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Look to utilities, retailers for cyber sales opportunities, suggests new survey

August 22, 2018 by Jason Contant

If you’re looking to sell cyber coverage to big business, focus your efforts on utilities and retailers, suggest the results of a recent survey. The survey of companies with 500 or more employees also found that a growing number of

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How legal defence costs can be ‘gobsmacking large,’ even when you win the case

August 22, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

A recent decision by an Ontario judge shows how much a corporate client might have pay to defend itself from a lawsuit – even one that gets thrown out of court. Three beer manufacturers, Molson, Labatt and Sleeman, spent a

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How blockchain may ramp up your liability exposure

August 21, 2018 by Jason Contant

The rise of blockchain and cryptocurrency technologies have triggered an explosion in securities litigation, a lawyer specializing in the field said last week during a webinar on the insurance implications of blockchain and cryptocurrencies. Alex Drylewski is a partner of

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New InsurTech Software Suite Helps Clients Manage Independent Contractors Seamlessly

August 20, 2018 Crawford & Company (Canada) Inc.

TORONTO, ON, August 20, 2018 /insPRESS/ – Crawford Compliance Inc., a subsidiary of Crawford & Company (Canada) Inc. today announces the launch of a new contractor management solution. In line with Crawford’s mission to restore and enhance lives business and

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Airbnb asks federal government for regulation

August 20, 2018 Jordan Press - THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – One of the world’s largest short-term rental websites is inviting the Trudeau Liberals to create a regulatory regime for the burgeoning industry – something its critics have long advocated and raising pressure on the government to set rules

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Directors’ liability at issue in challenge to environmental protection order

August 17, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

A Saskatchewan company facing a possible fine of $1 million arising from an alleged environmental offence could have its case heard by the Supreme Court of Canada. The case centres around the validity of an environmental protection order. In Canada,

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Court allows Just for Laughs founder to appeal class-action sexual harassment lawsuit

August 17, 2018 Stephanie Marin - THE CANADIAN PRESS

MONTREAL – Quebec’s top court will allow Just For Laughs founder Gilbert Rozon to appeal a decision that authorized a class-action lawsuit brought against him by several women for alleged harassment and sexual assault. Quebec Court of Appeal Justice Mark

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B.C. declares provincial state of emergency over wildfires

August 15, 2018 The Canadian Press

VICTORIA – The British Columbia government has declared a provincial state of emergency to support the response to the hundreds of wildfires burning across the province. The state of emergency will remain in effect for 14 days, but can be

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Ontario to sell pot online in fall, in private retail stores by April 2019

August 14, 2018 Shawn Jeffords - THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – Recreational cannabis will be sold online in Ontario when legalized this fall and in private retail stores across the province early next year, the government announced Monday, reversing the previous administration’s plan to distribute cannabis through publicly owned

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Should Canada reconsider how it finances wildfire suppression?

August 13, 2018 by Jason Contant

As hundreds of wildfires burn across British Columbia, one disaster mitigation expert is recommending that Canada reconsiders how it finances fire suppression costs. Last year, B.C. alone paid out more than $560 million in fire suppression costs, and it is

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One trillion litres of sewage leaked into Canadian lakes and rivers over last five years

August 13, 2018 Mia Rabson - THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – Last Wednesday, a team of people from the Lake Ontario Waterkeeper environmental group descended on the Toronto harbourfront looking for any signs the previous night’s massive, flash-flood rainfall had caused the city’s ancient combined sewer system to overflow

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Innovation, yes. But don’t forget to manage the risks.

August 10, 2018 by Jason Contant

While Canadian organizations are investing in emerging technologies and innovation, few of them are managing the associated risks, a report from PwC Canada suggests. Jennifer Johnson, a partner and national financial services leader with PwC Canada, says that when she