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Mike Alwyn named Senior Vice President of Specialty Services for Vericlaim Canada

May 26, 2017 by Sedgwick

Mike Alwyn named Senior Vice President of Specialty Services for Vericlaim Canada Alwyn joins an expert team advancing strategic growth in the Canadian market Toronto, May 26, 2017 – Sedgwick and its subsidiary Vericlaim, a global provider of loss adjusting and

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Government of Canada to develop a national Zero-Emissions Vehicle Strategy by 2018

May 26, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Government of Canada announced on Friday that it will develop a national Zero-Emissions Vehicle Strategy by 2018. Marc Garneau, the Minister of Transport, and Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, said in a statement from Transport

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Senate bill proposes to allow limited promotion of vaping as ‘tobacco cessation method’

May 26, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

A bill currently before the Senate will, if passed into law, restrict the promotion of electronic cigarettes. Bill S-5 was the subject of hearings last month before the hearings before Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology. The

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Amendment to Ontario’s Forest Fires Prevention Act takes aim at railway liability

May 26, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

A recent amendment to Ontario’s Forest Fires Prevention Act now stipulates that railway corporations are liable for damages related to fires originating within 15 metres of the centre line of their tracks, while members of the Ontario Securities Commission are

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Need for more collaboration between municipalities one lesson learned from Fort McMurray wildfire, CIFF conference hears

May 26, 2017 Jason Contant, Online Editor

The need for more collaboration between various municipalities and the consequences of poor land use policies were just two lessons learned from the Fort McMurray wildfire, a speaker said on Wednesday at the Canadian Insurance Financial Forum (CIFF). Michael Brisebois,

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Cyber insurance policies expected to become more similar in next few years: CIFF speaker

May 26, 2017 by Angela Stelmakowich

A lot more convergence in cyber insurance policies is expected within the next few years as policies, exclusions and wording get tested and case law develops, John Elb suggested Wednesday during a panel discussion at MSA Research Inc.’s Canadian Insurance

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Insurance and reinsurance industries should pay more attention to “black swan” events: CIFF speaker

May 25, 2017 Jason Contant, Online Editor

The insurance and reinsurance industry would benefit from paying more attention to “black swan” events, those which are “not anticipated and probably not modelled,” a speaker suggested on Wednesday at the Canadian Insurance Financial Forum (CIFF). “When you look back

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Save the date! Thursday June 1 — The ARC Group Canada presents: 2017 Annual Seminar & Cocktail Event

May 25, 2017 by The ARC Group Canada | Le Groupe ARC Canada
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Lack of standard air traffic control phraseology leads to runway incursion risk: TSB

May 25, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

A misinterpretation of an instruction from a ground controller, on the part of air crew on an Embraer 190, was one cause of a runway incursion in Toronto that forced an approaching Airbus 320 to pull up and go around,

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SGI releases results of traffic safety focus on pedestrians, cyclists and motorists

May 25, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Although Saskatchewan Government Insurance’s (SGI) traffic safety focus for April was on pedestrians, cyclists and motorists, the majority of offences were for speeding or aggressive driving, SGI reported earlier this week. Police in the province issued 12 tickets during the

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Canadians want more regulatory review of emerging technologies: Accenture

May 25, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Canadians prioritize regulatory reviews of drones, autonomous vehicles and online user agreements above those of other emerging technologies, according to new research from global professional services company Accenture. For the research, an Ipsos I-Say panel interviewed a sample of 1,003

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ORIGIN AND CAUSE: MARINE FIRE – FREE WEBINAR

May 25, 2017 by George Costandi

Marine losses are entirely different than structural fires, and require a completely different set of skills, and experience, to investigate. But like structural fires, the physical evidence tells a story, you just need someone who knows how to read it.