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Bar owners that offer rare wine and spirits carve takeout business model

July 8, 2020 by Salmaan Farooqui -  THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – Bar and restaurant owners who deal in specialty alcohol say they’ve carved out a new business model around Ontario’s relaxed rules for takeout liquor, and they’ll fight to make the system permanent. In late March, the Ontario government

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Navacord expands east into three more provinces

July 7, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

With four new partnerships announced July 6, commercial brokerage Navacord now has offices in Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. “We are now coast to coast,” Navacord executive chairman T. Marshall Sadd said Monday in an interview. Cooke

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Why remote workers should stay where they are

July 6, 2020 by Adam Malik

Staff members who are working from home should stay there for the foreseeable future, one risk leader recommends. Scott Fotus, vice president of risk services at Hub, stated his recommendation during a webinar hosted by Hub, Workplace Safety: Employer Obligations

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How insurtech Lemonade’s IPO is going so far

July 3, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Despite the pandemic-induced economic downturn, an insurtech that promises tenants quotes within minutes started trading this week on the New York Stock Exchange. Shares of Lemonade Inc. rose sharply July 2, closing at US$69.41, more than double the price at

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Brokers who did these things fared better in the pandemic

July 3, 2020 by Adam Malik

Brokers who were nimble, ready to change with the times, and acted pro-actively when COVID-19 first emerged as a threat are the ones faring the best three months later, one broker leader says. Those who didn’t are struggling. “Those brokers

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What you’ll need to think about when re-opening

June 30, 2020 by Adam Malik

While maintaining employee safety is critical, there are other areas of your business that require diligent attention before re-opening, explained Hub International’s risk leader. With re-opening taking place across the country after the COVID-19 pandemic forced many to close, a

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Return Migration

June 29, 2020 by David Gambrill, Editor in Chief

Throughout Canada, provinces are starting a phased re-opening of the economy (albeit some regions are in more advanced stages than others). Doron Melnick, partner in KPMG’s
people and change advisory services practice, is advising businesses on how to return to the office while the global novel coronavirus remains a threat.

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Paper cheques are still around, but for how much longer?

June 29, 2020 by Adam Malik

Sending paper cheques may soon be a thing of the past — and it could be thanks to COVID-19. The global novel coronavirus pandemic that shut down many businesses and forced much of the workforce to operate out of their

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Here’s how P&C pros say the recession will impact insurance

June 26, 2020 by Adam Malik

The recession will be long and painful so brokers and insurers need to settle in and do what they do best, property and casualty experts said. And don’t be surprised if some mergers and acquisitions activity push forward as tough

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You’re probably working too much while at home

June 25, 2020 by Adam Malik

Employees are working longer and harder in a COVID-19 world than they did before, and it’s raising concerns about burnout — especially when many aren’t making vacation plans, according to a number of recent studies. A recent survey showed that

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Former LawPro CEO nominated to investment industry regulator board

June 25, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Malcolm Heins, a former CEO of Ontario’s professional liability insurer for lawyers, has been nominated to the board of directors of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada, IIROC has announced. Heins (pictured below) joined Simcoe & Erie General Insurance

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Ontario to introduce commercial eviction ban bill, retroactive to May 1

June 18, 2020 by THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – Ontario is introducing legislation today to temporarily ban commercial evictions. The government says it will protect commercial tenants from being locked out or having their assets seized due to the negative impacts of COVID-19. It would be retroactive