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Ontario sees 1,000 forest fires so far this year, double last year’s total

August 16, 2018 Gabriele Roy - THE CANADIAN PRESS

BRITT, Ont. – From a helicopter flying over a smouldering swath of northeastern Ontario, Garry Harland has a clear view of where the firefighters under his command are working to extinguish a massive blaze that’s become known as Parry Sound

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Tories pledge to work with industry to lower Ontario auto rates

August 15, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Ontario’s new finance minister is promising to work with industry to reduce auto insurance rates, but does not want the as-yet-unspecified plan to be a mere “photo opportunity.” Rates have increased for three consecutive quarters, despite several measures over the

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How individual insurers have responded to challenges in Ontario auto

August 14, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Despite a consensus in the industry that auto insurance rates are inadequate in Ontario, not all insurers are trying to diversify their business to reduce their exposure to this particular line. The Co-operators Group Ltd. “does not intend to reduce

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Ontario to sell pot online in fall, in private retail stores by April 2019

August 14, 2018 Shawn Jeffords - THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – Recreational cannabis will be sold online in Ontario when legalized this fall and in private retail stores across the province early next year, the government announced Monday, reversing the previous administration’s plan to distribute cannabis through publicly owned

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Ontario PCs historically ‘very receptive’ to auto rate reform: Intact CEO

August 9, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Ontario’s newly-elected government has been silent on auto insurance reform, but the head of Canada’s largest property and casualty insurance carrier is encouraged by the Progressive Conservative Party’s historical leaning towards loosening rate regulation. The Progressive Conservative Party was returned

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How the old catastrophic impairment definition still affects Ontario auto insurers

August 8, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

It has been more than two years since Ontario changed the definition of catastrophic impairment, but Canada’s largest auto insurer is still dealing with claims that arose under the old cat definition. “Clearly, people are trying to get as much

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Aviva Canada’s plan to decrease its exposure in Ontario auto

August 2, 2018 by David Gambrill

Aviva Canada is diversifying its portfolio of business to avoid exposure to deteriorating conditions in Ontario’s auto insurance market. “When you look at Aviva’s business in Canada, there’s a heavy concentration in Ontario auto,” Aviva Canada president and CEO Colm

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Residents leave homes as Ontario forest fires burn

August 1, 2018 Gabriele Roy - THE CANADIAN PRESS

KILLARNEY, Ont. – While heavy grey smoke from a nearby forest fire hung in the air, Donna Butson packed a bag of clothes and walked in her backyard with tears running from her eyes. She is one of many residents

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Where private auto insurance rates are rising the fastest in Canada

July 31, 2018 by Jason Contant

Ontario’s premium rates are rising the fastest among Canada’s private passenger auto insurance regimes, according to the Q2 2018 Auto Insurance Price Index from LowestRates.ca. A measure of only private passenger auto insurance regimes in Canada, the index from the

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Why a public insurer may have to cover the liability of a suspended car owner

July 29, 2018 by David Gambrill

In a priority dispute between insurers, Manitoba’s public auto insurer may be on the hook for the liability of the owner of a vehicle involved in a crash in Ontario, even though MPI had cancelled the car owner’s insurance certificate

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Vehicle accident plaintiff loses bid to appeal without paper court transcripts

July 25, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

A motor vehicle accident victim wanting to appeal a personal injury lawsuit award without having to pay to get paper court transcripts has lost her bid to appeal using audio court records. Yolando Girao was injured in 2002 in an

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Dozens of forest fires continue in northern Ontario

July 13, 2018 THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – The mayor of a northern Ontario community says residents have been allowed to return to homes they were forced to leave earlier this week as forest fires burned nearby. But Lorie Hunter, the mayor of Temagami, Ont., says