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How a property owner can be liable when a motorcycle hits a wayward donkey

July 2, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

A Supreme Court of Canada decision released Thursday means a construction materials supplier is partly liable for injuries suffered by a motorcyclist who collided with a donkey that escaped from a rural property. In 2009, Amir Youssef was riding his

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SERVPRO selected by Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) as COVID-19 cleaning partner

July 2, 2020 by SERVPRO

Industry leader in clean-up and restoration available to provide services to more than 100,000 CFIB members across the country. MISSISSAUGA, ON, JULY 2, 2020/insPRESS/ – Canadian SERVPRO franchisees have recently been approved by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) to

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How the P&C industry can lead change in long-term care homes

June 30, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Insurers could be instrumental in pushing nursing homes and long-term care facilities to improve the way they manage the risk of a disease outbreak, a Toronto-based personal injury lawyer suggests. “As a plaintiff’s personal injury lawyer, I usually don’t see

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Three injured, including firefighter, in house fire in Toronto’s Little Italy

June 29, 2020 by THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – Two residents and a firefighter have been injured in an early morning house fire in Toronto’s Little Italy neighbourhood. Emergency crews were called to a home near College Street and Manning Avenue at 1:25 a.m. for a fire

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How IBC would change auto insurance regulation in four provinces

June 26, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Motorists in Ontario, Alberta, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador should be allowed to buy pay-per mile insurance, an Insurance Bureau of Canada official says. Those four provinces already allow usage-based insurance, wrote Ryan Stein, IBC’s executive director of auto

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Trillium Mutual Insurance donates $50,000 to 4-H Ontario Youth Mental Health Program

June 26, 2020 by Trillium Mutual Insurance

LISTOWEL, ON, JUNE 26, 2020/insPRESS/- Trillium Mutual Insurance, a leading Mutual Insurer focused on protecting and enhancing farms and rural communities, proudly announces a $50,000 donation through its ROOTS Community Fund to support 4-H Ontario’s: Taking Our Mental Health to

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Toronto officer now allegedly linked to illegal tow truck scheme

June 24, 2020 by Paola Loriggio - THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – A Toronto police officer arrested last week in the theft of a police radio has now allegedly been linked to an illegal operation benefiting the tow truck industry. Toronto police said Monday that 11 people, including 47-year-old Const.

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How long it’s taking now to approve Ontario auto rate filings

June 18, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

The average Ontario auto insurance filing now takes less than two weeks to get approved, the provincial regulator told Canadian Underwriter. The Financial Services Regulatory Authority announced this past October a “file and use” system for private passenger auto. For

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Ontario to introduce commercial eviction ban bill, retroactive to May 1

June 18, 2020 by THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – Ontario is introducing legislation today to temporarily ban commercial evictions. The government says it will protect commercial tenants from being locked out or having their assets seized due to the negative impacts of COVID-19. It would be retroactive

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What a politician says he’ll do if insurer rebates don’t measure up

June 17, 2020 by Adam Malik

Threats are being lobbed at auto insurers by an Ontario member of parliament who indicated that insurers not offering satisfactory relief measures could be called out and face repercussions. In the latest salvo from Ontario Finance Minister Rod Phillips —

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How Travelers won appeal over Ontario accident benefits dispute

June 17, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

When an Ontario woman was catastrophically injured in an accident in a Nunavut-plated vehicle in Nunavut, that vehicle’s insurer was initially told it had to pay Ontario accident benefits to the claimant. But in Travelers Insurance Company of Canada v.

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Are you sure you are not violating Ontario’s ‘take all comers’ auto rule?

June 15, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

If you fail to renew a client’s Ontario auto policy, even if that client missed a payment, you could attract close scrutiny from the provincial regulator. Ontario law prohibits insurers from declining to issue, terminating, or refusing to renew an