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Wildfire is a paradox we must learn to live with
by Glenn McGillivray

Right from the get go, it is instilled in us that fire has very few redeeming qualities if any at all. Essentially nothing good ever comes from fire, or so we’re told. It’s an evil force that must be quelled, no matter the cost. The problem with

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Insurance Fraud Might Have a Wider Radius Than We Previously Thought
by Steve Livingstone

The insurance industry is familiar with the fight against fraudulent claims, particularly in Ontario. It’s been a hot topic for several years now, but it might actually be spreading further throughout the province more than we previously thought—de

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Insured’s Coverage Claim Knocked Out
by Daniel Strigberger

The Ontario Court of Appeal has overturned a lower decision that found an insurer owed a duty to defend an insured in a sexual assault claim, under a commercial general liability policy.  The Claim In Southside Muay Thai Academy Corp. v. Aviva,

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COVID, BI and takeaways from the 9/11 lawsuit: An interview with someone who was there
by Glenn McGillivray

[caption id="attachment_9161" align="alignright" width="300"] Stephen K. Dishart, President, Dishart Communications & Crisis Management Consultants[/caption] Stephen Dishart served as Managing Director of Corporate Communication and HR for Swiss R

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The Coronavirus: A Litmus Test for Insurance?
by Steve Kaukinen

The immediate and direct effect of Covid-19 on the insurance industry is obvious and broad reaching. For many reasons, insurers must consider their ability to operate during the pandemic as an indication of their preparedness for the future. From clai

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New Realty Risks: Getting Apartment Buildings & Condos Insured
by Jason DiReto

If you’re a broker looking to insure an apartment building or condominium complex in Canada, you should be aware of the challenges — and how to navigate them. In today’s hard market, most insurance companies are reluctant to take on new multi-

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Is a COVID-19 business interruption covered under a standard Business Interruption policy?
by Peter Morris

To the lay person, it only stands to reason that a business interruption policy would respond to what for many enterprises isn’t merely an interruption in their business, it is quite possibly a death knell. This is certainly the sentiment of the Regi

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P&C Brokerages – How to Survive the COVID-19 Financial Crisis
by Mike Berris

Someone once asked Ernest Hemingway how he went bankrupt and he responded, “Two ways. Gradually, then suddenly.” This short piece is intended to provide you with strategies to protect your brokerage and position yourself for the recovery that wi

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BRACE FOR IMPACT: Coronavirus, The Canadian Economy & Insurance
by Curtis Killen

P & C industry professionals, commercial insurance brokers and underwriters all love stats. After all, our entire industry is based on analyzing data and understanding trends. So, before we get started, let me start off with some statistics

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Hickory Dickory Dock, COVID-19 Stopped our Clock
by Daniel Strigberger

The Ontario government announced last Friday that it was suspending limitation periods while the province was under a state of emergency because of COVID-19. This will have a major impact on loss transfer and priority disputes. Loss Transfer Limitatio