MAIN HEADING: Ontario Auto Insurance Anti-Fraud Task Force - Interim Report - Letter of Transmittal

November 21, 2011

Mr. Peter Wallace
Deputy Minister
Ministry of Finance
Office of the Deputy Minister
Frost Building South
7 Queen’s Park Crescent
Toronto, ON   M7A 1Y7

Dear Deputy Minister:

Please find attached the interim report of the Automobile Insurance Anti-Fraud Task Force, in accordance with our terms of reference.

We are pleased to transmit this report to you, for distribution to the Minister of Finance. The report describes what we have learned in the four months since we were appointed and actions now underway, makes some recommendations for further action we believe can be implemented in the short-term with beneficial results, and sets out our agenda for further work through the balance of our mandate.

We wish to acknowledge the excellent support we have received from your officials in the Ministry of Finance. They have supported the work of the Task Force with the professionalism, dedication and competence that reflect all the very best that one should expect of public service, and our report has been substantially enhanced by their contribution. We have also received solid support, and excellent advice, from officials in the Ministry of the Attorney General, the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, and the Financial Services Commission of Ontario.  

While we appreciate and are grateful for the input of officials, we stress that this report reflects our own conclusions on the issues you have charged us to consider.

Respectfully submitted,


Frederick W. Gorbet
Chair, Steering Committee

Margaret Beare
James Daw
George Cooke
Bob Percy