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Why these B.C. strata owners didn’t have to pay the corporation’s $5,000 deductible

March 12, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

A British Columbia strata unit owner is not liable for their strata corporation’s $5,000 deductible on a property claim arising from a fire, the province’s civil resolution tribunal has ruled. Mei Sum Leung and David Leung own a strata unit

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Proposed class action filed in Saskatchewan over COVID-19 outbreaks in long term care

March 11, 2021 by Stephanie Taylor - THE CANADIAN PRESS

REGINA – A proposed class-action lawsuit has been filed in Saskatchewan against a long-term care operator alleging it lacked proper resources to handle COVID-19. Documents filed Thursday at Regina’s Court of Queen’s Bench say the novel coronavirus spread through different

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Home insurer goes after ventilation unit manufacturers in subrogated fire claim

March 10, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

A subrogated claim arising from a Hamilton area home fire is raising the question of which equipment manufacturer, if any, is liable. In 2013, a fire caused extensive damage to the Ancaster, Ont., home of Mary Arlene and Rudolf Dosen.

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Shipping industry warns of disruptions from potential strike at Port of Montreal

March 8, 2021 by The Canadian Press

MONTREAL – The Shipping Federation of Canada is warning that a potential strike at the Port of Montreal is already having a damaging impact even as negotiations are set to resume Wednesday with the help of mediators. The trade association

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Two emerging trends in D&O liability

March 2, 2021 by Jason Contant

Cyber claims morphing into directors’ and officers’ liability and the increased sophistication of the plaintiff bar in Canada are two emerging trends in D&O lines, HDI Global Specialty SE – Canada told Canadian Underwriter recently. Oren Schemool, head of financial

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Complaints spike as taxpayers’ watchdog to review CRA handling of locked accounts

February 26, 2021 by Jordan Press - THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – The federal taxpayers’ watchdog says complaints to his office spiked in the hours after he went public with concerns about how the Canada Revenue Agency locked users out of their online accounts. The accounts were locked just over

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Condo corporation insurance? Unit insurance? Too many condo owners don’t know the difference

February 24, 2021 by David Gambrill

Brokers in Quebec have ample opportunity to educate their clients about how condo insurance works, according to the results of a recent survey commissioned by Insurance Bureau of Canada. One key source of confusion may sound familiar to brokers elsewhere

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What’s smoking hot in cannabis insurance claims trends

February 24, 2021 by Jason Contant

Nearly two-and-a-half years after recreational marijuana was legalized in Canada, the country’s P&C insurance industry is starting to get a sense of the type of claims arising from the October 2018 legalization. The big issue right now is vaping, said

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Ford to recall nearly 8,800 vehicles in Canada

February 22, 2021 by The Canadian Press

Ford Motor Co. says it will recall about 8,800 vehicles in Canada after the automaker lost track of some older Takata air bags that can explode and hurl shrapnel. Ford says 8,762 Ford Ranger pickup trucks with model years between

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The lesson for risk managers in this breach-of-contract lawsuit

February 17, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

A recent Supreme Court of Canada ruling in a breach-of-contract lawsuit means risk managers need to be careful about drafting agreements that give parties discretionary powers, a Toronto-based litigation lawyer warns. Wastech Services Ltd. v. Greater Vancouver Sewerage and Drainage

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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.