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Are federal politicians and the P&C industry aligned on flood prevention?

October 4, 2019 by Adam Malik

Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) has “been very vocal” throughout the federal election campaign on the need for a national plan to reduce flood risk, Craig Stewart, the group’s vice president of government affairs told Canadian Underwriter in a recent

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Province considering regulatory changes for vaping

October 3, 2019 The Canadian Press

HALIFAX – Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil says his government is looking at regulations that could ban flavoured vaping products in the province. McNeil responded Wednesday after the Opposition Progressive Conservatives introduced legislation aimed at addressing the growing numbers of

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The burning question: where is Canada’s national wildfire plan?

October 1, 2019 by Adam Malik

Enough talk about wildfire risk has taken place, says Zurich Canada’s risk boss. Now there needs to be real action around building a national strategy on wildfires. It’s been three years since the wildfires in Fort McMurray, Alta., for which

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When more Isn’t merrier

September 27, 2019 Adam Malik, Managing Editor

How can a joyous occasion turn into a nightmare scenario? The perils of public parades

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What risk managers want from their brokers

September 26, 2019 by Adam Malik

As the market transforms, risk managers are looking for their brokers to keep them up to speed on market dynamics and why they are happening, a panel discussion said. Times are more challenging for everyone in the insurance industry, which

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Why now is the time to shine for risk managers

September 24, 2019 by Adam Malik

Facing increasingly difficult market conditions means now’s the time risk managers can prove their true worth, one expert told a recent panel. Steve Pottle, director of risk management at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, B.C., said that as renewal costs

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How Hong Kong protests are changing Canadian corporate risk management

September 23, 2019 Ross Marowits - THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – Violent unrest in Hong Kong is the latest geopolitical threat prompting Canadian companies to review their safety measures for overseas employees, security experts say. “It’s forced companies to kind of look at their policies and procedures around travelling

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Mixed views on whether these professionals feel prepared for the future

September 23, 2019 by Jason Contant

Will future risk management professionals be prepared to meet challenges of the business by 2025? It depends widely on who you ask in the field. A RIMS poll of 1,170 people, including 845 risk management professionals, found that for risk

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What risks are most worrying?

September 23, 2019 by Adam Malik

While it feels like cyber threats have been around for some time, they’re still at the top of the list of emerging and ongoing risks for some industry professionals. But there are others that are grabbing the attention of insurance

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Payouts from insurance policies may fuel ransomware attacks

September 20, 2019 Kathleen Foody - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

CHICAGO – The call came on a Saturday in July delivering grim news: Many of the computer systems serving the government of LaPorte County, Indiana, had been taken hostage with ransomware. The hackers demanded $250,000. No way, thought County Commission

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This is what’s putting the industry ‘at a tipping point’

September 20, 2019 by Adam Malik

Technology has been great for the insurance industry. But it’s also been creating problems, specifically creating a difficult market cycle. And it’s not the only reason why one panellist at the recent RIMS Canada Conference said the industry is “at

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How should you approach risky projects?

September 19, 2019 by Adam Malik

Debating on taking that risky project others seem to be shying away from? One insurance leader believes you should jump all over it. There was a point in her career when people told Christine Lithgow to not take on a