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“Clear and direct communication line” needed between insurers and Canadian Hurricane Centre: ICLR

August 24, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

A “clear and direct communication line” should be established between the Canadian insurance industry and the Canadian Hurricane Centre (CHC), the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR) recommended in a research paper released on Thursday. The recommendation was one of

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Roger Dunbar appointed to lead Sonnet

August 11, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Sonnet Insurance Company announced on Friday that Roger Dunbar has been appointed to lead the company, Economical Insurance’s digital direct channel, effective Monday, Aug. 14. “With a career focused on digital innovation and improved customer experience, Dunbar will lead a

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Canadian building standards meant to guard against fires like London blaze

June 16, 2017 Michelle McQuigge - THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – Canadian building standards should theoretically prevent the sort of blaze that engulfed a London apartment tower earlier this week, but at least one expert says flouting those regulations can put people in serious danger. Exterior panelling known as

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XL Catlin opens political risk, credit and bond insurance practice in Canada

May 30, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

XL Catlin announced on Tuesday that it has opened its first political risk, credit and bond (PRCB) practice in Canada “to address continued demand” and appointed Marvin Azzopardi as senior underwriter. “We are very excited to open our first Canada-dedicated

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Uber announces Toronto research hub for self-driving technology

May 8, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Uber has announced that Toronto will be the first international research hub of its Advanced Technologies Group. The technology company also welcomed Raquel Urtasun, an associate professor at the University of Toronto “and one of the world’s leading researchers in

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Panelists warn of risks from room rentals through sharing economy

March 7, 2017 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Property owners who want to rent their places to travellers using the “sharing economy” need special insurance coverage and one large risk is when they prepare food for customers, speakers suggested Tuesday at an event hosted by Allianz Global Assistance.

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University of Toronto to offer “first in Canada” certificate in forensic engineering

January 4, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The University of Toronto (U of T) has announced that it will be offering a new certificate in forensic engineering, something the university calls a “first in Canada.” The U of T course is core to a new certificate in