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First Cat of the year predicted after powerful “derecho” storm

May 24, 2022 by Alyssa DiSabatino

A series of powerful thunderstorms that affected Ontario and parts of Quebec this weekend is already being billed by the industry as the first major Cat of 2022. And while industry experts anticipate a large number of insured damages, one

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What cottagers may overlook when it comes to seasonal insurance

May 17, 2022 by Alyssa DiSabatino

With the May long weekend just around the corner, many Canadians will be packing their bags and heading up to the cottage, but a post-pandemic surge of demand may mean a lot of cottage rentals, and some important points of

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Beware the tax implications of unlicensed insurance

May 3, 2022 by Jason Contant

If you’re looking to place a risk through an insurer that’s not licensed to write business in Canada, it’s important to understand the requirements around filing federal and provincial taxes, as well as special broker licenses. Although direct placement with

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Good news for Quebec’s D&O insurance market

May 3, 2022 by David Gambrill

Quebec has taken a big step towards aligning its duty to defend rules with those of other Canadian provinces, meaning certain insurance contracts in Quebec will be exempt from a legal requirement to pay for insurance defence costs above and

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By how much UBI use increased during the pandemic

April 20, 2022 by Jason Contant

Canadian drivers appear to be gravitating toward usage-based insurance (UBI) as the COVID-19 pandemic stretches past its second year. Since 2019, there has been a 40% increase in the number of drivers opting into UBI when filing out a car

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Extreme heat should be labelled a natural disaster, new report urges

April 20, 2022 by Mia Rabson - THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – Governments should consider extreme heat a natural disaster as climate change raises the risk of soaring summer temperatures in much of Canada, a new report says. Irreversible Extreme Heat, penned by experts at the Intact Centre on Climate

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A car crashes in Ontario: Why Canadian auto insurers pay attention

April 13, 2022 by Daniel Strigberger

People love to visit Ontario. Unfortunately, some of them get into car accidents. Why should a visitor’s auto insurer care about accidents in Ontario? Because when a non-resident is involved in an auto accident in the province, their insurers will

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‘Professional activities’ exclusions: Why insurers must almost always defend

April 13, 2022 by David Gambrill

Quebec’s Superior Court notes an insurer will almost always have a duty to defend an insured in disputes over policy exclusions for “professional activities.” “A review of the case law dealing with exclusion for ‘professional activities’ reveals that, in almost

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More than eight in 10 Canadians admit they drive distracted

April 11, 2022 by Alyssa DiSabatino

Eighty-three per cent of Canadian drivers engage in at least one distracted driving behaviour, and this has only increased in the past year, finds a recent survey. But distracted driving doesn’t come without its costs.   Non-digital distractions lead the

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Top 4 brokerage steps into new province with acquisition

March 8, 2022 by Jason Contant

Founding Navacord broker partner Jones DesLauriers has announced Navacord’s inaugural partnership in Quebec with the addition of Abatis Risk Management (Abatis Gestion de Risques inc.) to its ranks. “The addition of Abatis deepens the Jones DesLauriers’ commercial bench strength, further

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Reinsurance broker opens Montreal office

February 17, 2022 by Canadian Underwriter Staff

Global reinsurance broker Gallagher Re has set up a Montreal branch led by new executive vice president Isabelle LaPalme. She will lead Gallagher Re’s expansion into Quebec and the French-speaking insurance community. LaPalme will work closely with colleagues in Toronto

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Insurers lose privilege bid after mill’s internal explosion investigation

February 11, 2022 by David Gambrill

Six insurance companies and a pulp and paper manufacturing company, Fortress Specialty Cellulose, have lost their bid to have a PowerPoint presentation about the cause of a commercial explosion protected under litigation privilege. In rejecting their argument, the Superior Court