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Why this electric scooter rider was convicted of driving with no auto insurance

October 7, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

A Supreme Court of Canada decision released Thursday means if your client is riding a certain type of scooter in British Columbia, they must be licensed and insured. In 2018, Ali Moussa Ghadban was stopped by a police officer in

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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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Phasing out gas generation by 2030 would lead to blackouts, higher bills, report says

October 7, 2021 The Canadian Press

TORONTO – Ontario’s electricity system operator says phasing out natural gas generation by 2030 would result in rotating blackouts and higher electricity bills. The Independent Electricity System Operator examined the idea after 31 municipal councils in the province called for

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30 Forensic Engineering Is Proud to Announce the Promotion of Rashmiya Raviraj CFEI, P.Eng. to Practice Lead of the Fire & Electrical Investigations Group

October 7, 2021 -30- Forensic Engineering

TORONTO, ON, OCTOBER 7, 2021 /insPRESS/ – 30 Forensic Engineering, Canada’s leading multidisciplinary forensic firm, is pleased to announce the promotion of Rashmiya Raviraj CFEI, P.Eng. to Practice Lead of our ever-growing Fire & Electrical Group.             

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How wedding insurance will adapt to a post-pandemic world

October 6, 2021 Brooke Smith

Wedding revenues dropped by almost 40% drop in Ontario last year, according to HelloSafe.ca, due largely to the COVID-19 pandemic. Wedding insurance, as a result, was also affected. Pre-pandemic, Front Row Insurance Brokers was receiving about 200 orders a month

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Auto client loses GAP insurance coverage dispute

October 6, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

A New Brunswick judge ruled last week in favour of a guaranteed asset protection (GAP) insurance provider that denied a claim from a motorist who borrowed money to buy a vehicle which was later destroyed by fire. In 2017, Jason

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What consumers want from the claims experience

October 6, 2021 by Jason Contant

Consumers are looking for a hybrid claims processing model — an intermixing of virtual and self-service with human adjuster interaction, according to the Future of Claims 2021 Report from LexisNexis Risk Solutions. “No matter how great the technology is, consumers

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Liberty Mutual Canada VP dies in plane accident

October 6, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

A Montreal-based claims executive with Liberty Mutual is one of eight people who died Sunday after an airplane crashed in Italy. Julien Brossard, who was Liberty Mutual Canada’s vice president of specialty claims, joined the insurer in 2012. A Pilatus

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As small business sentiment drops, Liberals pressed to give benefits extra life

October 6, 2021 Jordan Press - THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – A group representing thousands of small businesses says uncertainty over the fate of federal pandemic supports is causing its members to lose confidence in their financial prospects, and pushing the Liberals to provide more life support for ailing

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30 Forensic Engineering Strengthens Vancouver Office Fire Investigation Group with the Senior Appointment of Neil Ralston CFE, CFEI, CFVI, CFII

October 6, 2021 -30- Forensic Engineering

VANCOUVER, BC, OCTOBER 6, 2021 /insPRESS/ – 30 Forensic Engineering, Canada’s leading multidisciplinary forensic firm, is pleased to announce the appointment of Neil Ralston CFE, CFEI, CFVI, CFII as Senior Associate, within the Fire & Electrical Investigations group.         

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Here are your security blindspots in the new hybrid workplace

October 5, 2021 by Jason Contant

The hybrid workplace increases your client’s cyber risk exposure, as cybercriminals have spotted new opportunities with a distributed workforce and are determined to exploit soft spots associated with remote work, HP suggests. According to the HP Wolf Security Blurred Lines

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Mass personalization can enhance customer experience: PwC Canada

October 5, 2021 Canadian Underwriter Staff

Accelerated digitization continues to drive strong M&A activity in P&C, with brokerages that prioritize the customer in their digitization strategies more likely to succeed. “Understanding the customer and how to change the customer experience will be the key differentiator for