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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

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Contrary to popular belief, Eastern Canada is more at risk of earthquakes than perceived

September 16, 2021 by The Canadian Press

By Jeremy Rimando, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Structural Geology and Tectonics, McMaster University and Alexander Lewis Peace, Assistant Professor (Structural Geology), McMaster University – THE CONVERSATION This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news,

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Linda O’Leary found not guilty of careless driving in fatal boat crash

September 14, 2021 by Paola Loriggio - THE CANADIAN PRESS

Prosecutors failed to prove Linda O’Leary was operating her boat without proper care or consideration for others when it crashed into another vessel in central Ontario two years ago, a judge ruled Tuesday as he cleared her in the fatal

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Appeal court quashes ruling that ‘resulting physical damage’ can mean ‘loss of use’

September 13, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Your commercial client could get business interruption coverage if they can no longer “use” their property, but only if the policy wording actually says so, a Court of Appeal for Ontario panel suggests. MDS Inc. v. Factory Mutual Insurance Company,

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New M&A deals involve Westland, Armour Group

September 9, 2021 by Jason Contant

After a brief lull in mergers and acquisitions activity, the Canadian P&C insurance space has seen a surge in recent announcements. Large Canadian-owned brokerage Westland Insurance Group Ltd. said on Tuesday it had acquired two Alberta brokerages: Riverstone Insurance in

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Freight trains collide near Prescott, Ont., one person with minor injuries

September 3, 2021 by The Canadian Press

PRESCOTT, Ont. – Two freight trains collided in eastern Ontario on Thursday, leaving one person with minor injuries. Authorities said the collision between two CN Rail trains took place near Prescott, Ont., and also resulted in a minor fuel leak

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Shhh! Don’t show this article to a jury in a vehicle accident lawsuit

August 31, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

An Ontario court has refused a plaintiff’s request to tell a jury about the statutory deductible, of nearly $40,000 for pain and suffering, in motor vehicle accident tort claims. “The jury is not asked to determine how much the plaintiff

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How brokers can maintain community sponsorships in a pandemic

August 27, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced Canadian property and casualty insurance brokerages to find new ways of marketing their brand through community events and sponsorships. “One of the challenges – particularly for small and mid-sized brokerages in Western Canada – has

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Mixed result for motor vehicle injury plaintiff’s bid to quash surveillance evidence

August 25, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Insurers defending auto tort claims should think twice before surreptitiously filming plaintiffs on their wedding day. This is among the takeaways from Rumney v. Nelson, released Aug. 19 by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. A construction firm is being

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3 things that can reduce risk of property cat loss recurrence: Aviva Canada CEO

August 24, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Fire resistant cement board siding, hail-resilient asphalt shingles and backwater valves are among the measures property owners can implement now to protect their assets from climate-related disasters, Aviva Canada CEO Jason Storah suggested Tuesday. “We have enough scientific data to

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Should public workers’ compensation protect clients from liability for mental stress caused by harassment?

August 23, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Ontario’s workers’ compensation tribunal was wrong when it decided that a Niagara Falls hotel can’t be sued by a former worker who alleges she was forced to quit after suffering harassment, the provincial Divisional Court has ruled. As a result

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New Canadian P&C broking head for Willis Towers Watson

August 20, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Dublin-based brokerage Willis Towers Watson PLC has appointed Kate Mead as head of its Canadian property and casualty broking team. Mead was previously Willis Towers Watson’s practice leader for the midwest, northeast United States and Canadian environmental business, the brokerage