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A giant fireball is seen as a wild fire rips through the forest 16 km south of Fort McMurray, Alberta on highway 63 on May 7, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
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What is the P&C insurance sector’s role in “building back better”?

March 13, 2023 by David Gambrill

If Canada’s property and casualty insurance industry wants Canadian homeowners to “build back better” after a natural catastrophe, it may have to revisit its foundational promise to restore a homeowner’s property to the condition it was in before the disaster.

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Flood policy education: What brokers are up against

November 30, 2022 by David Gambrill

Half of Canadian homeowners have not purchased additional coverage for water damage, relying on a standard homeowner policy that does not cover risk of overland flood or water seepage into the home. Endorsements are available to extend coverage for water

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How insurers plan to advocate for climate adaptation in federal election

August 17, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Adapting properties and communities to be more resilient to climate-related disasters should be a federal election issue, an Insurance Bureau of Canada official told Canadian Underwriter Monday. “We will be very active throughout the federal election in advocating for adaptation

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Regulator’s pilot project to start scenario-testing for climate change risks

January 7, 2021 by David Gambrill

Canada’s solvency regulator has introduced a pilot project in 2021 to conduct scenario testing of the impact of various climate-related risks on financial institutions’ bottom lines. “The first step of the pilot project is to develop a Canada-relevant set of