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Ontario ministry searches Volkswagen offices in emissions scandal investigation

September 20, 2017 Dan Healing - THE CANADIAN PRESS

The federal government should be moving ahead with action against Volkswagen in the wake of news that Ontario has charged the company and carried out a raid on its headquarters, according to an environmental organization. On Tuesday, provincial authorities executed

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Ontario government proposes to ‘strengthen’ conservation authorities’ flood protection role

September 12, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Ontario politicians debated Monday a bill that, if passed into law, would increase the role of conservation authorities in protecting property from flooding. Provincial conservation authorities’ roles include flood and erosion control, ice management, flood forecasting and warning and drought

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Smoke from forest fires forces general evacuation of Pelican Narrows, Sask.

August 30, 2017 The Canadian Press (CPSTF)

PELICAN NARROWS, Sask. – A general evacuation has been ordered for a northeastern Saskatchewan community because of smoke and road closures caused by wildfires. The Saskatchewan government says emergency social services is preparing to receive an additional 1,100 people from

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Beazley launches environmental coverage in Canada

July 19, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Beazley has launched its local environmental coverage in Canada with a product suite tailored to the specific market. The suite includes the ECLIPSE (fixed site) form, the ENVIRO (contractors’ pollution legal liability) form and the BeazleyOne (combined) form. Limits are

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Shipping losses continue to decline but “perfect storm” of regulation, cost savings and cybersecurity looms: AGCS

June 13, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Large shipping losses have declined by 50% over the past decade, but a “perfect storm” of regulation, cost savings and cybersecurity looms, according to Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty’s (AGCS) fifth annual Safety and Shipping Review 2017. The report, released

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XL Catlin launches new contractors pollution liability program in Canada and the U.S.

June 8, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

XL Catlin announced on Thursday that it has launched its new Contractors Pollution Liability Express Program in Canada and the United States to provide consumers with “speed to market and a streamlined environmental insurance underwriting approach” for small to midsize

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How legalizing pot will affect your insurance policies

June 5, 2017 Jason Contant, Online Editor

The impending legalization of marijuana in Canada raises a number of legal issues related to property insurance policies, Michael Teitelbaum, a partner with Hughes Amys LLP, said last week at ARC Group Canada’s 2017 annual seminar and cocktail event. In

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Government of Canada to develop a national Zero-Emissions Vehicle Strategy by 2018

May 26, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Government of Canada announced on Friday that it will develop a national Zero-Emissions Vehicle Strategy by 2018. Marc Garneau, the Minister of Transport, and Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, said in a statement from Transport

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Environment and Climate Change Canada releases technical paper on proposed federal carbon pricing options

May 19, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) has released a technical paper outlining a proposed federal carbon pricing option for provinces that choose not to have their own system in place in 2018. A backgrounder from ECCC referenced the Pan-Canadian approach

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Volkswagen to pay US$2.8 billion in U.S. diesel emission scandal

April 21, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

DETROIT – Volkswagen has been ordered to pay a $2.8 billion criminal penalty in the United States for cheating on diesel emissions tests. Federal Judge Sean Cox in Detroit followed the deal negotiated by VW and the U.S. Justice Department.

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Can-Sure Underwriting & Beacon Underwriting promotes Cameron Copeland to president

April 18, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Canadian property and casualty managing general agency (MGA) Can-Sure Underwriting and Beacon Underwriting announced on Tuesday that Cameron Copeland will assume the role of president. Copeland assumed the role effective April 15, succeeding Can-Sure founder Jeff Hart, who has “decided

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Ontario launches global climate change challenge

April 17, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The province of Ontario has launched a global climate change challenge, urging local and international companies to develop the “next generation of transformative clean technologies” to help combat the phenomenon. The provincial Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science said in