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School bus accident on highway injures 12

May 23, 2019 THE CANADIAN PRESS

EDMONTON -Twelve people, including 11 children, were taken to hospital Thursday after a school bus crash on one of Edmonton’s busiest freeways. Emergency officials said the collision happened at about 8:15 a.m. on Whitemud Drive near the Quesnell Bridge over

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How Intact lost this battle over vehicle storage fees

May 16, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Canada’s largest P&C insurer has suffered a setback in its quest to minimize vehicle storage fees. A recent Ontario court ruling means that, for the time being, Intact Insurance has to pay J.P. Towing Service & Storage Limited storage fees

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How ride-sharing insurance on leased vehicles will change in this province

May 13, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Limiting financial risk to firms that lease out vehicles used for ride sharing is one aim of legislation before Ontario law makers. Right now, the Insurance Act has limits on lessors’ vicarious liability but it “does not account for the

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CU Total Loss Series: Where are the bottlenecks?

May 13, 2019 by David Gambrill

Total Loss Series, Part 2: Bottlenecks Imagine Canada’s auto insurance industry saving millions of dollars each year in total loss costs and passing that along to Canadian drivers in the form of premium decreases. And all by simply reducing total

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A major risk factor in children being hit by cars

May 8, 2019 Paola Loriggio - THE CANADIAN PRESS

A new study suggests children from poorer areas of Ontario face a greater risk of getting hit by vehicles than those from wealthier areas, possibly because they are more likely to walk to school alone. The study – conducted by

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Why it’s ‘time to stop talking’ about the Marshall report

May 6, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Two years after David Marshall released 30 recommendations for reforming auto insurance in Ontario, it’s time to focus on what the current government is actually proposing, a consultant suggests. “I think it’s time to stop talking about Marshall and focus

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An explainer on the Ontario government’s move to review highway speed limits

May 6, 2019 Adam Burns - THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – Ontario’s government plans to launch a review of speed limits on provincial highways, with the transportation minister musing that some of those roads can safely handle traffic at 120 kilometres per hour. Here’s a look at the context

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Why this claimant cannot sue over auto collision

May 2, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

A motorist should have known he was listed by his insurer as an excluded driver, an Ontario court has ruled. Johnathon Trudeau filed a lawsuit against David Cavanagh as a result of a 2013 vehicle collision in Espanola. Trudeau also

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One key ingredient missing from this province’s auto reform proposals

April 24, 2019 by David Gambrill

Newfoundland & Labrador has introduced a slew of changes intended to help stabilize insurance rates – and a cap on minor injuries, implemented in many other Canadian provinces, isn’t one of them. Instead, the provincial government is proposing to raise

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Auto ‘very difficult policy to understand,’ says broker-turned-parliamentarian

April 23, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

The Ontario government wants to make the auto claims process easier to navigate and less cumbersome, a politician who used to be a broker told the legislature last week. “Today when someone has an accident, they are assigned an adjuster,”

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CU Total Loss Series: To repair, or not to repair?

April 17, 2019 by David Gambrill

Total Loss Series, Part 1:  Cycle Times Imagine Canada’s auto insurance industry saving millions of dollars each year in total loss costs and passing that along to Canadian drivers in the form of premium decreases. And all by simply reducing

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Uber-style platform for expediting appraisals now in Canada

April 16, 2019 by David Gambrill

An Uber-style platform to expedite home and auto claims appraisals has made its way into Canada. Offered by WeGoLook, the online and mobile sharing-economy platform provides personalized, onsite data capture for inspections and low-complexity services across the United States. Now