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Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance enters marine insurance market in Canada

January 10, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) announced on Tuesday that it is introducing inland and ocean marine insurance in Canada. John Evans, vice president of marine with BHSI, said in a press release that with Gord Rider, who was named senior

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Motorists’ oral drug testing trial to ‘help establish possible future operating procedures:’ Public Safety Canada

December 16, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

In a pilot project involving anonymous volunteers, several police departments across Canada will start using oral fluid screening devices to test drivers for drugs such as marijuana and cocaine, the federal government announced Wednesday. “None of the results from the

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Toronto city council to consider accelerating basement flooding protection spending

December 12, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

A proposal to advance the 2018 cashflow for Toronto’s basement flooding protection program into 2017 will be considered by City Council Tuesday. Toronto’s Basement Flooding Protection Program – which includes construction of surface storage ponds, an underground storm storage tank

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Continued consolidation in Canadian broker and carrier spaces could create absence of mid-sized players: KPMG conference speaker

December 7, 2016 Jason Contant, Online Editor

The continued consolidation in both the insurance broker and carrier spaces in Canada could create an absence of mid-sized players, a speaker suggested on Wednesday at KPMG’s 25th Annual Insurance Conference in Toronto. “You could see a creation of an

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Intact opens third service centre, this time in Toronto

November 21, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Intact Financial Corporation (IFC) announced on Monday that it has opened its third Intact Service Centre in Canada, this time in Toronto, so that Intact Insurance and belairdirect customers “can now experience a simpler, faster and more convenient auto claims

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Two hurt in mid-flight as Porter Airlines plane evades suspected drone

November 14, 2016 Colin Perkel - THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – Two crew members of a Porter Airlines flight en route from Ottawa to Toronto were slightly injured Monday when a plane was forced to take evasive action to avoid a mid-flight collision with what is suspected to have

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Ontario set to reintroduce photo radar for municipalities

November 9, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne has announced that she intends to introduce legislation that, if passed, would give municipalities the power to introduce automated speed enforcement (ASE) technology in school and community safety zones. According to a press release issued on

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Toronto-based Moore-McLean Insurance Group acquires Hallmark Insurance Group of Companies of Markham, Ont.

October 28, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Toronto-based Moore-McLean Insurance Group Ltd. announced on Friday that it has acquired the assets of Markham, Ont.-based Hallmark Insurance Group and its family of companies. Beginning Oct. 28, they will form McLean Hallmark Insurance Group Ltd., and McLean Hallmark Financial

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Intact Service Centre opens in Ottawa, two more planned for Toronto and Montreal

July 11, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Intact Financial Corporation (IFC) announced on Monday that the second Intact Service Centre has opened in Canada, this time in Ottawa. The first service centre opened in Calgary this February. With the launch of the new Intact Service Centre, Intact

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Automated public transit vehicles back on Toronto City Council agenda

July 4, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

A proposal to ask the Toronto Transit Commission to report on a plan for automated vehicle technology will be back before City Council next week. Toronto City Council’s executive committee voted June 28 in favour of requesting that the TTC

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Joint safety reviews of fatal auto collisions recommended by Toronto city staff

June 15, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Toronto politicians are scheduled to debate this Monday a recommendation that the city’s transportation services department host “joint reviews” quarterly, with Toronto city police, of fatal auto collisions, in order to “identify potential causal factors” and measures to reduce the

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Sovereign General Insurance Company Annual “Spring Cocktail Social”, May 19, 2016

May 19, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The Sovereign General Insurance Company hosted its annual “Spring Cocktail Social” reception on the Rooftop Lounge of the Thompsons Hotel in Toronto on May 19. Guests were treated to unparalleled views of the Toronto skyline, great music, fine food and