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Some provincial plans to crack down on distracted driving go too far: lawyer

March 20, 2018 Steve Lambert - THE CANADIAN PRESS

WINNIPEG – A group that represents defence lawyers says some proposed laws aimed at cracking down on drivers distracted by hand-held electronic devices go too far. Manitoba and Ontario are two provinces planning to let police temporarily suspend the licences

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Two factors prompting HUB’s latest Canadian acquisition

March 12, 2018 by Jason Contant

Location and farming expertise played into HUB International Limited’s acquisition of a Manitoba brokerage recently. The global insurance brokerage announced Wednesday it has acquired the shares of Desilets Insurance Brokers Ltd. Desilets Insurance will become part of Hub Manitoba. “This

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GRC coverage mix-up lands brokerage in hot water with regulator

November 29, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Editor’s Note:  An earlier version of this story incorrectly referred to Keith Jordan as a broker who had been found in violation of the Council’s Code of Conduct. In fact, Jordan was the operating agent for HUB at the time

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Manitoba vehicle owners continue to take advantage of winter tire program

November 10, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Nearly 80,000 loans have been processed for Manitobans taking advantage of the province’s low interest winter tire program, the province’s minister of crown services and Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) has announced. “Response by vehicle owners continues to be very positive

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Manitoba government unveils hybrid retail and distribution model for recreational cannabis

November 10, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The government of Manitoba has unveiled a hybrid retail and distribution model for the recreational use of cannabis, one that involves both the public and private sectors. The model will see the Liquor and Gaming Authority (LGA) given an expanded

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Manitoba sets carbon tax at $25 a tonne as Trudeau warns feds will impose price

October 30, 2017 Steve Lambert - THE CANADIAN PRESS

WINNIPEG – The federal and Manitoba governments moved closer to a clash over carbon pricing Friday, as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said his government will impose a carbon tax in Manitoba if need be. “There will be a federal backstop

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Federal, Manitoba governments agree to pay $90 million to First Nations following 2011 flood

October 20, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The governments of Manitoba and Canada have agreed to pay more than $90 million to certain First Nations who were affected by flooding in 2011. McKenzie Lake Lawyers LLP said in a statement released earlier this week that while not

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Manitoba expands flood mapping for three priority watersheds

October 13, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The province of Manitoba will add vital information to its flood mapping inventory for three of its priority watersheds, the provincial and federal governments announced on Thursday. Manitoba Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler announced the expanded flood mapping inventory for watersheds

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Elevated wildfire danger levels continue in Manitoba

September 1, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Hot, dry and windy conditions continue in Manitoba, resulting in elevated wildfire danger levels in many areas of the province, Manitoba Sustainable Development and the Office of the Fire Commissioner said in a media bulletin issued on Friday. To date,

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Fires spark evacuation order for three northern Manitoba First Nations

August 30, 2017 The Canadian Press (CPSTF)

WASAGAMACK, Man. – Forest fires are prompting the evacuation of some 3,700 people from three First Nation communities in northern Manitoba. The fires are closest to the Wasagamack First Nation, some 600 kilometres north of Winnipeg, and all 2,000 residents

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Wawanesa names Chris Henn as president of U.S. operations

August 24, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company, one of the largest property and casualty insurers in Canada with a growing presence in the United States, announced on Thursday that Chris Henn has been appointed president of its U.S. operations effective Aug. 31. Prior

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Many polled Canadians aren’t researching options before buying financial products: survey

August 16, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

While Canadians may head online to compare prices on flights or when booking a hotel, most aren’t researching their options before buying financial products, according to a new survey from comparison site The online survey, conducted last month by