in four days. PEXELS PHOTO

Brampton residents aren’t happy about their auto insurance rates and a petition shows exactly that.

Since launching its #FairDealForBrampton petition earlier this week, the City of Brampton has collected 5,700 signatures in four days.

Home to more than 700,000 people, Brampton’s car insurance rates are approximately 123 per cent higher than Ontario’s average. While rates very across postal codes, some reach as high as $3,301 a year.

Plus, it’s expected rates will rise this year.

The City is calling on the province to stop using postal codes to determine the auto insurance rates.

“Brampton drivers have been paying higher automobile insurance rates than the rest of the province just because of postal codes for far too long,” said Gurpreet Dhillon, Regional Councillor for Wards 9 and 10. “It’s time the Provincial Government followed up on its promise to review and reform automobile insurance rates.

“It’s time we got a #FairDealForBrampton.”

Residents are asked to sign the online petition, addressed to their local Member of Parliament, on the City of Brampton’s website at brampton.ca/EN/City-Hall/Fair-Deal/Pages/Take-a-Stand.aspx.

The City will collect all the petitions received and submit them to the relevant MPPs.

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