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Report into fatal sinking near Halifax in 2019 says modifications made boat unstable

September 24, 2021 by The Canadian Press

HALIFAX – An independent investigation has found the 2019 sinking of a small workboat near Halifax that claimed one life was caused by hull modifications that compromised the vessel’s stability. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada, in a report released

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Eyes in the sky: coverage for drone usage

September 21, 2021 by Brooke Smith

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) — known commonly as drones — were originally a tool solely for the military. Now they’re used regularly for civilian purposes such as photography, monitoring traffic and fighting fires, said Janarthan Sivarajah, senior new business manager,

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Linda O’Leary found not guilty of careless driving in fatal boat crash

September 14, 2021 by Paola Loriggio - THE CANADIAN PRESS

Prosecutors failed to prove Linda O’Leary was operating her boat without proper care or consideration for others when it crashed into another vessel in central Ontario two years ago, a judge ruled Tuesday as he cleared her in the fatal

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Mandatory vaccination: Is it right for your P&C workplace?

September 11, 2021 by Jason Contant

An increasing number of organizations have been mandating that their workers get vaccinated, while many others are trying to decide whether to follow suit. For those still deliberating their options, the decision could have a significant impact on short-term productivity

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Why this strata unit owner does not have to pay for common area damage

September 9, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

A British Columbia condo corporation that charged a unit owner $25,000 for common property repairs has been ordered to reverse $15,000 of the charge. Claire Adamson owns a strata unit which she rents out. Adamson lives at a different address.

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Return of events pushes hosts to address vaccination, COVID tests and masks

September 9, 2021 by Tara Deschamps - THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – When Sept. 11 comes, Natasha Koifman’s backyard will be awash with chatter and music as up to 100 guests gather for an elegant dinner meant to raise funds for Haitians to access education. But the public relations maven’s

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Cyber insurance caught in “perfect storm” as losses surge: Coalition Canada

September 7, 2021 by Canadian Underwriter Staff

Correction: This article has been corrected to reflect that Coalition Canada has not sub-limited its ransomware coverage. We regret the error. The cyber insurance industry is battling “a perfect storm between widespread technology risk, increased regulations, increased criminal activity and

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Engineering or maintenance? Why both CGL and professional liability could cover this lawsuit

September 1, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

A British Columbia court has ruled in favour of Northbridge General Insurance Corporation in a dispute with XL Specialty Insurance Company over liability coverage arising from a strata power failure. Both insurers wrote policies for PCA Valence Engineering Technologies Ltd.,

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Why now is the time for brokers to talk about intellectual property insurance 

August 27, 2021 by Jason Contant

While the technology and life sciences sectors have been traditional areas of focus for intellectual property (IP) insurance, one specialist insurance provider says now is the time for brokers to open up discussions to include other industries. Maddi Brown, intellectual

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No charges in case of Montreal area private care home where dozens died of COVID-19  

August 26, 2021 by The Canadian Press

MONTREAL – Quebec’s Crown prosecutor’s office says the owners of a Montreal-area long-term care home where dozens died during the first wave of the novel coronavirus pandemic will not face criminal charges.   The office said today in a statement that

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This line of business needs to be simplified, MGA says

August 24, 2021 by Jason Contant

The insurance industry needs to move forward and simplify intellectual property (IP) coverage for the small- and medium-sized enterprise (SME) market, a specialist insurance provider said. IP insurance typically involves long, complicated proposal forms, a fee charged to get a

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Should public workers’ compensation protect clients from liability for mental stress caused by harassment?

August 23, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Ontario’s workers’ compensation tribunal was wrong when it decided that a Niagara Falls hotel can’t be sued by a former worker who alleges she was forced to quit after suffering harassment, the provincial Divisional Court has ruled. As a result