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Ontario Pond of the Honourable Order of the Blue Goose Hosts Galabration

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The Ontario Pond of the Honourable Order of the Blue Goose hosted its annual Christmas party entitled Galabration at the Malaparte at the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto on December 5, 2012. More than 100 ganders and guests attended an elegant evening of

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Insurance Institute of Ontario holds 113th Annual Convocation & Awards Night on Jan. 26 in Toronto

March 31, 2012 by

The Insurance Institute of Ontario held its 113th Annual Convocation & Awards Night on Jan. 26 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Paul Martin, president of the Insurance Institute of Ontario, served as the master of ceremonies. Karen Barkley, chairwoman

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Toronto Women’s Insurance Association (TIWA) Wine and Cheese Reception

March 31, 2012 by

The Toronto Insurance Women’s Association (TIWA) Wine and Cheese Reception was held at The Hyatt Regency in Toronto on Feb 16. More than 1,200 guests attended the association’s annual signature event

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Taking Chances

January 31, 2012 Laura Kupcis

When it comes to safety, independent adjusters have come a long way from years past when safety was not high on the priority list. Now, internal company policies, and a healthy dose of common sense, are relied upon to direct adjusters to make the safest choices when handling claims.

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Property Update

January 31, 2012 Glenn Gibson

For the past 20 years, I have had the pleasure of both developing and participating in a unique training school. The course is a six-day program that is cosponsored by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF)

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Alberta Insurance Act Changes

January 31, 2012 Delores Thorbourne

A number of changes to the Insurance Act and related regulations in Alberta coming into effect July 2012, which will impact the handling of claims. Some of these changes are: changes to the limitation periods, notice of retainer by plaintiff’s

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Top 10 Insurance Decisions from 2011

January 31, 2012 Christopher Dunn

The Ontario Court of Appeal was particularly busy this past year, while the Supreme Court of Canada rested a little in the wake of Progressive Homes v. Lombard in late 2010. Without further adieu, here are the insurance coverage cases

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Effective Claims Handling

January 31, 2012 Ian Gold

Seven habits of highly successful claims handlers

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The Slip Tester

January 31, 2012 Jason Young and Michelle Livingstone

Slips and falls are not trivial matters. With large claim values for fall injuries, insurers need to know the risks they face from exposure to liability. However, with differing standards for slip testing and instruments, it can be difficult to

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On The Scene

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Carol Messervey, representing the Canadian Independent Adjusters Association’s Nova Scotia region, presents Lindsay Mackenzie of The Economical Insurance Group with the award for best results in Essentials of Loss Adjusting. ———- Sean M. Douglas has been appointed as the new

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Matson, Driscoll & Damico Thanksgiving Event

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Matson, Driscoll & Damico, a forensic accounting firm, hosted their annual American Thanksgiving Event on Nov. 24, 2011 at the Real Sports Bar & Grill in Toronto. The event raised $3,714 for the Starlight Children’s Foundation.

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Hughes Amys LLP hosts ninth annual Holiday Cocktail Party

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Friends of Hughes Amys LLP gathered at the Irish Embassy in Toronto for the firm’s annual Holiday Cocktail Party on Nov. 30. The event included a photo booth, in which people could have their pictures taken wearing accessories such as