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Why cyber tracking technology litigation could be coming to Canada

March 31, 2023 by Alyssa DiSabatino

Insurers can expect pixel liability to “rear its ugly head” in Canada after recent litigation in the U.S., a lawyer at the NetDiligence Cyber Risk Summit said.   Especially as one Canadian home improvement company has been deemed by the

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ESG reporting expectations on suppliers growing, report says

March 31, 2023 by The Canadian Press

MONTREAL – A new report finds that small and medium suppliers face growing expectations from their larger customers to report on environmental, social and governance (ESG) standards.   The Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) survey of 121 large companies and

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More ways IFRS 17 can make for wonky reporting

March 29, 2023 by Philip Porado

In the face of IFRS 17 reporting requirements, insurers should prioritize stabilizing and managing their balance sheets, noted a panellist during a recent Canadian Insurance Accountants Association (CIAA) webinar. They also should strive to ensure the company’s assets and liabilities

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Alberta Energy Regulator to launch third-party probe of oilsands tailings leak

March 29, 2023 by Bob Weber - THE CANADIAN PRESS

EDMONTON – The Alberta Energy Regulator says it’s looking for an investigator to dig into releases of oilsands tailings and tailings-contaminated water that weren’t made public for nine months. In a statement Tuesday, the regulator said it’s seeking a “qualified,

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Aviva loses bid to quash class action for COVID-related BI losses

March 28, 2023 by David Gambrill

Ontario’s Superior Court has certified a class action lawsuit by a window and door manufacturer against Aviva Canada related to the insurer’s broad denial of pandemic-related business interruption claims. In doing so, the court rejected Aviva’s motion to have the

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Latest Supreme Court ruling may reduce liability risk due to impaired drivers

March 27, 2023 by David Gambrill

Canada’s top court has restored the impaired driving conviction of an Ontario ATV driver, whose Charter rights were violated when the police pulled him over on a shared private driveway instead of a public highway. The case is of interest

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ATV roll-over decision could help insureds who are denied coverage

March 23, 2023 by Philip Porado

Recent granting of a plaintiff’s motion for summary judgement against an insurer in an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) overturn accident may make it easier for auto insurance policyholders to access their coverage. Ultimately, the decision may be of future benefit to

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A U.K. climate lawsuit Canadian D&O insurers may be following

March 15, 2023 by David Gambrill

A recent U.K.-based, climate lawsuit launched against Shell plc’s board of directors by NGO ClientEarth may lead to “copycat” litigation in Canada, lawyers warn, potentially affecting the D&O line of commercial insurance. “Corporate climate litigation is still in its infancy

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Two companies, one shareholder, only one named insured. What happens next?

March 14, 2023 by David Gambrill

A man who is the sole shareholder of two companies — one that owns a title deed to a building (and the only named insured on the policy), and one a commercial tenant of that same building — has an

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Cyberattack hits Canadian engineering giant with contracts for military bases, power plants

March 9, 2023 by Lee Berthiaume - THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – A Canadian engineering giant whose work involves critical military, power and transportation infrastructure across the country has been hit with a ransomware attack. Toronto-based Black & McDonald has so far refused to publicly comment on the cyberattack, while

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What the industry says about regulator’s draft corporate culture guidance

March 7, 2023 by David Gambrill

Canada’s solvency regulator has refined its proposed guidance on corporate culture for P&C insurers, and it’s now consulting with the industry about its expectations. The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) was scheduled to have a technical briefing

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P&C advisors’ class action certified against insurer over vacation/holiday pay

March 7, 2023 by David Gambrill

P&C insurance advisors for RBC Insurance Agency Ltd. have won a certification motion for a class action lawsuit against the insurer over how their vacation and holiday pay were determined. Also, the court conditionally certified a similar class action against