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Pilot project will see e-scooters on Ontario roadways

November 27, 2019 The Canadian Press

TORONTO – Ontario is starting a five-year pilot project beginning Jan. 1 to allow e-scooters on roads. The two-wheeled, motorized vehicles are currently illegal to operate anywhere in the province other than on private property. The pilot will let municipalities

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3 ways to motivate sales staff without stressing them out

November 26, 2019 by Jason Contant

If you are a broker producer, principal or customer service representative – or in any other sales job for that matter – you have likely have a sales target to meet. But instead of just dialing up the pressure on

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What an expert is calling one of the toughest penalties for impaired drivers

November 26, 2019 Morgan Lowrie - THE CANADIAN PRESS

MONTREAL – Quebec is bringing in a new measure for impaired drivers that will require repeat offenders to pass a breathalyzer every time they drive, in what one expert describes as among the toughest policies in the country. Beginning Nov.

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Ransomware’s latest victim: a child welfare authority

November 25, 2019 The Canadian Press

HEADINGLEY, Man. – An Indigenous child welfare authority in Manitoba has called in the RCMP after being hit by a cyberattack that’s corrupted its computer files and potentially compromised the privacy of its clients. Southern First Nations Network of Care

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How speed has changed the game for risk managers

November 22, 2019 by Adam Malik

It doesn’t take long for comments that would be negatively received by the populace to go viral and that’s one of the newest challenges for risk managers and business leaders. Andrew Bent works in Washington, D.C., but it only took

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What the Bank of Canada sees as “transition risks”

November 22, 2019 Ian Bickis - THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz wasn’t asked about climate change risks at a discussion about economic change and emerging risks on Thursday, so he brought them up himself. “It’s about the transition risk, right, as everyone’s portfolio

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How customer experience became paramount – and how it will further change

November 21, 2019 by Adam Malik

Perhaps the biggest trend one property claims expert has seen in recent years throughout the insurance industry is the focus on enhancing the customer experience. And using technology is going to be what can help one company differentiate itself from

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How commercial office buildings can improve their flood resilience

November 20, 2019 by Jason Contant

If your client is a commercial real estate building owner or manager in Canada, there are some major retrofits they can take to improve their flood resilience. While many of the measures – such as elevating and flood-proofing critical equipment,

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This is how much fire following an earthquake in Montreal could cost

November 19, 2019 by Jason Contant

A severe earthquake in the Montreal area could cause between $10 billion and $30 billion in economic losses from fire damage, according to a new study from the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR). “This loss would be virtually fully

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Can Canada weather a global financial storm?

November 19, 2019 The Canadian Press

MONTREAL – The global economic picture has worsened, increasing risks to global growth and chances of financial stress that could spill over into Canada, the senior deputy governor of the Bank of Canada said Tuesday. In a speech to the

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The many roads to successful IFRS 17 implementation

November 18, 2019 by Jason Contant

When trying to implement an IFRS 17 solution in your insurance company, should you start fresh with a new solution, integrate into your existing systems, enlist the aid of a third-party provider or some or all of the above? The

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Family sues Quebec airline over alleged negligence

November 18, 2019 Holly McKenzie-Sutter - THE CANADIAN PRESS

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – The family of a fishing guide who died in a Labrador floatplane crash this summer is suing the Quebec airline for damages, alleging negligence and breach of contractual duties. Seven men, including the pilot, were on