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Restaurants want exemption from reduced wage subsidy as Ontario keeps dining shut

May 14, 2021 The Canadian Press

TORONTO – Restaurant owners say they are concerned about operations as federal subsidies begin to wind down, even as provinces like Ontario extend stay-at-home or lockdown measures. Restaurants Canada is seeking an exemption from the federal government’s scheduled phase-out of

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Aon’s approach to post-pandemic travel and entertainment

May 11, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

As business leaders await an easing of pandemic lockdown restrictions, Aon Plc executives suggest that, going forward, they plan to apply the lessons they’ve learned during COVID-19 regarding collaboration. “We are going to be smart about how we do [travel

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Canadian primary insurers may align with reinsurers’ new communicable disease exclusions

May 10, 2021 by Jason Contant

Canadian insurers may introduce new communicable disease exclusions to harmonize policy language with their revised reinsurance policies, Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) said recently.  International reinsurance markets introduced a new communicable diseases exclusion in many countries over the past few

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Lower visits, revenue reported as pandemic measures created unpredictable ski season

May 6, 2021 Dan Healing - THE CANADIAN PRESS

CALGARY – Measures to control the COVID-19 pandemic made for a bumpy ride for most of the ski and snowboard industry in Canada, as revenues slumped even at resorts that were able to maintain near-normal lift ticket sales in a

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‘Pandamennial’ careers take a nosedive: Why the industry should help

May 5, 2021 by Adam Malik

Global events have delayed the career development of young insurance professionals and the P&C industry needs to figure out how to help, risk manager execs said during the recent RIMS Live 2021 virtual conference. Colleen Zitt, chief risk officer at

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Fairfax takes a stand against using COVID as a reason to fire staff

May 3, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

The parent company of Northbridge Insurance took a stand against cutting staff due to the pandemic. “One of the things we did last year is we said [to the president of each Fairfax-owned insurer], ‘You cannot use COVID-19 as a

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Port of Montreal volumes fall for first time in seven years due to pandemic, strikes

May 3, 2021 The Canadian Press

MONTREAL – The COVID-19 pandemic, a dockworkers strike and a rail blockage hit the Port of Montreal, which saw its cargo volumes fall in 2020 for the first time in seven years. The port says its volumes fell 14 per

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Risk managers’ takeaway from COVID-19: Yes, it can happen to us

April 23, 2021 by Adam Malik

The global COVID-19 pandemic has taught risk managers to be prepared for any threats, no matter how unlikely or far-fetched they may seem, industry experts said at a RIMS conference webinar panel. The risk of a pandemic has been on

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Alberta bill would protect health workers, care homes from some COVID-19 lawsuits

April 23, 2021 Dean Bennett – THE CANADIAN PRESS

EDMONTON – Alberta has introduced a bill that would give legal protection to health workers, including long-term care-home operators, facing lawsuits over COVID-19. Richard Gotfried, a United Conservative backbencher, says the proposed legislation offers protection but is not a free

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Focus has been on staff health, but what about the leaders?

April 22, 2021 by Adam Malik

Leaders at property and casualty insurance organizations need to make sure they are taking care of themselves during the ongoing pandemic crisis, because if they’re not, they won’t be of much help to their staff, panellists said during a recent

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COVID’s effect on Canadian auto and property rates

April 22, 2021 by Jason Contant

Endorsements to auto policies as a result of changing driving habits from COVID-19 are resulting in average premium rate renewal decreases across most of the country, according to Applied Systems’ latest rating index report. Personal property rates, on the other

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