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Moves and Views

September 1, 2016 by Greg Meckbach

1 Patrick Bieleny [1a] has been appointed president and chief executive officer of Western Financial Group, effective August 22, replacing Paul Taylor [1b], who retired July 4.     Bieleny was previously chief executive officer and managing director of private

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Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario announces Colin Simpson as new CEO

July 28, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario (IBAO) has announced the appointment of Colin Simpson as CEO, effective Wednesday. IBAO president Doug Heaman made the announcement on behalf of the association’s executive committee and recruitment committee. Simpson brings more than 15

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Cornerstone’s DaSilva resigns from IBAO board, Brian Purcell scheduled to be 2018 president

July 7, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Brian Purcell, broker/owner at James Purcell Insurance Broker Ltd., will “assume the position” of president of the Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario in 2018, IBAO announced Thursday. Wendy DaSilva, chief executive officer of Cornerstone Insurance Brokers Ltd., had been scheduled

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Alberta gov’t, Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo supporting small- and medium-sized businesses with re-entry to Fort McMurray

May 30, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The Government of Alberta, in partnership with the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB), is moving forward on initial steps to support small- and medium-sized businesses in their re-entry with a small business support centre. Government has also confirmed its

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Only 42% of polled Ontarians aware of upcoming auto insurance reforms: IBAO

May 25, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Consumer awareness of auto insurance reforms in Ontario – many of which come into force June 1 – is far from complete, with just four in 10 survey respondents reporting they are aware of the changes. Based on feedback from