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Canadians take legal action against Ford/Firestone (June 11, 2001)

June 11, 2001 by Canadian Underwriter

A Canadian class action lawsuit has been filed against auto manufacturer Ford and tire manufacturer Firestone for use of defective and unsafe products on Ford Explorer models. The action was initiated by Michelle Rambharos of Brampton following a vehicle accident

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B.C. gets new minister for ICBC

June 8, 2001 by Canadian Underwriter

With the formal swearing in of B.C.’s Liberal government cabinet, a new finance minister takes the helm, and assumes responsibility for the province’s public insurance program. Gary Collins has been given the task of overseeing the Insurance Corporation of British

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Zurich, Manulife join forces

June 8, 2001 by Canadian Underwriter

Zurich Canada and Manulife Financial are teaming up to cross-sell insurance products to small business owners. The national alliance will see Zurich’s brokers refer clients to Manulife for group life and health insurance, with Manulife returning the favor with potential

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Insurer pushes ahead with own broker website

June 8, 2001 by Canadian Underwriter

Chubb Insurance Co. of Canada has launched a broker-supporting website focused on personal lines. Following a successful trial run of the site in December 2000, the company says the service will go live in Ontario now, while brokers in other

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Broker goes for online charity insurance programs

June 8, 2001 by Canadian Underwriter

An Ontario-based insurance brokerage, Phoenix-Eastern Insurance Brokers Inc., has launched an online range of insurance covers aimed at non-profit associations and charities. Accessible through the Internet, the new service known as CAIP Comprehensive Associations Insurance Program will provide instant quotes

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MPI wants to lower premiums

June 7, 2001 by Canadian Underwriter

Manitoba’s drivers could be paying even lower rates in the coming year if the public insurer there has its way. Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) has applied to the Public Utilities Board for an overall premium reduction of 1.2%, the fourth

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Quebec minister decries high-powered cars

June 7, 2001 by Canadian Underwriter

Quebec’s Transport Minister Guy Chevrette says auto manufacturers are creating a highway hazard by building more powerful engines in cars. At a news conference, Chevrette says that the federal government should step in to limit the power of car engines