Ford government must follow through with Tarion overhaul

Green Party of Ontario leader Mike Schreiner released the following statement after the release of the Auditor General report on Tarion Warranty Corporation:

“The Auditor General’s report makes clear that Tarion has failed to adequately protect homebuyers, putting the interests of developers ahead of the public.

Their practices have failed to fulfill their mandate to hold builders accountable to provincial legislation.

Their incentive structure has rewarded senior executives for denying claims and maximizing profits, not protecting the public.

We must fix this imbalance.

The government must follow through with the Auditor General’s recommendations by increasing the oversight of Tarion, imposing tougher penalties on builders that transgress, and fixing the perverse incentive structure that currently puts builders above homeowners.”