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Quebec warns no emergency shelters for spring flooding amid COVID 19 outbreak

March 17, 2020 THE CANADIAN PRESS

MONTREAL – Quebec’s public security minister is warning that due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, the province will not be able to open emergency shelters in the event of spring flooding. Genevieve Guilbault says the COVID-19 pandemic is changing the

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Quebec broker offers his take on one major advantage of the province’s auto insurance model

March 3, 2020 by Jason Contant

While Quebec’s auto insurance model offers low bodily injury compensation amounts, it also limits the amount of fraud in the system, a Quebec broker told Canadian Underwriter Monday. In Quebec, the government’s Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec (SAAQ) pays

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Industry vet believes it’s time for Canada to adopt Quebec’s auto insurance model

February 24, 2020 by Jason Contant

British Columbia’s public auto insurer recently moved to a no-fault system for auto insurance, but at least one P&C industry consultant believes that all Canadian provinces (B.C. included) should instead look towards Quebec’s public-private hybrid auto insurance model for guidance.

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Two dead, others seriously injured in 200-car pileup south of Montreal

February 20, 2020 Sidhartha Banerjee - THE CANADIAN PRESS

MONTREAL – Two people are confirmed dead in a crash that involved about 200 vehicles on Highway 15 in La Prairie south of Montreal, provincial police say. The confirmation came from the Surete du Quebec, which said the victims are

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Schools shuttered, flights cancelled as heavy snow lashes Quebec

February 7, 2020 The Canadian Press

MONTREAL – Schools across much of southern Quebec are shuttered today as a snowstorm bears down on the province. In the Montreal area, between 30 and 50 centimetres of snow are expected to fall by Friday night. Many school boards

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Southwestern Quebec sees slight shaking from earthquake

January 13, 2020 The Canadian Press

OTTAWA – Southwestern Quebec got a slight shaking from a minor earthquake early this morning. Earthquake Canada says the 3.4 magnitude tremor was detected at 5:38 a.m. in the Salaberry-de-Valleyfield region and could be felt in the Montreal area –

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Do winter tires really make for safer roads?

December 2, 2019 Giuseppe Valiante - THE CANADIAN PRESS

MONTREAL – For the past several weeks Quebec drivers have been in a race against time to equip their cars for winter or face steep fines. While the majority of Canadian drivers install winter tires for the cold season, according

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New auto insurance policy launched for borrowed vehicles

October 15, 2019 by Jason Contant

Quebec’s financial regulator and an auto insurance group have announced the launch of a new auto policy designed for drivers who don’t own a vehicle. Regulator Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) and Groupement des assureurs automobiles (GAA) said Monday the

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Quebec to appeal court ruling on homegrown cannabis

October 10, 2019 The Canadian Press

QUEBEC – The Quebec government says it will appeal a decision invalidating parts of Quebec’s cannabis law that prohibited home cultivation. On Sept. 3, Quebec Superior Court Justice Manon Lavoie ruled Quebec’s legislation infringed upon the jurisdiction of the federal

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New president at Industrial Alliance Auto and Home

September 10, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Quebec’s eighth largest property and casualty insurer has a new president. François Blais is now president of Industrial Alliance Auto and Home Insurance and Prysm General Insurance, parent company iA Financial Corporation Inc. announced Tuesday. Blais, who joined Industrial Alliance

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The latest brokerage acquired by The Co-operators

August 27, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Quebec insurance brokerage Cadieux Beausejour Dupras Inc. has been bought by The Co-operators Group Ltd. Guelph, Ont.-based The Co-operators, Canada’s fifth-largest property and casualty insurer, announced the Cadieux Beausejour Dupras acquisition Tuesday. As a result, Cadieux Beausejour Dupras will become

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Post-flood demolition begins in Ste-Marthe-sur-le-Lac

August 19, 2019 THE CANADIAN PRESS

STE-MARTHE-SUR-LE-LAC, Que. – Four months after a dike ruptured and forced 6,000 people from the town of Ste-Marthe-sur-le-Lac, demolition work has begun on flood-stricken homes in the community west of Montreal. Roland Gariepy, 77, paid a visit to his old