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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

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Opinion: What’s the future of remote work for brokers post-pandemic?

June 17, 2020 by Nick Novinger, Regional Manager (Quebec), Canadian Insurance Brokers Inc.

One question top of mind for brokers and their clients is: Will this remote work environment be something that we’ll see for the long term? Maybe not entirely, but there are parts we can take to make the broker world

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Operating efficiently during COVID-19

May 9, 2020 by Steve Whitelaw, Vice President of Industry and Partner Relations, Applied Systems

How to keep relationships, both internal and external, strong in today’s reality

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Calm in the storm

May 8, 2020 by Adam Malik, Managing Editor

Living and working during a global pandemic is new to everyone. The executive team of Edmonton-based Leibel Insurance Group shares their best advice about how to work from home successfully. – As told to Adam Malik Create a routine. That’s

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COVID-19 operations

May 6, 2020 by David Gambrill, Editor in Chief

How the brokers’ pandemic response accelerated their conversion to digital, thereby enhancing their value to consumers

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The biggest one

May 5, 2020 by David Gambrill, Editor in Chief

How the industry will survive a global pandemic

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Big Moves: Can-Sure founder resurfaces in B.C.’s MGA market

May 4, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

P&C veteran Jeff Hart heads up Vailo Insurance Services Ltd., a recently-launched managing general agency

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Narrowing your focus

May 3, 2020 by Sarah Cunningham-Scharf

In a hard market dominated by large players, small and mid-sized commercial brokerages face an existential choice: Specialize — or risk extinction.

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Where to find growth

May 2, 2020 by Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Dave Partington, appointed in December as CEO of Gallagher Global Brokerage — Canada, explains how firming market conditions bring new opportunities for commercial brokers.

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Canada now in a recession: C.D. Howe council

May 1, 2020 by THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – The C.D. Howe Institute’s Business Cycle Council says Canada has entered a recession due to the economic devastation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. In a report released Friday, the council said the economy peaked in February before the

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The opportunity insurers are missing as COVID-19 cancels events

April 24, 2020 by Jason Contant

As large sporting and entertainment events get cancelled across Canada and the world as a result of COVID-19, the insurance implications affect not only event organizers themselves, but also promotional partners, licensees and businesses involved in merchandising. While event organizers