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Autonomous Vehicles: Will they arrive by 2020?
by Andrew Lo

I just got back from CES 2017 and everyone was talking about autonomous vehicles. Regardless of whether you were a traditional technology maker or automaker, if you attended CES, you had autonomous vehicle tech to announce. Twelve months ago at CES 201

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Fort McMurray and the protection gap
by Glenn McGillivray

A preliminary study by an economist at Edmonton’s MacEwan University reports that the direct and indirect economic costs from the Fort McMurray wildfire currently sit at about $9.5 billion, and that the estimate will likely go higher as new data beco

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Siri, What Are the Top 5 Insurance Implications of Voice Recognition?
by Catherine Smola

Voice recognition technology was the star at this year’s International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) – not as a standalone product, but as a high-tech feature in dozens of other gadgets. Integrations with Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa and Goog

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How to Possess a Great Dane
by Daniel Strigberger

Can the definition of “owner” under the Dog Owners’ Liability Act include someone who does not have dominion and control over the dog? The Court of Appeal for Ontario says “yes”. Take a Bite of the Dog Owners’ Liability Act By way of

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Future looks bright for career in p&c industry
by Peter Hohman

New Year always gives me a feeling of good cheer and optimism. As president and CEO of the Institute, good cheer comes from celebrating the effort of thousands of insurance professionals across Canada who pursued an insurance education in 2016. Y

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Top Five Consumer InsurTech Predictions for 2017
by Andrew Lo

It’s that time of year again when we start getting tactical about 2017. Business strategies have been formulated and approved, and now it’s time to focus on execution. As usual, the new year starts with the world’s largest technology conference,

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Blockchain. The next big thing?
by Peter Morris

Without a crystal ball it’s hard to know whether any technological innovation will live up to the early hype. Such is the case with blockchain technology. While some insurance industry analysts see great promise in this emerging technology, others ha

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ICLR lays out the next five years of hazard research
by Glenn McGillivray

ICLR has just released its latest five-year plan, which sets out the Institute’s research and engagement strategy for the period 2017 through 2021. Over the plan period, ICLR will continue to focus on providing research that supports action by publi

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It’s Time For The Insurance Industry To Be Serious About Optional SABS
by Willie Handler

This week I was speaking to my insurance agent who preparing my renewals. I was asking her about how the optional benefits have been impacted by the regulatory changes that became effective on June 1st. During the conversation it came out that she only

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Another Ridesharing Policy, Another Underlying Risk
by Daniel Strigberger

Another insurer has entered into Ontario’s ridesharing insurance market. Effective December 1, 2016, Northbridge Insurance provides ridesharing coverage for users of RideCo., a Waterloo Region-based ridesharing company. The new product seeks to fill