The provincial Liberals have tapped a former president of the Workplace Safety and Insurance board to advise it in bringing the ORPP to life.
Ontario is appointing David Marshall as an advisor on auto insurance and pensions, starting Feb. 1, 2016. As an advisor to the Minister of Finance, Marshall will provide recommendations to the government on implementing the controversial ORPP, which so many advisors have expressed concerns over. Marshall will also focus on developing ways to reduce auto insurance costs in Ontario.
Marshall will apply expertise amassed over his six years in the role of president and CEO for the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB).The expressed mandate in forming his role, according to the government, is to ensure better health outcomes, lower costs and more affordable insurance premiums.
As a former Deputy Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada and Deputy Receiver General, Marshall will bring his expertise in administering the federal government's employee pension plan, as well as his experience managing the operations and technology of the Employment Insurance Fund, to support the government's commitment to simple, reliable and cost-effective ORPP administration.
Reducing auto insurance rates and implementing the ORPP are key initiatives in the government's plan to build Ontario up. The four-part plan includes investing in people's talents and skills, making the largest investment in public infrastructure in Ontario's history, creating a dynamic, innovative environment where business thrives and building a secure retirement savings plan.