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No one’s auto insurance was suspended under the Emergencies Act: Inquiry Report

February 21, 2023 by David Gambrill

Police chose not to apply federal Emergencies Act measures to suspend the auto insurance policies of any Freedom Convoy protest participants last year, according to the Report of the Public Inquiry into the 2022 Public Order Emergency. “The duty to

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Tory critic asks privacy commissioner to investigate hack of Freedom Convoy fundraising site

March 9, 2022 The Canadian Press

OTTAWA – The Conservative critic for ethics and accountable government says he has asked the privacy commissioner to investigate the hacking of a crowdfunding platform that raised money for convoy protests and blockades.   Tory MP James Bezan says the

Trucks from the “Freedom” convoy travel on Highway 401 headed eastbound in Kingston, Ont., headed for Ottawa, on Friday Jan. 28, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg
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Lessons learned from the Emergencies Act?

March 2, 2022 by Alyssa DiSabatino

Despite the recently revoked Emergencies Act requiring all insurers to “suspend” coverage, the industry still has received little clarity on how to enforce such rules, especially as most insurers would consider it a policy “cancellation.” One broker executive questions questions how

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With police operations underway, uncertainty around Emergencies Act continues

February 18, 2022 by Alyssa DiSabatino

With Ottawa police now making arrests of Freedom Convoy protestors, the speaker of the House of Commons Friday delayed Parliamentary debate on the Emergencies Act, which would require insurers to suspend auto insurance to those involved in the protests. The

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau looks on as Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland speaks during a news conference announcing the Emergencies Act will be invoked to deal with protests, Monday, February 14, 2022 in Ottawa. Trudeau says he has invoked the Emergencies Act to bring to an end antigovernment blockades he describes as illegal and not about peaceful protest. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian WyldTHE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
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What we know about suspending insurance under The Emergencies Act

February 16, 2022 by Alyssa DiSabatino

Canada’s federal government has begun to provide some clarity around the wording and application of its newly released Emergency Economic Measures Order, but the insurance industry still isn’t clear on how exactly it will be enacted, and industry observers and

A police car passes trucks parked in front of the Parliament buildings, Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
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Feds threaten to suspend Convoyers’ insurance. What does that mean?

February 15, 2022 by Alyssa DiSabatino

Trucks or vehicles used in freedom convoy blockades will have their insurance suspended, Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland said in a press conference Monday.  For property and casualty insurance professionals, the federal government’s path may raise more

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Could Ottawa police be sued for failing to arrest ‘freedom convoy’ protesters?

February 11, 2022 The Canadian Press

Erika Chamberlain, Professor and Dean, Faculty of Law, Western University – THE CONVERSATION This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Disclosure information is available on the

A woman crosses the street in front of vehicles parked as part of the trucker protest, Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
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Are Freedom Convoy truckers covered?

February 8, 2022 by Alyssa DiSabatino

When commercial trucks are used in protests, some insurance professionals suggest their equipment may no longer be covered.   The question has been raised while the ongoing ‘Freedom Convoy’ in Ottawa stretches into its second week. Protestors demanding an end

A person holds a sign for the "Freedom Convoy" a cross-country convoy protesting a federal vaccine mandate for truckers, as people rally against COVID-19 restrictions on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022.
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Are businesses covered for damage caused by the Freedom Convoy?

February 7, 2022 by Alyssa DiSabatino

More than a week after the “freedom convoy” rolled into Ottawa, some in the P&C industry are discussing whether or not business interruption claims due to civil disobedience are insured risks.   Ottawa’s downtown centre has been paralyzed with vehicles