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Why new risks plague the hospitality sector post COVID-19

November 8, 2022 Alyssa Di Sabatino

People can eat in restaurants across Canada without wearing a mask or providing proof of vaccination, a sign the risks initially associated with the spread of COVID-19 have lessened. But, with public health restrictions largely lifted, restaurant and bar owners

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Two auto physical damage trends of concern to one insurer 

May 18, 2022 by Jason Contant

Definity Financial Corporation’s executive vice president of personal insurance is concerned about two trends in auto physical damage.  “The two areas that are of concern to us are theft and total loss, where we are seeing approximately a 25% increase

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How courts assess liability of auto dealer that leaves keys in unlocked running vehicle

December 2, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

A police officer injured in a collision with a stolen truck has lost his bid to seek compensation against the dealership from which the truck was stolen; with Canada’s top court refusing to hear the case, the end result is

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Commercial clients should do this before they leave for the day

January 16, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Are your clients checking the bathrooms before they leave work for the day? “The last thing you want is to leave someone with access to your property after the doors have been locked,” Northbridge Insurance noted in Closing time: Making

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Why thieves love the older models of Ford pickup trucks

December 5, 2019 by Adam Malik

Ford trucks once again topped the list of most-stolen vehicles in Canada, according to the latest report from Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC). But the thieves don’t want the new models: it turns out that nine of the 10 most

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How insurers treat monitored home alarm systems

July 25, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Having a video camera installed with your home alarm system is one way for your client to reduce burglary risk, but it’s questionable whether this is an underwriting factor considered by the insurance company. “To my knowledge, the majority of