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Insurance implications of marijuana legalization

March 2, 2018 Jennifer Huneault and Jason Arcuri

With legalization of recreational marijuana use slated to take effect in Canada on July 1, 2018, challenge and change is on the horizon. But with change also comes great opportunity, not only for businesses and industries directly involved in the

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Putting the brakes on

March 1, 2018 Emily Atkins, Editor

The second in our two-part series looking at structural problems in Ontario’s and BC’s auto insurance systems.


Some Assembly Required

February 27, 2018 David Gambrill, Editor-in-Chief

Auto lines across Canada are in dire need of repair right now. In a fairly benign year, with virtually no major catastrophe events, the Canadian property and casualty industry still came dangerously close to losing money, posting a relatively disappointing

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Gavan’s Global Perspective

February 21, 2018 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Huge gaps in earthquake coverage in eastern Canada, the impact of climate change on property damage, and harmonizing regulations across the globe are all top of mind for Karen Gavan, the former CEO of Waterloo, Ont.-based Economical Insurance. Perhaps best

Feature Technology

Why insurers will never build a ‘killer app’

February 16, 2018 Atul Vohra, Regional Managing Director, Solera Canada, India and Australia

Competition nowadays for a space on a consumer’s smartphone screen is fierce. We all hear stories of the so-called “killer apps” — they seem to be on everyone’s device, set record download numbers, and propel their creators to fame and,

Feature Legislation / Regulation

Hazards of Adjusting

February 14, 2018 Chris Ciasnocha, Senior Associate, Multidisciplinary Remediation; Joelle Reid, Associate Environment; and Jeff Reitsma, Practice Lead, Multidisciplinary Remediation, 30 Forensic Engineering

Discover an environmental hazard while adjusting a loss? You’d better report it.

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The Latest Opportunity in Cyber Coverage

February 12, 2018 Eduard Goodman, Global Privacy Officer, CyberScout

Canadian businesses will soon be required to report all data breaches. Here’s how you can meet their need for cyber coverage.

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Fraud Squad

February 8, 2018 Kim Donaldson, Vice-President, Ontario Region, Insurance Bureau of Canada

Ontario wants to stamp out auto insurance fraud by creating a dedicated team of fraud prosecutors. Here’s what P&C insurers think of the plan…

Michael Teitelbaum, Partner, Hughes Amys LLP
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Sole Consequence

February 5, 2018 Michael S. Teitelbaum, Partner, Hughes Amys LLP

Will one word – ‘solely’ — affect the scope of additional insured coverage? In Brookfield Johnson Controls Canada LP v. Continental Casualty Company, Ontario Superior Court Justice Jane Ferguson considered the breadth of an insurer’s duty to defend an additional

Willie Handler, Consultant, Willie Handler and Associates
Feature Legislation / Regulation

Play it Again, Sam

January 30, 2018 Willie Handler, Consultant, Willie Handler and Associates

Key features of Ontario’s latest auto reform package have been attempted before – and ended in heartbreak

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I, Robot

January 28, 2018 Monica Kuzyk Vice President, Claims, Curo Claims Services

Overcoming our fear of robots will allow our best people to focus on the customer at the time of claim, when they need us most.

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The Costly Future of Claims

January 26, 2018 David Gambrill, Editor-in-Chief

Oops, the industry did it again. In 2017, Canada’s property and casualty insurance industry paid out a total of $1.33 billion in insured losses following catastrophic events primarily related to climate change. It’s the fifth time over the past seven