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Risk Jockey

April 2, 2019 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

How does a radio guy become a leading Canadian risk manager? Steve Pottle, who serves on the global board of RIMS, says it all began
with Y2K…

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Four tips for hosting a successful networking event

April 1, 2019 by Jason Contant

Many professionals are intrigued by the idea of hosting their own networking event, and insurance professionals are no exception. “After all, there are clear professional benefits to becoming known as a connector, and if you’re an introvert, you can create

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Manitoba’s flood fears ease a bit with dry weather

March 27, 2019 Steve Lambert - THE CANADIAN PRESS

WINNIPEG – Dry weather and a slow melt so far have somewhat eased the flood potential in Manitoba, although it will be a few more weeks until the threat passes. The provincial government says with average to unfavourable weather, the

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How sports hazing and abuse affects insurers

March 26, 2019 by Jason Contant

There seems to be no shortage of hazing and abuse incidents in the news lately. Earlier this month, a Miami University student was allegedly hit “with a paddle with spikes and grooves,” forced to drink large amounts of alcohol and

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How $15-billion Quebec class-action award affected this company

March 26, 2019 THE CANADIAN PRESS

MONTREAL –  Rothmans, Benson & Hedges has become the third tobacco company to receive a temporary reprieve from compensating 100,000 Quebec smokers after securing creditor protection in an Ontario court on Friday. Imperial Tobacco Canada and JTI-Macdonald Corp. were both

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Why likeability is not the most important selling point

March 25, 2019 by Jason Contant

Are you worried that you won’t be able to get the sale if your client doesn’t like you? No need to worry! A recent analysis of 450,000 salespeople found that among elite salespeople – those in the 95-100 percentile –

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How privacy breach lawsuit could get more expensive for Equifax

March 25, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Equifax may have to defend itself against separate privacy class action lawsuits in at least two Canadian provinces as a result of a cyber breach in 2017. A cyber insurance claim can be triggered when a client is subject to

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How BC Hydro fares in managing its cyber security risk

March 20, 2019 by Jason Contant

British Columbia’s electric utility is managing its cyber security risk for system components that must conform to mandatory reliability standards, but not for components to which the standards do not apply, the province’s auditor general has found. “We concluded that

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How to onboard your new sales managers

March 18, 2019 by Jason Contant

Proper manager onboarding and development can have high payback for any sales force, noted the blog Why New Sales Managers Need More Training, published late last week in Harvard Business Review. Onboarding is the process of integrating a newly hired

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What hard market in liquor liability means for clients

March 11, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Clients planning St. Patrick’s Day celebrations may find themselves short on luck when it comes to insurance coverage. It’s becoming more difficult for clients to get insurance for liquor-related losses with the terms they need, one managing general agent observes.

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What surprises this broker about sports insurance

March 11, 2019 Dan Ralph THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – He has played Canadian university football and coached the game, but Todd Smith is waiting before he lets his two sons get on the field. “I’m not in a rush to put my kids into football just knowing

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This research can help defend slip and fall claims

March 6, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

If your client owns or manages a property, can it put a number on the slipperiness of the surfaces? This is what companies managing an Ottawa property did after they were sued for $2.9 million by a civil servant who