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Most Canadians “decidedly supportive” of distracted driving legislation, majority want distracted walking laws: poll

October 27, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Canadians are “decidedly supportive” of the legislation that bans drivers from using hand-held devices in every province, and a majority believe the time has come to implement distracted walking legislation in their municipality, according to a new Canada-wide poll. Released

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Doubts being raised over Quebec’s legislation regulating Airbnb-type rentals

September 19, 2016 Ross Marowits - THE CANADIAN PRESS

MONTREAL – Quebec is often held up as a model for other provinces to follow when it comes to regulating the growing home-sharing market, but doubts are being raised over whether recent provincial changes are having any impact. In April,

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Ontario Municipal Insurance Exchange (OMEX) suspends underwriting operations

August 11, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The Ontario Municipal Insurance Exchange (OMEX) announced on Thursday that it will suspend Reciprocal underwriting operations effective immediately “to allow it time to fully assess the needs of Ontario municipalities with a view to redesigning its products to better service

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Autonomous vehicles will have “whole host of impacts” on municipalities: Insurance Telematics Canada speaker

May 3, 2016 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Autonomous vehicles will “shrink” the auto insurance industry but could also increase liability risk for municipalities, speakers suggested at a recent conference in Toronto. “Over time, this is going to transform mobility and what cities look like,” said Stephen Buckley,

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IBC, Tesera Systems announce transfer agreement for bureau’s Municipal Risk Assessment Tool

March 30, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) has announced the intellectual property rights for its municipal risk assessment tool (MRAT) – a made-in-Canada solution to help communities be more resilient and adaptable to climate change – is being transferred to Tesera Systems