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Drought, heat raise risk of repeat of last summer’s record-breaking wildfires

April 10, 2024 by The Canadian Press

Persistent drought and months of above-average temperatures have raised the risk of a repeat of last year’s record-breaking wildfires. Federal officials say conditions are already ripe for an early and above-normal fire risk from Quebec all the way to British

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What commercial and personal lines brokers make in 2024

March 18, 2024 by Alyssa DiSabatino

Across the country, commercial lines P&C broker executives and commercial lines team leads make more money on average than their personal lines counterparts, Impact Recruitment’s newest data shows.  The second iteration of Impact’s annual Insurance Salary Guide shows base pay

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What Western Canada’s deep freeze cost insurers

March 11, 2024 by David Gambrill

Canada’s property and casualty insurers rang in 2024 by paying out $180 million to repair damage caused by Western Canada’s deep freeze in mid-January. Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) released the figure Monday, which is based on industry claims totals

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How home insurance premiums are trending

March 6, 2024 by Jason Contant

Canadian home insurance policyholders should brace for price increases this year following a nearly 8% year-over-year increase since the beginning of the year, according to internal data from rate comparison site My Choice Financial. Canada’s home insurance landscape is poised for

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Navacord’s first deal of the year 

February 29, 2024 by Jason Contant

Commercial insurance brokerage Navacord Corp. has completed its first transaction of the year with a partnership with Winnipeg-based Avant Insurance.  Announced Wednesday, the deal with the personal and commercial lines brokerage was effective Feb. 1. Navacord said in a press

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Brokerage sees nearly 200% increase in cold weather claims

January 18, 2024 by Jason Contant

With temperatures plummeting across Canada recently, one insurance brokerage has seen a 191% increase in cold weather-related claims in the early days of 2024 compared to 2023. “Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve seen almost three times as many

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Snowstorm inbound for Metro Vancouver as winter weather rages across Canada

January 16, 2024 by The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER – Environment Canada says a snowstorm is expected to hit Metro Vancouver, Greater Victoria and beyond, bringing up to 20 centimetres of accumulation and possible freezing rain to southern British Columbia. The weather agency has issued a snowfall warning

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MPI’s Top 5 auto fraud claims of 2023

January 2, 2024 by Jason Contant

A customer who claimed amnesia following an auto collision and another who said their symptoms were so severe they were unable to work were among Manitoba Public Insurance’s (MPI) Top 5 fraud claims of 2023. Every year, it’s estimated auto

Anne Fortin appointed president of Intact Insurance.
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Intact Insurance names president

December 15, 2023 by Jason Contant

Intact Financial Corporation (IFC) has appointed Anne Fortin as president of Intact Insurance, effective Jan. 1, 2024.  In her new role, Fortin will have responsibility for the Quebec, West, Ontario and Atlantic divisions of Intact Insurance, the insurer said in

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Why more Canadian drivers are using winter tires

November 14, 2023 by Jason Contant

Winter tire use in Canada is increasing, with 71% of polled Canadian drivers outside of Quebec now using winter tires, up from 63% in 2022, according to a survey conducted by Leger for the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada

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MPI labour dispute ends, as union ratifies deal

November 1, 2023 by David Gambrill

Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) will resume full service Friday, after its union employees voted in favour of a deal that ends a long labour dispute with the public insurer. The new deal ends a 10-week-long job action by members of

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Where auto and home insurance rates are headed

October 24, 2023 by Jason Contant

Hard market conditions in personal lines across Canada are not slowing down in 2023 Q3, according to data from tech vendor Applied Systems. Auto and homeowner premiums are rising year-over-year in all provinces.  In 2023 Q3, personal auto premiums in