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Government of Canada announces plan to ban asbestos by 2018

December 15, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The Government of Canada announced on Thursday that it will ban asbestos and asbestos-containing products by 2018. According to a statement from the federal government, the comprehensive ban on asbestos will include: Creating new regulations that ban the manufacture, use,

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Staying the same not a sustainable approach to attracting young professionals to insurance

November 23, 2016 by Angela Stelmakowich

The traditional insurance world must change with the times – reflecting shifting demographics and fostering diversity – if it is to build on the progress made with regard to attracting more young professionals to the field. “The traditional (insurance) world

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Alcohol, drugs different, drug-impaired driving a growing concern: panel

September 22, 2016 by Angela Stelmakowich

Alcohol and drugs are different and approaches to addressing related impairment issues will likely need to be different as well, Doug Beirness, senior research associate with the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA), suggested Wednesday during a State Farm-sponsored event

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Growth in commercial unmanned aircraft systems, UAS, to bring both benefits, new risks: Allianz

September 13, 2016 by Angela Stelmakowich

The use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) is set to soar south of the border — expected to triple the number of manned aircraft by year’s end — producing new risks that will require insurers to adopt a new view,

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Are You Keeping Up?

May 17, 2016 Emily Atkins, Editor

The pace of change facing the independent adjuster, along with the entire P&C insurance industry, is blistering. And the risks of not keeping abreast of new developments are high, for small and large firms alike. So where’s an adjuster to turn for advice and education in the brave new world? Turns out there are options; you just have to find the time.

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IBC ShakeZone tour visits British Columbia for earthquake preparedness

April 30, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) has teamed up with the government of British Columbia, 34 municipalities and local universities to remind British Columbians of the importance of earthquake preparedness. The IBC ShakeZone tour will make 34 stops throughout Vancouver,