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BrokerLink acquires another Ontario brokerage

November 4, 2019   by Greg Meckbach

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BrokerLink has acquired Newmarket, Ont.-based Buckley Insurance Brokers Ltd., which places home, auto and commercial insurance.

Buckley notified its customers Friday by email that it is now part of BrokerLink, which is owned by Intact Financial Corp., owner of Canada’s largest property and casualty insurer.

“Robert Buckley and his team of insurance professionals will continue to serve you,” the brokerage said in the email.

“Any existing insurance policies you have with Buckley Insurance will remain unchanged.”

The BrokerLink companies include Canada Brokerlink Inc., Canada Brokerlink (Ontario) Inc. and Macdonald Chisholm Incorporated. Brokerlink has more than 140 offices supported by more than 2,000 employees in Ontario, Alberta and Atlantic Canada.

The commercial coverage Buckley offers include equipment breakdown, special events and risks arising from small businesses operating at home

The Buckley acquisitions comes about a month after BrokerLink acquired Jamber Insurance Services and Routh Chovaz Insurance Brokers

Routh Chovaz Insurance Brokers is run by Erin Routh and Erica Chovaz. Based in Mississauga, Ont., Routh Chovaz places personal auto and property as well as group health benefits, travel and life and disability insurance.

Founded in 1999, Calgary-based Jamber places auto, personal property and commercial coverages including commercial general liability, commercial property, business interruption, crime, boiler and machinery and professional errors and omissions. Jamber also offers group home and auto programs to eligible employers, association members and unions.

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