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Government of Manitoba announces legislation to reduce red tape imposed on businesses, industry and local governments

March 20, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Government of Manitoba has announced proposed legislation that would reduce outdated, contradictory, complicated or ineffective regulatory requirements imposed on businesses, industry and local governments, provincial Finance Minister Cameron Friesen said last week. Friesen said in a statement that the

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1 in 10 Manitoba drivers participating in voluntary roadside surveys last fall tested positive for drugs: Manitoba Public Insurance

March 20, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

One in 10 Manitoba drivers who participated in voluntary roadside surveys conducted last fall tested positive for drugs, according to the recently released survey findings. Manitoba Crown Services Minister Ron Schuler and Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) announced the findings of

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Parts of Manitoba, Saskatchewan hit by blizzard, travel extremely dangerous

March 7, 2017 The Canadian Press

Snow, high winds and low visibility made travel extremely dangerous in parts of Manitoba and eastern Saskatchewan Tuesday as a blizzard howled through the region for a second day. Manitoba said the Trans-Canada Highway and highways 16, 5 and 45

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2016 insured losses for Canadian cats reached about $4.9 billion last year – 10 times more severe than 2015: PCS

March 7, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Insured losses from catastrophe events in Canada reached about $4.9 billion last year, nearly 10 times more severe than 2015, the quietest Canadian catastrophe year on record, according to Property Claim Services’ (PCS) full-year 2016 review. In 2016, PCS designated

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Partnership creates “Canada’s largest Indigenous-owned insurance agency”

March 6, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

TIPI Insurance Partners and IMI Brokerage Company have announced a partnership to create “Canada’s largest Indigenous-owned insurance agency,” providing property insurance, pension plans and group benefits designed exclusively for Indigenous people. Announced late last week, the partnership roughly doubles TIPI’s

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Flood risk remains “moderate to major” across Manitoba: infrastructure minister

February 27, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Flood risk across Manitoba remains “moderate to major” across the province, the provincial infrastructure minister said on Monday. Manitoba Infrastructure Minister Blaine Pedersen issued the province’s first 2017 flood outlook on Monday, suggesting that levels of spring flooding will be

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Manitoba Public Insurance announces higher third party auto liability coverage, up to $10 million

February 27, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Manitoba Crown Services Minister Ron Schuler and Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) announced on Monday that customers in the province will soon be able to purchase higher levels of third party liability insurance coverage. Effective March 1, new $7 and $10

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Canadian auto sales to edge down in 2017: Scotiabank

February 7, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Canadian auto sales are expected to edge down to 1.94 million units in 2017, coming off four consecutive record years, according to the Scotiabank Global Auto Report, released on Tuesday. Despite the beginning of a sales recovery in the resource-rich

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Conditions prompting risk of “moderate to major” overland flooding across Manitoba: infrastructure minister

February 3, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Normal to well-above normal soil moisture and winter precipitation to date, combined with future unfavourable weather conditions, will result in the risk of moderate to major overland flooding across the province of Manitoba, the provincial infrastructure minister said earlier this

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Manitoba to streamline farm building code requirements

January 25, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The government of Manitoba announced on Wednesday that it is removing “unnecessary regulatory requirements” on the construction of farm buildings. Manitoba Agriculture Minister Ralph Eichler suggested in a statement that the removal of the regulations will support the long-term, sustainable

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Red River Basin Commission warns of flood season this year in Manitoba

January 24, 2017 The Canadian Press

WINNIPEG – The Red River Basin Commission is warning Manitobans living along the Red River to prepare for a flood season. Manitoba RRBC director Steve Strang says while there is a good possibility of flooding, it is hard to predict

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Manitoba 2017 AgriInsurance coverage expected to exceed $2.6 billion on 9.6 billion acres; second-highest level of coverage on record

January 18, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

AgriInsurance coverage for 2017 is expected to exceed $2.6 billion on 9.6 billion acres in Manitoba, the second-highest level of coverage on record, the governments of Canada and Manitoba said in a statement on Tuesday. AgriInsurance is a federal-provincial producer