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What risks keep mining clients up at night?

July 20, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

If you have clients in the mining sector, chances are their biggest concerns are how much their customers will pay for their products and how easily they can raise investment capital. Commodity prices and access to capital placed first and

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Envista Forensics announces noteworthy staffing updates to their Canadian Operations

April 28, 2020 Envista Forensics

TORONTO, ON, APRIL 28, 2020/insPRESS/ – Envista Forensics, a global forensic engineering and consulting firm announces a noteworthy staffing update to their Canadian Operations. Kirsten Hoedlmoser, M.Eng., CHSC, CIH, P.Eng.., has joined Envista’s Toronto office as Envista’s Canadian Technical Lead,

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How not to handle a lawsuit alleging historical environmental contamination

March 9, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Brokers wanting to advise commercial clients on pollution liability risk might learn a lesson or two from London Transit Commission v. Eaton Industries (Canada) Company, released this past Friday by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. London, Ontario’s city bus

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Who’s liable for what in this $2.2-million fuel oil spill

November 18, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Another chapter in the sad story of a $2.2-million residential heating fuel oil spill, into a fresh-water lake, has been closed. The Supreme Court of Canada announced this past Thursday it will not hear an appeal from Thompson Fuels of

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These risks call for better models

May 22, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Commercial clients need better tools to help risk managers predict their financial exposure to climate change and geopolitical factors, Canadian risk managers say. The risk from climate change “will be pervasive and have a massive impact and it’s something that

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This Supreme Court ruling could drive environmental insurance sales

March 19, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Brokers could see more demand for environmental liability insurance because of a recent Supreme Court of Canada ruling in favour of the Alberta Energy Regulator, a Toronto underwriter suggests. In Orphan Well Association v. Grant Thornton Ltd., the Supreme Court

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Liability risks from fuel storage tanks

September 14, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Clients who make tanks for flammable and hazardous material cannot always obtain insurance covering the full range of product and pollution liability. Matrix Service Company, whose products include above-ground fuel tanks, said Wednesday its products can potentially expose it to

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Risks your client faces if it buys a former gas station

May 1, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

The owner of a “brownfield” polluted commercial property in British Columbia has lost its bid to have the property considered worthless for tax purposes. Victory Motors (Abbotsford) Ltd., situated about 80 kilometres east of Vancouver, owns commercial property that was