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‘No active deals on the table’ to sell minority interest in SGI Canada

May 7, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Saskatchewan has a new law allowing for the sale of up to 49% of crown corporations, but the provincial government will continue to have a monopoly on compulsory auto insurance, a spokesperson for Saskatchewan Government Insurance told Canadian Underwriter Friday.

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Portions of Saskatchewan Government Insurance could be sold

May 4, 2017 The Canadian Press

REGINA – The Saskatchewan government has confirmed 11 private companies have expressed interest in buying a portion of Saskatchewan Government Insurance. But Premier Brad Wall says meetings recently attended in Toronto by SGI Minister Joe Hargrave were not related to

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Saskatchewan sees most tickets yet for distracted driving since traffic safety spotlights began in 2014: SGI

April 24, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The month of March saw the most tickets yet for distracted driving since monthly traffic safety spotlights began in 2014, Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) reported on Monday. Last month, a total of 523 tickets were issued: 441 for driving while

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Saskatchewan Government Insurance to focus on vulnerable road users in April

March 31, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) and law enforcement will be focusing on vulnerable road users throughout the month of April. SGI, the province’s self-sustaining, compulsory auto insurance program, said in a press release on Friday that the focus will include dangerous

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Nearly 400 motorists caught for failing to buckle up in Saskatchewan in February: SGI

March 27, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Police issued 398 tickets for failing to wear a seatbelt or properly secure children in vehicles during last month’s traffic safety spotlight on occupant safety, Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) reported on Monday. In February, law enforcement across the province were

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Non-standard auto insurer Echelon completes sale of European operations

March 8, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Echelon Financial Holdings Inc. announced Tuesday it has completed the sale of its European operations, which provide non-standard auto through Danish insurer Qudos Insurance A/S. At current exchange rates, Mississauga, Ont.-based Echelon will receive about $5.1 million on closing “and

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Saskatchewan police targeting distracted drivers in March

February 28, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) announced on Tuesday that distracted driving is returning as the traffic safety spotlight for the month of March. Police across the province will be watching for drivers using their cellphones while behind the wheel, including those

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SGI records more than 350 impaired driving offences in Saskatchewan in December

January 23, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) reported on Monday that there were 353 offences related to impaired driving in the province in December, compared to 308 in December 2015. “Too many people still made the poor decision to drive after drinking in

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SGI reports 279 impaired driving offences in November in Saskatchewan

December 21, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) has reported that there were 279 impaired driving offences in November in the province. SGI and law enforcement across Saskatchewan focused on impaired driving in November, the province’s self-sustaining auto insurance fund said in a press

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335 impaired drivers in Saskatchewan caught by police during October blitz: SGI

November 21, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) announced on Monday that 335 impaired drivers were stopped during the province-wide focus on impaired driving in October. The blitz involving SGI and law enforcement officers included 335 offences related to impaired driving, including 314 Criminal

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Government of Saskatchewan to introduce strengthened impaired driving legislation

November 1, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The government of Saskatchewan announced on Monday that it will add amendments to The Traffic Safety Act this fall to strengthen impaired driving legislation. This fall, the government will introduce the following amendments: Add a three-day vehicle seizure for experienced

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Material Disclosure

October 2, 2016 Jennifer Pereira, Partner, Robertson Stromberg LLP. Robertson Stromberg is a member firm of The ARC Group of Canada, a network of independent law firms across Canada.

In a ruling in favour of SGI and Galon Insurance Brokers, a Saskatchewan court found that a plaintiff knew, or should have known, that his decision to rent to tenants was material to the risk of insuring his home.