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Ontario auto claimants seek leave to appeal HST dispute to Supreme Court

October 13, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

A dispute over the handling of sales tax in Ontario auto accident benefits claims could reach the Supreme Court of Canada. In 2018, several auto clients filed lawsuits in Ontario against accident benefits insurers. Plaintiffs allege those carriers either included

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How auto insurance rates are trending in Alberta, Ontario and Atlantic Canada

October 8, 2021 by Jason Contant

Auto insurance rates plunged in Alberta and Ontario this spring, while rates stayed flat in Atlantic Canada, according to Q2 2021 results from LowestRates.ca’s latest Auto Insurance Price Index Report. In Alberta, rates decreased 11% quarter-over-quarter after a steep incline

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Home insurance can be more expensive in smaller towns: experts

October 8, 2021 by Salmaan Farooqui - THE CANADIAN PRESS

As some Canadians are priced out of larger cities and look to move to smaller communities, insurance experts say homebuyers should be aware that life in a small town can often mean higher home insurance premiums. According to financial products

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The latest acquisitions from Westland and Hub

October 7, 2021 by Jason Contant

Large brokerages Westland Insurance Group Ltd. and Hub International Limited have both announced recent mergers and acquisitions activity. On Tuesday, Surrey, B.C.-headquartered Westland said it had acquired personal and commercial lines brokerage Insurance Unlimited in Mississauga, Ont. The following day,

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Phasing out gas generation by 2030 would lead to blackouts, higher bills, report says

October 7, 2021 by The Canadian Press

TORONTO – Ontario’s electricity system operator says phasing out natural gas generation by 2030 would result in rotating blackouts and higher electricity bills. The Independent Electricity System Operator examined the idea after 31 municipal councils in the province called for

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Tornado blows change through Ontario bylaws

October 5, 2021 by Jason Contant, Online Editor

Municipalities respond to series of tornadoes with new rules governing building construction.

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Off the rails again: Ottawa’s troublesome trains keep jumping the tracks

October 4, 2021 by Laura Osman - THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – The gravel strewn across the bike path was the first sign of trouble. Ottawa resident Steven Grant was out for a ride on Sept. 19 when he noticed an LRT train stopped in the middle of the tracks.

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Ontario government offers to help Wheatley recover from massive explosion    

September 28, 2021 by The Canadian Press

WHEATLEY, Ont. – A town in southwestern Ontario rocked by a massive explosion last month will be receiving up to $2 million from the provincial government to help with recovery efforts.   The province says the funds will help businesses affected

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Ontario government pledges $100 million to help tourism sector recover from COVID-19 

September 27, 2021 by The Canadian Press

TORONTO – Ontario is investing $100 million in the province’s tourism sector to help it recover from the impact of COVID-19. Tourism Minister Lisa MacLeod says the money will be distributed through the new Tourism Recovery Program. McLeod says the

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COVID shutdown not a ‘physical loss,’ insurance lawyer says

September 23, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

A recent Court of Appeal for Ontario ruling, in favour of commercial property insurer FM Global, could be good news for insurers facing pandemic business interruption claims but the decision may also be reviewed by the Supreme Court of Canada,

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UK-based MGA expands into Canada

September 23, 2021 by Jason Contant

London, United Kingdom-based managing general agent Landmark Underwriting has expanded into Canada with the opening of an office location in Toronto. Landmark (Canada) Ltd. o/a Landmark Underwriting recently obtained the Registered Insurance Brokers of Ontario (RIBO) licence and is now

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For how long will condo insurance rates continue to climb?

September 20, 2021 by Jason Contant

Rising condo insurance premiums will continue at least through the first two quarters of 2022, according to LowestRates.ca’s latest Home Insurance Price Index. Condo insurance premiums are continuing to rise in Canada, sustaining a years-long increase, the rate comparison site