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Audit finds ‘no formal tracking’ of IT security incidents at Public Safety Canada

February 17, 2021 by Jim Bronskill - THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – An internal review has uncovered weak security practices when it comes to information technology at Public Safety Canada – from lax controls on the use of portable flash drives to inadequate awareness and training. The review found employees

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Insurers beware: Why your settlements may not be secure

February 16, 2021 by Canadian Underwriter

A record-keeping blunder more than 50 years ago means London, Ont.’s Catholic diocese faces a new multi-million-dollar lawsuit over sexual abuse during the early 1970s of an elementary school student by a priest. The Supreme Court of Canada announced Feb.

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Next round of funding available to clean up inactive Alberta oil and gas sites

February 16, 2021 by The Canadian Press

EDMONTON – Alberta and the federal government say another $400 million in funding is available to help clean up inactive oil and gas sites in the province. The money includes $100 million for clean up in Indigenous communities. The rest

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Internal data show surge in harassment complaints at Canada Revenue Agency, RCMP

February 11, 2021 by Christopher Reynolds - THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – Complaints of workplace harassment and violence have risen sharply at several federal departments and agencies in recent years, according to internal data. The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) saw harassment complaints jump 82 per cent to 166 between 2016-17

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How much the second COVID wave will probably add to Intact’s claims costs

February 10, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Intact Financial Corp. has now reserved $106 million for claims related to COVID-19, with $23 million of that booked during the last three months of 2020. Intact initially set aside $83 million in reserves for COVID-19 claims during the three

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Class-action suit filed over alleged orphanage abuse

February 10, 2021 by Laura Dhillon Kane - THE CANADIAN PRESS

VANCOUVER – A Catholic order shuffled known abusers from a notorious Newfoundland orphanage to two schools in the Vancouver area where more boys were victimized, a lawsuit alleges. A proposed class-action suit filed Monday in British Columbia Supreme Court says

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B.C. health authority’s cybersecurity lacking on medical devices, says audit

February 9, 2021 by Jason Contant

VICTORIA – British Columbia’s auditor general says the Provincial Health Services Authority is not effectively managing cybersecurity threats for medical devices and has not evaluated the risk to patients. Michael Pickup says ineffective cybersecurity management means the authority can’t apply

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Why this drunk driver couldn’t be sued by victims of a hit-and-run

February 5, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

A Saskatchewan motorist who pleaded guilty to impaired driving cannot be sued in the province by victims of a hit-and-run accident that happened in Saskatoon a few hours before the inebriated motorist was pulled over and arrested by police. This

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Ontario long-term care home with outbreak of COVID-19 variant faces lawsuit

February 5, 2021 by Nicole Thompson - THE CANADIAN PRESS

A central Ontario long-term care home devastated by an outbreak of a highly contagious variant of COVID-19 is facing a proposed class-action lawsuit from residents’ families who allege their loved ones were neglected by those charged with keeping them safe.

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Support in Canadian P&C industry for U.K. approach to insuring automated cars

January 29, 2021 by David Gambrill

Insurance programs for connected and autonomous vehicles (CAV) in the United Kingdom may be applicable to Canada as well, according to a recent survey from Canada’s association of provincial insurance regulators. In the U.K., the Automated and Electrical Vehicles Act

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Why this insurer had to pay $187K for ex-Ontario PC leader’s legal defence

January 28, 2021 by David Gambrill

An Ontario court has ordered Sovereign General to pay $187,313 to cover the legal costs of former Ontario Progressive Conservative Party leader Patrick Brown, who personally incurred the expenses while defending a defamation lawsuit arising from the publication of his

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How airlines can be exposed to personal injury lawsuits

January 27, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Slips and falls are not just an exposure for property managers and landlords. They are also a concern for aviation insurers. “Generally, aviation insurers are exposed to liability claims from passengers both while they are inside the airplane and also