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Changes to SGI’s Safe Driver Recognition program take effect in October

September 8, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Changes to Saskatchewan Government Insurance’s (SGI) Safe Driver Recognition (SDR) program, which rewards the safest drivers with the biggest discounts and imposes stiffer consequences for high-risk drivers, take effect on Oct. 12. The program was implemented in 2002 to reward

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ICBC, police and government join forces for month-long distracted driving campaign

September 1, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC), provincial police and the B.C. government are teaming up to launch a month-long campaign to tackle distracted driving, which is responsible for approximately one-quarter of all fatal crashes in the province. ICBC said

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AP Sources: VW to pay near $10.2B to settle emissions claims

June 23, 2016 Tom Krisher and Michael Biesecker - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

DETROIT – Volkswagen has agreed to take a series of steps with a total cost of about $10.2 billion to settle claims from its unprecedented diesel emissions cheating scandal in the U.S., two people briefed on the matter said Thursday.

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Some motorists under the influence of marijuana believe they can drive safely: poll

May 18, 2016 by Angela Stelmakowich

More than four in 10 polled Canadians who have driven under the influence of marijuana reported they believe there was no impact on their ability to drive safely, indicate results of a State Farm Canada survey released Tuesday. Results –

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Ontario health privacy breach notification bill passes third reading

May 10, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

An Ontario government bill proposing to increase fines, to $500,000, for health privacy violations recently passed third reading at Queen’s Park in Toronto. Bill 119 proposes some changes to Ontario’s Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA). “These amendments would make

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U.S. judge OKs $20B settlement from 2010 BP oil spill

April 5, 2016 Kevin McGill - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

NEW ORLEANS – A federal judge in New Orleans granted final approval Monday to an estimated $20 billion settlement over the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, resolving years of litigation over the worst offshore spill in