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Why mom is not liable for son’s traffic collision driving mom’s car

April 12, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

When a parent says no to a child who wants to drive the car, and the parent does not leave the keys out in the open to be easily found, the child does not in fact have the parent’s consent

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Vehicle repair mishap engages both home and auto insurance: B.C. Court

April 8, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia is partly responsible for paying legal defence costs of a homeowner being sued by a guest who was injured when the homeowner was repairing his classic car. On Aug. 9, 2015, Gary Upton was

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Supreme Court of Canada considers municipal liability in snow removal decisions

April 8, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Municipalities are not liable for “policy decisions” on matters such as snowplowing, but lawyers disagree on exactly what kind of a “policy decision” could shield a government from liability in a personal injury lawsuit. “Back home in Newfoundland, when there

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Families reach $5.5 million settlement in lawsuit against Quebec long-term care home

April 1, 2021 by Sidhartha Banerjee - THE CANADIAN PRESS

MONTREAL – Lawyers for residents and families suing a Montreal-area long-term care home ravaged by the pandemic’s first wave said Wednesday they had reached a $5.5-million settlement with the facility’s owners. The private Residence Herron was among the hardest hit

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OSFI results: The good, the bad, and the ugly for Canada’s P&C industry

March 25, 2021 by David Gambrill

COVID-19 last year might have been the end of the world as we know it, to riff on a song by R.E.M., but Canada’s P&C insurance industry is doing fine — financially, at least. After a full year of the

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B.C. pilot study to allow electric kick scooters to operate legally in six cities

March 25, 2021 by Nick Wells - THE CANADIAN PRESS

VANCOUVER – A newly approved pilot project will allow electric kick scooters to legally cruise the streets and bike paths of six British Columbia municipalities. Transportation Minister Rob Fleming said Tuesday the pilot project is all about looking at emerging

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U.S.-based MGA expands into Canadian market

March 24, 2021 by Jason Contant

A U.S.-based managing general agency (MGA) is expanding into the Canadian market to serve Canada’s growing logistics and cargo industry, the company announced Tuesday. Amwins Specialty Logistic Underwriters (ASLU) specializes in covering complex risk factors of the logistics and cargo

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Hardest-hit businesses call for extension of federal wage, rent

March 24, 2021 by Jordan Press and Joan Bryden - THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – The federal Liberals are facing calls from some of the hardest-hit businesses in the pandemic to use the coming budget to extend emergency relief programs beyond June, saying many will still need help even as the economy picks

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Plaintiff loses right to sue after slip-and-fall on a sanded sidewalk

March 23, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

A recent Supreme Court of Canada decision means a slip-and-fall lawsuit against an Alberta school board is dismissed. Shortly before 9:00 a.m. on Jan. 17, 2013, Angelina Hannam slipped and fell on a sidewalk outside River Heights Elementary School in

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How vaccine rollout impacts commercial risk management

March 22, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

If your commercial clients are bringing more workers back into the office, risk managers might be curious as to whether returning workers have received any of their COVID-19 vaccine shots. But before your clients ask their employees about their vaccine

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Why MGAs are becoming attractive options for investment firms

March 18, 2021 by Jason Contant

A United Kingdom-based investment firm has invested CAD$2 million into a Canadian managing general agent — and previews that there’s more to come. Arete Capital Partners announced last week that its investment in Shore Underwriting — which specializes in insurance

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Ford recalling 275,000 vehicles in Canada over airbag deficiencies and tires

March 15, 2021 by The Canadian Press

DEARBORN, Mich. – Ford Motor Co. has issued two safety recalls involving more than 2.6 million vehicles in North America, including nearly 275,000 in Canada, mainly over airbag problems. One recall involves Takata driver-side front airbags for 2006-12 Ford Fusion,