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How insurers can help manage flood risk in Indigenous communities

February 20, 2024 by Jason Contant

Insurers need to play a greater role in helping to manage high-risk flood areas in Indigenous communities, a tribal chief said during the CatIQ Connect conference earlier this month. “At some point, you as insurers are going to have to

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Clarifying Nativelands: What the decision means to brokers

October 11, 2023 Stephen F. Gleave, partner, DLA Canada (Toronto)

Canadian Underwriter published an article on Sept. 19, 2023, entitled “Court draws distinction between a brokerage and a consultant.” The article deals with an important decision of Ontario Superior Court Justice Edward Morgan released on July 25, 2023. The matter

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Indigenous Services Canada failing First Nations in response to wildfires, floods: AG

November 15, 2022 Stephanie Taylor - THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – The federal government still hasn’t provided First Nations with the support they need to respond to emergencies such as wildfires and floods despite warnings almost a decade ago, says a new report from Canada’s auditor general. Karen Hogan

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Indigenous non-profit looks to acquire ownership of Trans Mountain Pipeline

January 24, 2022 Amanda Stephenson - THE CANADIAN PRESS

CALGARY – A new Indigenous non-profit organization is seeking an ownership stake in the Trans Mountain Pipeline, saying its aim is to make sure communities along the pipeline’s route receive its benefits directly. Nesika Services publicly launched Monday, calling itself

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Partnership creates “Canada’s largest Indigenous-owned insurance agency”

March 6, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

TIPI Insurance Partners and IMI Brokerage Company have announced a partnership to create “Canada’s largest Indigenous-owned insurance agency,” providing property insurance, pension plans and group benefits designed exclusively for Indigenous people. Announced late last week, the partnership roughly doubles TIPI’s

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Oceans Protection Plan includes robust polluter-pay approach to abandoned, derelict and wrecked vessels

November 8, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Canada’s new $1.5 billion national Oceans Protection Plan involves a raft of measures to help protect the country’s marine environment, including a pollution-pay approach with regard to abandoned, derelict and wrecked vessels The national plan was announced Monday in St.