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What happens if a condo client’s marijuana use offends the neighbours?

January 28, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

With the legalization of recreational cannabis, what happens when there is a dispute between neighbours in a condominium and how does a condo corporation or board handle it? A lot of condominium corporations have passed rules around odours, says Armand

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What Santa delivered to Ontario auto insurers

December 23, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Sugar plums are likely dancing in the heads of at least some Ontario auto underwriters as a result of a series of developments over the past year. When the government released its budget this past April, it included a bunch

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Top 3 M&A insurance deals in 2019

December 20, 2019 by Jason Contant

2019 saw a slew of mergers and acquisitions in the Canadian P&C space and it’s unlikely 2020 will buck the trend. In fact, in the past few weeks alone, one Ontario brokerage bought another one, a Florida-based brokerage bought a

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Man named in FSRA warning denies soliciting business for Sonnet

December 13, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

A Toronto man who told Canadian Underwriter he recommended direct writer Sonnet to some of his friends is denying allegations made by the Ontario insurance market conduct regulator that he actually solicited auto insurance through Sonnet. “I am not soliciting

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Why thousands of unsafe commercial vehicles remain on Ontario roads

December 6, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

More than half of Ontario’s commercial vehicle carriers have not been inspected by the province’s transportation ministry in the past two years, and the number of vehicles inspected each year has dropped big-time. These were among the findings in the

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Which way is winter tire usage trending in Canada?

November 21, 2019 by Adam Malik

Canadians are getting the message when it comes to the importance of driving with winter tires, a new study has found. But Insurance Bureau of Canada warned that more than just strapping them to your car is enough to ensure

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Intact loses court battle over voiding auto policy for misrepresentation

September 26, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

If an Ontario auto insurer discovers a client made a material misrepresentation or non-disclosure in its application, could the insurer treat the policy as invalid to begin with? Not now. Or at least, not if the fact situation is the

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Intact agrees to buy The Guarantee and MGA Frank Cowan

August 15, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Canada’s largest property and casualty insurer, Intact Financial Corp. has agreed to buy The Guarantee Company of North America and MGA Frank Cowan Company Limited for about $1 billion from Princeton Holdings. Princeton will continue to own retail brokerage Cowan

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How SGI’s expansion into Ontario auto fared last year

July 12, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Saskatchewan’s government-owned insurer has been blindsided by its Ontario auto line. Regina-based Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) reported Tuesday that SGI Canada’s 2018-19 loss ratio in Ontario was 91.9%, up 16.5 points from 75.4% in 2017-18. That increase was “largely due

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Over half of Ontario cannabis store openings delayed

April 3, 2019 by Shawn Jeffords and Armina Ligaya - THE CANADIAN PRESS

Customers lined up at Ontario’s first brick-and-mortar cannabis stores on Monday, but fewer than half of the province’s government-licensed outlets were ready to open. The Progressive Conservative government had planned to have 25 private stores launch on April 1, but

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New Ontario auto catastrophic impairment definition starts in 2016

September 3, 2015 by Canadian Underwriter

A new definition of catastrophic impairment, for vehicle accident injuries, takes effect next year, the Financial Services Commission of Ontario suggested in a recent bulletin. The new definition of catastrophic impairment, in Ontario’s standard accident benefits schedule (SABS), “includes new

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Desjardins launches Ajusto mobile app for auto insurance in Ontario, Quebec

March 27, 2015 by Canadian Underwriter

Desjardins General Insurance Group Inc. of Levis, Quebec announced Friday the availability of a mobile app for its Ajusto usage-based auto insurance, under which DGIG offers discounts based on driving behaviour. With the Ajusto app – for devices running Apple