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Has COVID-19 changed restaurant insurance forever?

July 13, 2023 Jason Contant

Canada’s hospitality sector was particularly hard-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, with government-mandated shutdowns and restrictions grinding the industry to a halt. Now, as restaurants return to pre-pandemic foot traffic and revenue levels, the need for insurance solutions and capacity is

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What key factors spark E&O claims against brokers?

May 25, 2023 David Gambrill

Senior broker retirements, a labour shortage that’s spurring firms to bring new, inexperienced employees into brokerages, and a hybrid office may be combining to increase a broker’s errors and omissions (E&O) exposure. “It’s very difficult to track [broker E&O] claims

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How are Ontario brokerages handling the new omicron restrictions?

January 20, 2022 by Alyssa DiSabatino

In December, things were looking up. Despite rising COVID-19 infections from the upwardly-rampant omicron variant, many business sectors began to hopefully reopen as pandemic restrictions loosened and workers started coming back to the office part-time – a change from the

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Businesses at high risk in pandemic’s final days as subsidies fade, reopening delayed

June 1, 2021 Brett Bundale - THE CANADIAN PRESS

HALIFAX – Lisa Drader-Murphy opened her first store in 1997 with $250 in the bank. Over more than two decades, the Canadian fashion designer built her luxury clothing brand debt-free by reinvesting her earnings back into the business. “I was

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Restaurants want exemption from reduced wage subsidy as Ontario keeps dining shut

May 14, 2021 The Canadian Press

TORONTO – Restaurant owners say they are concerned about operations as federal subsidies begin to wind down, even as provinces like Ontario extend stay-at-home or lockdown measures. Restaurants Canada is seeking an exemption from the federal government’s scheduled phase-out of