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New 250 person public gathering limit fairly low risk: Quebec health official

August 4, 2020 Morgan Lowrie - THE CANADIAN PRESS

MONTREAL – The decision to allow public gatherings of up to 250 people comes with a relatively low risk of COVID-19 transmission compared to other riskier social activities, Quebec’s public health director said Monday. Dr. Horacio Arruda said there weren’t

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Post-merger, new name awaits Canada’s third-largest P&C mutual

June 4, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

La Capitale and SSQ Insurance are expected to merge July 1 to form Canada’s largest mutual insurer, Quebec City-based La Capitale Insurance and Financial Services said Thursday. “The name of the new company will be announced in the next few

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Report recommends measures to avoid repeat of flooding in Quebec community

May 4, 2020 Stephanie Marin- THE CANADIAN PRESS

MONTREAL – A report into the rupture of a dike in Ste-Marthe-sur-le-Lac, Que., during spring flooding last year suggests several problems including a lack of awareness among the population about the associated risks of living in the area. The report

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Quebec to reopen retail, construction and manufacturing businesses

April 28, 2020 THE CANADIAN PRESS

MONTREAL – Premier Francois Legault says most Quebec stores as well as companies operating in construction and manufacturing will gradually be allowed to reopen in the coming weeks. Under the plan, stores outside Montreal can reopen next Monday while those

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Quebec warns no emergency shelters for spring flooding amid COVID 19 outbreak

March 17, 2020 THE CANADIAN PRESS

MONTREAL – Quebec’s public security minister is warning that due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, the province will not be able to open emergency shelters in the event of spring flooding. Genevieve Guilbault says the COVID-19 pandemic is changing the

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How lax regulation is letting people with vision problems drive

September 27, 2019 Langis Michaud, Professeur Titulaire. ecole d'optometrie. expertise en sante oculaire et usage des lentilles corneennes specialisees, Universite de Montreal - THE CANADIAN PRESS

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 original site. A recent tragic pile-up on a major highway near Montreal has

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New president at Industrial Alliance Auto and Home

September 10, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Quebec’s eighth largest property and casualty insurer has a new president. François Blais is now president of Industrial Alliance Auto and Home Insurance and Prysm General Insurance, parent company iA Financial Corporation Inc. announced Tuesday. Blais, who joined Industrial Alliance

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The latest brokerage acquired by The Co-operators

August 27, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Quebec insurance brokerage Cadieux Beausejour Dupras Inc. has been bought by The Co-operators Group Ltd. Guelph, Ont.-based The Co-operators, Canada’s fifth-largest property and casualty insurer, announced the Cadieux Beausejour Dupras acquisition Tuesday. As a result, Cadieux Beausejour Dupras will become

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Spring flooding not sinking cottage markets in Ontario, Quebec: report

June 7, 2019 Ross Marowits - THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – Spring flooding has failed to sink Ontario and Quebec’s cottage real estate markets, according to Royal LePage’s annual recreational property report. Parts of Quebec cottage country were inaccessible for weeks because of road closures and some Ontario properties

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Almost 3,800 businesses in three regions at risk from flooding: StatCan

May 24, 2019 THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – Statistics Canada says almost 3,800 business locations were at risk of being affected by spring flooding in three of the hardest hit regions of the country. About 1,500 were potentially affected as of the end of April in

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Flood threat remains in Quebec and Ontario

May 15, 2019 THE CANADIAN PRESS

MONTREAL – The Canadian Forces will maintain soldiers in Quebec to remove sandbags and restore critical infrastructure in communities hit by flooding, Brig.-Gen. Jennie Carignan said Monday. And while flooding has largely stabilized or begun to subside, high water levels

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How much of the Quebec flooding is insurable?

April 29, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

About one in three Quebec homeowners have overland flood coverage, but that number could be much lower in areas affected by recent floods. In the Montreal suburb of Ste-Marthe-sur-le-Lac, Que., waters from Lake of Two Mountains breached a dike at about