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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

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Fire-ravaged court building in Saguenay Lac-St-Jean will be rebuilt, Quebec government says

May 10, 2021 by The Canadian Press

The Quebec government on Sunday announced plans to rebuild a historic courthouse in the Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean region that was heavily damaged by fire and smoke the previous night.   Andree Laforest, the legislature member for the region, confirmed the province would help

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Port of Montreal volumes fall for first time in seven years due to pandemic, strikes

May 3, 2021 by The Canadian Press

MONTREAL – The COVID-19 pandemic, a dockworkers strike and a rail blockage hit the Port of Montreal, which saw its cargo volumes fall in 2020 for the first time in seven years. The port says its volumes fell 14 per

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Brian Parsons joins BFL Canada from Willis Towers Watson

April 27, 2021 by Jason Contant

BFL Canada announced Tuesday it has appointed Brian Parsons as its new president of BFL Canada’s national risk management division. The large commercial brokerage said in a press release Tuesday that it will also announce new appointments in its risk