Posted on Apr 26, 2017
OAITH supports the new Private Members Bill to amend Ontario's Insurance Act, to ensure that innocent victims or co-insureds receive full coverage from their insurance policy should their spouse, partner or family member carry out an intentional or criminal act that leads to the loss or damage of jointly-owned property.
OAITH's quote regarding the Private Member's Bill is the following:
"Ontario Association of Interval & Transition Houses welcomes the Private Members Bill, tabled by MPP Mike Colle. Loss and destruction of property are true indicators of escalating violence that so many women and their children experience on a daily basis in Ontario. Given that women most often experience violence and abuse from those closest to them, removing unnecessary exclusion clauses in insurance policies is an important step forward."
-Marlene Ham, Provincial Coordinator, Ontario Association of Interval & Transition Houses (OAITH).
For more information about the Bill, view the attached backgrounder at the top of this post.