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Why the Supreme Court of Canada validated this limitation-of-liability clause

October 15, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

A software consulting firm that was sued in Quebec for $6.25 million can rely on a limitation of liability clause in its consulting and integration contract, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled in a decision released Friday. In 6362222 Canada

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Montreal-made website uses AI to show impacts of climate change on any address

October 14, 2021 by Tara Deschamps - THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – Imagine Parliament Hill blanketed in orange skies, floodwaters climbing the sides of BC Place stadium or a thick layer of smog fogging the view of Halifax from Citadel Hill. These are all scenes depicted on a website published

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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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Quebec to move ahead with plan to redistribute $39 million to Lac-Megantic victims

October 1, 2021 by The Canadian Press

LAC-MEGANTIC, Que. – The Quebec government is moving ahead with plans to redistribute $39 million to those impacted by the 2013 rail disaster in Lac-Megantic, Que., that killed 47 people. About $20 million will go directly to victims recognized during

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Car hits 9 people at Quebec polling station

September 21, 2021 by The Canadian Press

MONTREAL – Police say the condition of a 77-year-old woman is uncertain after she was among nine people hit by a car outside a polling station in a Montreal suburb Monday evening. Sgt. Veronique Comtois said today the woman’s injuries

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Fire breaks out at lumber-drying facility southeast of Quebec City

September 20, 2021 by The Canadian Press

BEAUCEVILLE, Que. – Quebec provincial police say eight people were injured in an early morning fire at a lumber-drying facility southeast of Quebec City. Provincial police say they received 911 calls around 7:30 a.m. for a fire at the company

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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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Looking for a quick D&O rebound after COVID? Don’t hold your breath….

July 9, 2021 by David Gambrill

Brokers looking to see directors’ and officers’ (D&O) insurance pricing and capacity rebound quickly after the pandemic had better not hold their breath — especially with the Canadian government now starting to pull the plug on certain COVID relief measures

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BFL president reacts to regulator’s effort to prevent Aon-Willis merger

June 23, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

In trying to block Aon plc’s proposed acquisition of Willis Towers Watson plc, the United States competition regulator is off the mark in how it describes the world’s three-biggest property and casualty commercial insurance brokerages, suggests a senior executive with

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Cleanup of trees, debris underway after deadly Quebec tornado

June 22, 2021 by Morgan Lowrie - THE CANADIAN PRESS

MASCOUCHE, Que. – Residents of a town north of Montreal on Tuesday were clearing out tree branches and twisted debris scattered by a deadly tornado that tore through the community and killed one of their neighbours. The tornado Monday afternoon

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BFL Canada founder on the catalyst for setting up his own foundation

June 21, 2021 by Jason Contant

When Barry Lorenzetti set up his family foundation a few years ago, it was with his uncle Arthur in mind. Lorenzetti, president, CEO and founder of commercial brokerage BFL Canada, remembers when his uncle would visit Lorenzetti’s home when he

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Montreal library closes after hacking attack on daycare registration website

May 17, 2021 by The Canadian Press

MONTREAL – A large library in Montreal will be closed until Tuesday morning in the wake of a hacking attack on Quebec’s public daycare registration website. Quebec’s Treasury Board Secretariat issued a recommendation on Friday evening urging all government bodies