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Hub adds to Canadian executive management team

March 10, 2022 by Jason Contant

Hub International has announced several promotions within Hub Canada’s senior management team. Barbara MacPhail (pictured above) has been promoted to executive vice president of strategic initiatives Canada, Terri Botosan (pictured top right) is now in the newly-created position of regional

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Some motorists still consider seatbelts optional, survey finds

February 25, 2022 by Philip Porado

Insurers and law enforcement professionals agree that motorists need to buckle their seat belts and hang up their phones while behind the wheel. But, despite years of consistent messaging, not everyone is on board. Drivers in rural Manitoba are more

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Court tosses fraudulent $300K contents claim after farm fire

February 2, 2022 by Alyssa DiSabatino

The Court of Appeal of Manitoba has dismissed a case in which a claimant provided no evidence for his $300,000 claim for contents lost in a fire that destroyed his farm.    In the original trial, Frenchie’s Farm and Ranch

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Manitoba grand chief says $85.5M settlement for flood damage is fair

January 18, 2022 by The Canadian Press

WINNIPEG – The grand chief of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs says the latest court settlement for property owners affected by devastating flooding more than a decade ago is fair. The Manitoba government diverted water from the Assiniboine River to

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Auto insurer issues third COVID rebate

January 11, 2022 by Jason Contant

Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) is issuing its third COVID-19 auto insurance rebate in less than two years. The latest rebate totalling $312 million equals about $328 on an average private passenger policy, MPI said in a press release Dec. 30,

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Public auto insurer’s Top 5 fraud cases of 2021

January 6, 2022 by Jason Contant

A phony kidnapping and a driver who was travelling nearly three times the speed he reported to investigators were among Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI)’s Top 5 auto fraud cases of 2021. Last year, MPI’s Special Investigation Unit (SIU) closed nearly

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Appeal Court overturns $350K bad faith award against public insurer

January 5, 2022 by David Gambrill

Manitoba’s Court of Appeal has overturned a $348,000 damage award against the province’s auto insurer, finding that the insurer did in fact act in good faith towards a person injured in a collision involving an uninsured auto. In making its

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Brokerage expands its reach in Manitoba

December 22, 2021 by Alyssa Di Sabatino

Andrew Agencies, a multi-line brokerage based in Virden, Manitoba, is expanding its footprint in the province with the acquisition of two Manitoba brokerages — Kimp Services in Shoal Lake, and Ducharme Agencies in Winnipeg.  The acquisitions are effective Nov. 1, 2021,

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Westland’s acquisition spree continues

December 10, 2021 by Jason Contant

Large independent Canadian-owned brokerage Westland Insurance Group Ltd. continues its acquisitions of western Canadian brokerages with the purchase of Reider Insurance.  Westland announced Dec. 7 the acquisition of Reider Insurance in Winnipeg. It follows the acquisitions of Church Eaton Insurance of Calgary and

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Loan program helps Manitobans get better traction

December 7, 2021 by Canadian Underwriter Staff

Clients telling you they can’t afford winter tires? Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) administers a loan program to help get drivers the cash, and the traction, they need. Loan terms last up to four years at prime plus 2% and up

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How UBI could empower your client

November 19, 2021 by Jason Contant

Usage-based insurance (UBI) empowers the customer and takes a lot of the complexity out of the insurance product, a speaker said Wednesday during KPMG’s 30th annual insurance conference.  “Personally, I love the idea of usage-based insurance and telematics,” Celyeste Power, chief strategy officer

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Large Canadian brokerages grow larger through acquisitions

November 5, 2021 by Jason Contant

Two large Canadian property and casualty brokerages — Navacord and Westland Insurance — continue to grow with the announcement of their latest acquisitions in Ontario and Manitoba. On Thursday, commercial brokerage Navacord Corp. said it added Ontario-based brokerages Ives Insurance