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Quebec health minister threatens to lock down bars if COVID rules are violated

July 7, 2020 by Sidhartha Banerjee - THE CANADIAN PRESS

MONTREAL – Quebec’s health minister threatened owners of bars and other venues across the province on Monday, saying he won’t hesitate to shut them down if COVID-19 public health directives are not followed. Describing the scenes at some establishments over

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Lac Megantic marks seventh anniversary of 2013 rail disaster with memorial site

July 6, 2020 by Stephanie Marin – THE CANADIAN PRESS

Seven years after a rail disaster decimated its downtown, Lac-Megantic sought Monday to honour both its past and future by inaugurating a long-planned memorial space at the site at the heart of the tragedy. On July 6, 2013, a runaway

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Out of control forest fire in Lac St Jean likely sparked by poorly extinguished campfire

June 22, 2020 by Sidhartha Banerjee - THE CANADIAN PRESS

MONTREAL – An improperly extinguished campfire is the likely cause behind a massive blaze in Quebec’s Lac-St-Jean region that remains out of control, Quebec’s Forestry Minister told a briefing on Sunday. “This photo is possibly where fire started,” Pierre Dufour

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Post-merger, new name awaits Canada’s third-largest P&C mutual

June 4, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

La Capitale and SSQ Insurance are expected to merge July 1 to form Canada’s largest mutual insurer, Quebec City-based La Capitale Insurance and Financial Services said Thursday. “The name of the new company will be announced in the next few

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Afterburn

April 8, 2020 by Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Home insurers in Quebec may be on the hook for major fire losses on their property policies in the aftermath of an earthquake

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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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Top 5 Canadian P&C insurance appointments in 2019

December 20, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

2019 saw a changing of the guard at several brokerages, insurers and associations. Here are the top 5. Gallagher Canada CEO Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., the fourth biggest property and casualty brokerage in the world, announced Dec. 5 that

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Quebec to appeal court ruling on homegrown cannabis

October 10, 2019 by The Canadian Press

QUEBEC – The Quebec government says it will appeal a decision invalidating parts of Quebec’s cannabis law that prohibited home cultivation. On Sept. 3, Quebec Superior Court Justice Manon Lavoie ruled Quebec’s legislation infringed upon the jurisdiction of the federal

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New president at Industrial Alliance Auto and Home

September 10, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Quebec’s eighth largest property and casualty insurer has a new president. François Blais is now president of Industrial Alliance Auto and Home Insurance and Prysm General Insurance, parent company iA Financial Corporation Inc. announced Tuesday. Blais, who joined Industrial Alliance

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New president, chief operating officer for Lussier Dale Parizeau

August 22, 2019 by Jason Contant

Quebec brokerage Lussier Dale Parizeau (LDP) has announced the appointment of Michel Laurin as president and chief operating officer, effective Sept. 9. Laurin has held executive positions and worked with major companies in the insurance and financial services sectors for

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Quebec’s largest brokerage merges with actuarial consulting firm

July 15, 2019 by Jason Contant

Quebec’s largest independent insurance brokerage, Lussier Dale Parizeau (LDP), has merged with actuarial consulting firm Samson Consulting Group. Samson Consulting Group, based in Terrebonne, Que., offers employee benefits support services to medium and large companies, trade unions and professional associations.

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Lussier Dale Parizeau continues M&A activity

June 18, 2019 by Jason Contant

Quebec’s largest brokerage, Lussier Dale Parizeau, has merged with financial services firm Genius Financial Group. André Lussier, president of Lussier Dale Parizeau, announced the merger along with the four partners of Genius Financial Group: Jean-Pierre Gauvreau, Serge Gravel, Éric Émond