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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

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Where spring showers have done much of the damage in 2019 1H

August 14, 2019 by Jason Contant

Payout amounts and the number of claims related to severe weather in Quebec have increased dramatically in the first half of the year compared to 2018, Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) reported recently. Successive weather events marked the first half

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Tornado overturns camper vans in Quebec

August 1, 2019 The Canadian Press

MONTREAL – Environment Canada has confirmed it was indeed a tornado that roared through the Lac-aux-Sables area west of Quebec City on Tuesday, sending camper vans flying, uprooting trees and sending three people to hospital. Meteorologist Andre Cantin said the

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How to make earthquake insurance sexy

June 28, 2019 by Jason Contant

Quebec’s financial regulator, the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF), is working with the property and casualty insurance industry to make the earthquake insurance product more attractive to insurers, brokers and consumers. In its 2017-2020 Strategic Plan released Thursday, AMF said