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Search ends for crashed float plane in Labrador

August 14, 2019 Holly McKenzie-Sutter - THE CANADIAN PRESS

JOHN’S, N.L. – The lengthy search for a downed float plane and its three missing passengers has been suspended, and officers who took part in the rescue effort have left the Labrador lake where the plane crashed last month, the

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Fatal commercial float plane crash in Labrador lake

July 16, 2019 THE CANADIAN PRESS

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – A search is underway for four people missing after a float plane crashed into a Labrador lake on Monday, killing three of the occupants. Jean Tremblay, president of the small Quebec airline that owns the plane,

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Up in the Air

April 8, 2018 Sean Tindale, Lawyer, Partner, Hughes Amys LLP

Your client’s liability for negligent drone use is a gray area. Here’s what insurers should consider when assessing the civil liability of drone operators.

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Drone collisions on radar of risk managers

February 15, 2018 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

A recent collision between a passenger plane and a drone has prompted Canada’s airplane accident investigation agency to warn of the risk of flying drones near airports. “The use of drones near an aerodrome or within controlled airspace poses a

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Hub International purchases “certain assets” of Quebec surety broker

August 8, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Chicago, Ill.-based Hub International Limited announced on Monday that Hub Quebec has purchased “certain assets” from Patrice Varin, through a corporation held by him. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Varin will join Hub Quebec, bringing with him a

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Absence of large losses contributes to 20.6-point drop in Q2 combined ratio for PartnerRe

August 1, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

PartnerRe Ltd. reported a combined ratio of 87.7% during the three months ending June 30, a 20.6-point improvement over 108.3% during the same period in 2016, when Canada experienced its most expensive natural disaster ever and a loss from an

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Combined ratio down 4.6 points at Axis Capital

July 28, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Axis Capital Holdings Ltd. reported Wednesday a 4.6-point improvement in its Q2 combined ratio, from 102.2% in the second quarter of 2016 to 97.6% in the latest quarter. Pembroke, Bermuda-based Axis Capital writes both reinsurance and commercial primary insurance worldwide

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Lack of safety management systems found in “numerous” marine, aviation accident investigations: TSB

July 24, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Fifteen years after four passengers drowned in an accident aboard an amphibious sightseeing vehicle across the Ottawa River from the nation’s capital, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada warned Thursday that there has “been only limited progress” on expanding the

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Death rate on Canadian fishing vessels a ‘disturbing statistic,’ warns Transportation Safety Board

July 21, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The number of aviation accidents reported to the Transportation Safety Board of Canada during the year ending March 31 was nearly 20% lower than the 10-year average, but still “not enough has been done” to reduce the risk of collisions

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Fatal plane crash report highlights concern about night visual flight rules: TSB

July 17, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

There is an increased risk of aviation accidents if pilots flying at night are not required “to maintain instrument flying proficiency,” the Transportation Safety Board of Canada suggested in a recently-released report. On Nov. 9, 2015, a Cessna 182 crashed

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Aerial Manoeuvres

April 1, 2017 Jeffrey McCann, Vice President, Digital Strategy, Shaw Sabey & Associates

Brokers will play a critical role as trusted risk management advisors in the rapidly expanding drone industry. Brokers need to inform their customers that as soon as the rotors are turning, a standard general liability policy no longer responds, and either an aviation policy or an endorsement is required.

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Larger liability claims expected to become more expensive, complex: AGCS

March 30, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

There is increasing potential for “larger liability claims to become more expensive, complex and international, demonstrating the pervasive and long-term nature of liability losses,” suggests a new global claims review released Thursday by Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS). Industrial,