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What risk managers can learn from Supreme Court ruling in favour of Canada Post

January 8, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

How should risk managers handle situations where their workers could encounter hazards off site? A recent Supreme Court of Canada ruling in favour of Canada Post could provide some guidance, a lawyer suggested Tuesday to Canadian Underwriter. “It is now

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Canada Post admits cannabis privacy breach involving online customers

November 7, 2018 Colin Perkel - THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – Canada Post publicly admitted to a privacy breach involving thousands of Ontario’s online cannabis customers on Wednesday after the province’s only outlet for legal recreational marijuana notified clients of the problem. The postal service said in a statement

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How rotating postal strikes are affecting these major insurers

October 23, 2018 by Jason Contant

After much hand-wringing about the impact of a postal strike on the insurance industry, rotating strikes by Canada Post workers have seemed to have had little impact on major insurers. Aviva Canada told Canadian Underwriter Tuesday the immediate impact of

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How brokers should prepare for Canada Post strike

October 17, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Brokers need to prepare scripts in case their staff get a flood of phone calls from clients asking how they plan to work without mail service, the Centre for Study of Insurance Operations advises. “Mail service may be interrupted indefinitely,”

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How a Canada Post interruption could play out

October 15, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

The federal government will probably consider legislating Canada Post employees back to work if they go on strike or are locked out, a labour lawyer told Canadian Underwriter Monday. “I think it’s likely that the Liberals will consider” back-to-work legislation,

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How Canada Post disruption could help the insurance industry

October 11, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

The threat of a work stoppage at Canada Post may lead to a positive outcome in a back-handed way, by potentially raising awareness among regulators and consumers about the value of electronic documents, an Insurance Bureau of Canada official suggests.

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Threat of Canada Post strike still alive

October 7, 2018 Terry Pedwell - THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – The union representing 50,000 employees at Canada Post panned the latest contract offers from the corporation Thursday, calling them “disappointing” and keeping alive the threat of a work stoppage as the busy holiday online shopping season approaches. Two

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How Intact and Aviva are preparing for a possible Canada Post strike

September 19, 2018 by Jason Contant

Canada’s two largest insurers have plans in place to provide policy documents to consumers in the event of a postal strike. Workers at Canada Post may strike as early as Sept. 26 if their union cannot reach a new contract