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B.C. extends province-wide state of emergency for the third time

August 18, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

British Columbia’s Ministry of Public Safety & Solicitor General announced on Friday that it has formally extended its province-wide state of emergency for the third time. The state of emergency now runs through to the end of the day on

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Gore Mutual launches cyber and data breach product for Canadian small businesses

June 9, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Gore Mutual Insurance Company has announced a cyber and data response product for Canadian small businesses as well as a partnership with a global home automation company to provide flood sensors to select commercial and personal customers. Gore Mutual announced

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Intact to acquire U.S. specialty insurer OneBeacon Insurance Group for US$1.7 billion

May 3, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Intact Financial Corporation has announced that it intends to acquire OneBeacon Insurance Group, Ltd., a specialty insurer in the United States, for US$1.7 billion. Intact declared on Tuesday that it has entered into a definitive agreement and plan of merger

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Damage to reputation/brand gets social, cyber jumps higher on risk list: Aon survey

April 24, 2017 by Angela Stelmakowich

PHILADELPHIA – Social media is amplifying the impact of the top-ranked risk for businesses – damage to reputation and brand – while cyber risk has fully entrenched itself in the Top 10, becoming the number one risk for respondents in

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The Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company of Canada launches new equipment breakdown insurance coverages for small businesses

November 7, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company of Canada (HSB BI&I) has launched a new comprehensive equipment breakdown insurance package – All Systems Go Plus, with new TechAdvantage coverages, designed for small businesses in Canada. Launched last week, the All Systems

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Alberta announces financial assistance for small businesses affected by Fort McMurray wildfire

August 10, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Alberta’s Ministry of Economic Development and Trade announced on Tuesday that financial assistance for small businesses affected by the Fort McMurray wildfire will be available starting in September. Small businesses recovering from the wildfire will have access to two complementary