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Ontario government to table home inspector licensing legislation

August 18, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Six months after a bill proposing to regulate home inspectors was tabled in the Ontario legislature, the provincial government said Wednesday it plans to “introduce legislation this fall that would, if passed, regulate the province’s home inspection industry.” Bill 165,

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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

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Some motorists under the influence of marijuana believe they can drive safely: poll

May 18, 2016 by Angela Stelmakowich

More than four in 10 polled Canadians who have driven under the influence of marijuana reported they believe there was no impact on their ability to drive safely, indicate results of a State Farm Canada survey released Tuesday. Results –

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Ontario auto reforms should help cut transaction costs: Cameron

May 11, 2016 by Angela Stelmakowich

If things unfold as intended, Ontario’s auto insurance reforms should help reduce transaction costs that have long been an issue for the entire system, James Cameron, president of Cameron & Associates, suggested during an industry event Tuesday. “The goal of

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Increased wildfire-related violation tickets come into force in B.C.

April 4, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Increased fines for a variety of wildfire-related violation tickets came into force in British Columbia on Friday. The province’s Ministry of Forests, Lands and Resource Operations said in a press release on Monday that anyone caught contravening specified open burning

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Beazley’s data breach response insurance product now available in Canada

April 1, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Beazley announced Thursday it has launched its flagship breach response product in Canada, which protects the personal data of as many as five million individuals per breach. “Canada’s Digital Privacy Act, passed in 2015, will soon impose additional obligations on