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Criminal Code changes proposing mandatory alcohol screening of drivers tabled for second reading

May 24, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The federal government is aiming to remove the “bolus drinking” loophole with amendments to the Criminal Code provisions on impaired driving, Attorney General of Canada Jody Wilson-Raybould suggested Friday on Parliament Hill. If Bill C-46 is passed into law, Canadian

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Federal government invests $2.5 million to examine Canadian start-ups

April 28, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) has announced a “non-repayable contribution” of up to $2.5 million to Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ont. to support a national “scale-up data platform.” The platform will “capture and track

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72% of employees willing to share sensitive, confidential or regulated company info: survey

April 25, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Nearly three in four (72% of) employees across eight countries, including Canada, are willing to share sensitive, confidential or regulated company information, according to a recent survey from computer technology company Dell. Late last week, Dell released the results of

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Water level detectors in all below-waterline compartments should be mandatory for large fishing vessels: TSB

April 21, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

More than 26 years after the fatal sinking of a leaking fishing vessel north of Nova Scotia, the federal government has still not mandated water level detectors on all large fishing vessels, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada warned this

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PACICC to participate in federal government’s review of insolvency legislation next year

April 18, 2017 Jason Contant, Online Editor

The Property and Casualty Insurance Compensation Corporation (PACICC) will participate in the federal government’s review of financial sector regulations next year, including the examination of an act that has not “really been reviewed” in more than a century. The Winding-up

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Worldwide spending on security technology expected to reach US$81.7 billion in 2017: International Data Corporation

March 31, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Worldwide spending on security technology is forecast to reach US$81.7 billion this year, according to a recently released guide from International Data Corporation (IDC), a global provider of market intelligence, advisory services and events for the information technology, telecommunications and

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Federal, Ontario governments invest in Ford Canada centre focusing on connectivity

March 30, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Justin Trudeau has announced a joint federal and Ontario government investment in the Ford Motor Company of Canada, part of which will help establish a new research and engineering centre focusing on connectivity research and development. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

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Ottawa promises funding to address risk of food contaminated by listeria, artificial intelligence research

March 24, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The federal government is proposing to spend $125 million on a “strategy” for artificial intelligence, to be administered by the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR). “From smartphone applications that can understand human speech to self-driving cars, artificial intelligence is

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Federal disaster mitigation funding “a leap forward”: ICLR

March 23, 2017 Angela Stelmakowich

The federal budget’s commitment to create a $2 billion Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation Fund demonstrates Ottawa’s increasing support for disaster risk reduction, suggests Glenn McGillivray, managing director of the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR). “For many years, the federal

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Ottawa plans to eliminate tax exemption for farm property insurers, amend anti-money laundering laws

March 23, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The federal government said Wednesday it is proposing to eliminate a tax exemption introduced in 1954 for insurance carriers providing property insurance for farming and fishing properties. In its budget document, the ruling Liberals suggested they want to give the

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Landmark federal investments for disaster-proofing communities, enhancing resilience: IBC

March 23, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) has voiced the property and casualty industry’s strong support for the federal government’s move to beef up investments aimed at enhancing resilience by better disaster-proofing communities. As part of the 2017 Federal Budget tabled Wednesday,

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IBC supports regional platform for disaster risk reduction outcomes, vows to continue working with government

March 15, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) has voiced the property and casualty industry’s continued support for efforts by the federal government to enhance disaster risk reduction and make communities more resilient. “Our industry remains committed to being a full partner with