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Fairfax Financial consortium signs US$4.7 billion deal to buy BlackBerry

September 23, 2013 by The Canadian Press

TORONTO – BlackBerry Ltd. has signed a deal to be bought by a consortium led by its largest shareholder in a deal valued at U$4.7 billion, the companies announced Monday. The consortium led by Fairfax Financial Holdings. Ltd., a Canadian

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SGI cancels “green” rebate for fuel-efficient vehicles

April 25, 2012 by Canadian Underwriter

Saskatchewan motorists who drive environmentally friendly vehicles will no longer be receiving a provincial rebate. Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) has cancelled the break on auto insurance for hybrid and fuel-efficient vehicles, first launched in 2008. SGI’s decision attracted some criticism

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Getting rid of distractions by getting rid of the drivers

March 12, 2012 by Canadian Underwriter

One way to prevent distracted driving is to take the drivers out of the equation and have the cars drive themselves, as noted in bloggers’ posts on And while this may seem like a technologist’s utopian fantasy, Nevada’s Legislative

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Repairs for hybrid vehicles cost more than repairs for non-hybrids

August 9, 2010 by Canadian Underwriter

Claims costs are higher for hybrid cars and SUVs than for non-hybrids, according to Mitchell International. In its Quarterly Feature of the Mitchell Industry Trends Report, Mitchell International says hybrids have higher collision claims frequencies and severity than non-hybrids.Overall, hybrids

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What’s New: In Brief (July 22, 2009)

July 22, 2009 by Canadian Underwriter

Two entities of the Totten Group within Quebec — the Groupe Gestionnaire d’Assurances Totten Ltee, and Norac Totten Gestionnaire d’Assurances Ltee — have been merged into one operation going forward.Gino Vaisica will become vice president of the Quebec Region for