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New Year’s resolutions

January 10, 2020 David Gambrill, Editor in Chief

What the P&C industry promises to itself and Canadians over the next year

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Why new RIMS president plans to ‘hit hard’ on certification

January 10, 2020 by Adam Malik

More risk managers need to find themselves at the highest levels of their companies. But positions in the C-suite aren’t going to just be given away, which is why certification is going to be a major focus for the new

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Where did that slip and fall liability reform bill land?

January 9, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Will the Ontario government get around to reforming liability for slips and falls on ice before the winter ends? Bill 118, which passed second reading June 6, is intended to make it easier for clients to defend themselves against lawsuits

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Natural disaster bills continue to climb: Public Safety Canada

January 9, 2020 Mia Rabson - THE CANADIAN PRESS

Ottawa’s bills for dealing with natural disasters neared half a billion dollars in two of the last three years amid a warning to Canadians that this country was one of the worst affected by climate change in 2018. Data from

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What risk managers can learn from Supreme Court ruling in favour of Canada Post

January 8, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

How should risk managers handle situations where their workers could encounter hazards off site? A recent Supreme Court of Canada ruling in favour of Canada Post could provide some guidance, a lawyer suggested Tuesday to Canadian Underwriter. “It is now

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Why Canada is the model for global risk management

January 8, 2020 by Adam Malik

RIMS Canada got a pat on the back recently, as the Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS) looks to fortify its ranks around the world, according to the group’s 2020 president. Laura Langone spoke with Canadian Underwriter in her first

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Is climate change driving up the risk of wildfires in Canada?

January 8, 2020 Mia Rabson - THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – Canadian wildfire experts say Canada is very vulnerable to the kind of devastating wildfires ravaging Australia right now. More than 12.5 million acres (about 5.1 million hectares) of bushland have burned in Australia since October and prime forest-fire

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Captive Audience

January 3, 2020 Adam Malik, Managing Editor

Thanks to emerging industries and threats, captives have once again taken centre stage as a popular form of alternative risk transfer

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LifeLabs facing proposed class action lawsuit over data breach

January 3, 2020 The Canadian Press

TORONTO – A proposed class action lawsuit has been filed against medical services company LifeLabs over a data breach that allowed hackers to access the personal information of up to 15 million customers. In an unproven statement of claim filed

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Head of Airbnb insurance to lead RIMS in 2020

January 2, 2020 by Adam Malik

Laura Langone, head of insurance operations at online rental marketplace Airbnb since April 2019, is now president of the Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS). The organization announced Thursday her 12-month appointment, effective immediately. She succeeds Gloria Brosius. Daring to

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Top 6 risks facing Canadian businesses in 2020

December 20, 2019 by Jason Contant

The risk landscape for Canadian businesses continues to evolve rapidly, but that doesn’t mean companies have to be caught unprepared. These evolving risks include everything from technology and cybersecurity to shifting regulatory considerations, reputational risk, employee liability, data and privacy

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Top 5 pieces of advice for insurance pros

December 20, 2019 by Adam Malik

There was plenty of advice dished out at conferences over the last year, whether it was on attracting talent, how seasoned pros can help the younger generation, or how insurers can think differently. Here are some of the highlights. Flexibility