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New legal risks of retaining contractors instead of employees

November 22, 2017 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Companies subject to Ontario labour laws could face an additional risk of fines, penalties and orders to pay severance to terminated contractors if labour enforcement staff conclude that independent contractors are actually employees, a lawyer warned Wednesday. With Bill 148,

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Wawanesa subsidiary Trimont Financial to acquire Western Financial Group and Western Life Assurance from Desjardins Group

February 16, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Trimont Financial Ltd., a subsidiary of The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company, announced on Thursday that it will acquire Western Financial Group and Western Life Assurance (together as Western) from Desjardins Financial Corporation, a Desjardins Group subsidiary, for a total transaction

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‘Intelligent,’ tailored cyber insurance solution launched in Canada

September 1, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

David Peterson, chairman of business law firm Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP, and U.S. Governor Tom Ridge, the first U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security and former governor of Pennsylvania, announced on Thursday the launch of Ridge Canada Cyber Solutions, Inc.,