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Who PACICC has added to its board of directors

April 15, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

David MacNaughton (pictured), president of Palantir Canada and former ambassador to the United States, is now a board member of Property and Casualty Insurance Compensation Corporation (PACICC). Also joining the PACICC board are Christian Fournier, president and chief operating officer

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How profitable have Canadian P&C insurers been so far this year?

December 18, 2019 by Jason Contant

Canada’s property and casualty insurers posted moderate profitability in the first nine months of 2019, but poor underwriting results and high loss ratios linger, notes an executive from the Property and Casualty Insurance Compensation Corporation (PACICC). For Q3 2019 year-to-date

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Can Canadian P&C companies be “too big to fail”?

June 27, 2019 by David Gambrill

If a major disaster such as an earthquake hits Canada, are some Canadian insurance companies simply “too big to fail”? After the financial crisis of 2007-08, the systemic risk of multiple companies going bankrupt following an extreme catastrophe event is

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Investment income doubles for Canadian P&C industry: MSA

June 27, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Canadian property and casualty insurance industry had essentially no underwriting income during the first three months of the year but Q1 net investment income more than doubled year over year, figures from a report from MSA Research Inc. suggest.

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PACICC to participate in federal government’s review of insolvency legislation next year

April 18, 2017 Jason Contant, Online Editor

The Property and Casualty Insurance Compensation Corporation (PACICC) will participate in the federal government’s review of financial sector regulations next year, including the examination of an act that has not “really been reviewed” in more than a century. The Winding-up

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161 companies have exited Canadian P&C market in past 20 years, 96% voluntarily: PACICC

April 13, 2017 Jason Contant, Online Editor

Over the past 20 years, 161 different insurance companies have exited the Canadian P&C market, 96% of which were voluntary exits, according to a new report from the Property and Casualty Insurance Compensation Corporation (PACICC). The report, the 11th in

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Federal government should consider emergency back-stop mechanism for catastrophic earthquake: conference board

November 22, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The Conference Board of Canada is echoing a recent recommendation by a former federal superintendent of financial institutions for Ottawa to consider adopting a last-resort, emergency back-stop mechanism for a catastrophic earthquake given the long-reaching, adverse effects that the event

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C.D. Howe Institute report calls for federal emergency backstop arrangement for earthquakes

August 3, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

A former federal Superintendent of Financial Institutions is calling for a last-resort federal emergency backstop arrangement for P&C insurers to minimize the systemic financial impact resulting from a “catastrophic and likely uninsurable natural disaster,” such as earthquake. “A federal emergency

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Canadian insurance industry looking to partner with government to establish new capital framework for managing earthquake risk: CIFF speakers

May 27, 2016 Jason Contant, Online Editor

There is a need to formalize the role that government can play in helping to manage the financial impact of a “mega cat,” speakers suggested on Wednesday at the Canadian Insurance Financial Forum (CIFF) in Toronto. “We are well-capitalized for

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Insurance industry ‘has to be ready’ for automated vehicles: Insurance Institute speaker

May 25, 2016 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

The rollout of fully autonomous vehicles for consumers “is quite a bit further off than we might expect,” and experts need to educate consumers about the limitations of the technology, but insurance providers should get ready over the next five