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Supreme Court mulls municipal liability in construction site death

December 13, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

The Supreme Court of Canada will consider the question of what risk a municipality has when someone is killed or injured on a construction site when a contractor is involved. Specifically, the top court announced Dec. 9 it will hear

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First Nations tribal council seeks safety upgrade for B.C. harbour after crashes

October 22, 2021 The Canadian Press

PORT ALBERNI, B.C. – The council that advocates for 14 First Nations on Vancouver Island is demanding Transport Canada review the laws, regulations and policies governing harbour activity in Tofino, B.C., after a second float plane crash in less than

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Report into fatal sinking near Halifax in 2019 says modifications made boat unstable

September 24, 2021 The Canadian Press

HALIFAX – An independent investigation has found the 2019 sinking of a small workboat near Halifax that claimed one life was caused by hull modifications that compromised the vessel’s stability. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada, in a report released

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Pile of snow pulled passenger plane off runway in British Columbia: safety board

July 23, 2021 The Canadian Press

RICHMOND, B.C. – Safety changes have been made after a WestJet Encore passenger plane went off a snow-covered runway in Terrace, B.C., last year. The Transportation Safety Board says in a report that the De Havilland aircraft was landing with

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Return to the office: What these insurance executives say

January 25, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

With the pandemic entering its 11th month, industry leaders are hearing from workers who want more flexibility as to where they work. “We’ve got the majority of [workers] telling us, ‘We would like to spend some time in the office,

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How to survive a pandemic

October 20, 2020 Rob Vosseler, Executive Vice President, Principal Broker, Union Power Insurance Brokers Inc.

A broker principal shares his story about how his fledgling brokerage managed to navigate its way through the various business disruptions caused by COVID-19

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Employment lawyers on returning to work during and after the pandemic

May 12, 2020 Nicole Thompson - THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – As provinces begin the slow process of reopening their economies and people start returning to the workplace, questions abound about the rights and responsibilities of employees and employers in the aftermath of COVID-19. The Canadian Press asked two

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What risk managers can learn from Supreme Court ruling in favour of Canada Post

January 8, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

How should risk managers handle situations where their workers could encounter hazards off site? A recent Supreme Court of Canada ruling in favour of Canada Post could provide some guidance, a lawyer suggested Tuesday to Canadian Underwriter. “It is now

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Manitoba government’s oversight of commercial vehicles inadequate: auditor

December 19, 2019 Steve Lambert - THE CANADIAN PRESS

WINNIPEG – The Manitoba government’s oversight of the trucking industry and other large commercial vehicles is inadequate in part due to infrequent inspections and improper checks before operators are certified, the province’s auditor general said Wednesday. In a 65-page report,

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This airbag might increase injury risk

August 12, 2019 by Adam Malik

A relatively new attempt to lower the risk of injury in a collision has been panned by a safety group. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) recently reviewed knee airbags – something that has grown in popularity of the

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Female-centred ride hailing apps on the rise

April 3, 2018 by Jason Contant

The women behind the slowly growing number of ride-hailing apps catering to female passengers and drivers say the hurdles they’ve had to overcome to get their services on the road demonstrate exactly why they’re necessary in the first place. Women

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Broker calls court injunction against random drug and alcohol testing “scary”

March 5, 2018 by Canadian Underwriter

Alberta’s appeal court has upheld a lower court ruling that prohibits Suncor Energy Inc. from testing oil sands workers in safety sensitive positions for drug and alcohol impairment. For Sherry Barge, national transportation leader for commercial brokerage BFL Canada, the