IBC congratulates David Marshall on recent appointment

Looks forward to working together on affordable and sustainable auto insurance

TORONTO, Oct. 8, 2015 /CNW/ - Today, Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) welcomed the appointment of David Marshall as advisor on auto insurance and pensions to the Minister of Finance.

"On behalf of IBC and its members, I would like to extend my sincere congratulations to David Marshall," said Don Forgeron, President & CEO, IBC. "We look forward to working with him on the challenges facing Ontario's auto insurance system and how, together, we can provide Ontarians with an affordable and sustainable auto insurance product."

Marshall will bring his extensive experience as President and CEO of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) to advise the Minister of Finance on matters relating to auto insurance.

"Ontario drivers deserve affordable, high quality auto insurance that offers them choice. That's why we continue to work with the Government of Ontario to reform the auto insurance product. Today's announcement shows the government's continued commitment to consumers," added Forgeron.

About Insurance Bureau of Canada
Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) is the national industry association representing Canada's private home, auto and business insurers. Its member companies make up 90% of the property and casualty (P&C) insurance market in Canada. For more than 50 years, IBC has worked with governments across the country to help make affordable home, auto and business insurance available for all Canadians. IBC supports the vision of consumers and governments trusting, valuing and supporting the private P&C insurance industry. It champions key issues and helps educate consumers on how best to protect their homes, cars, businesses and properties.

P&C insurance touches the lives of nearly every Canadian and plays a critical role in keeping businesses safe and the Canadian economy strong. It employs more than 118,000 Canadians, pays $6.7 billion in taxes and has a total premium base of $48 billion.  

For media releases and more information, visit IBC's Media Centre at www.ibc.ca. Follow IBC on Twitter @InsuranceBureau and @IBC_Ontario or like us on Facebook. If you have a question about home, auto or business insurance, contact IBC's Consumer Information Centre at 1-844-2ask-IBC.

If you require more information, IBC spokespeople are available to discuss the details in this media release.

SOURCE Insurance Bureau of Canada

For further information: To schedule an interview, please contact: Celyeste Power, Manager, Media Relations, 416-362-2031 ext. 4312, 647-384-9872, cpower@ibc.ca

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