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Why Uber Canada dropped Intact as its insurance provider

September 16, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Ride sharing firm Uber Canada chose Economical as its insurance provider because Uber would not agree to Intact’s pricing, a senior Intact executive said Tuesday. “We had a very good relationship, we just couldn’t agree on the price,” Intact CFO

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Uber autonomous vehicle testing resumes in Toronto

December 20, 2018 Ian Bickis - THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – Uber Technologies Inc. says its self-driving vehicles have returned to the streets of Toronto in a modified program after it halted testing earlier this year when one of its autonomous vehicles struck and killed a pedestrian in Arizona.

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Saskatchewan approves ride hailing rules

December 7, 2018 Ryan McKenna - THE CANADIAN PRESS

REGINA – Saskatchewan has approved ride-hailing regulations but it could be a while before companies and drivers hit the road in the province’s two biggest cities. Rules are to take effect on Dec. 14 but the minister responsible for Saskatchewan

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What could stop insurers from being ‘uberized’

December 7, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Amazon and Google may disrupt the insurance industry some day, but don’t expect either of these firms to start underwriting, suggests the head of one of Canada’s largest property and casualty insurers. “The Googles and Amazons of this world might

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Uber privacy breach could affect 815,000 Canadians

December 12, 2017 Ian Bickis - THE CANADIAN PRESS

CALGARY – Uber Canada said late Monday that 815,000 Canadian riders and drivers may have been affected as part of its worldwide data breach announced in November. The disclosure came the same day the federal privacy commissioner said it had

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Legalization of marijuana calls for ‘more thorough’ risk assessment from brokers: OIAA speaker

January 31, 2017 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

The legalization of marijuana for medicinal purposes is “creating a challenge” for claims adjusters and brokers alike, with a need for customized insurance policies for producers and for updating lease agreements, a speaker suggested at a conference Tuesday. “Possession of

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Ontario approves commercial fleet coverage for ride sharing

July 7, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The Ontario government announced Thursday it has approved a regulatory change allowing “commercial fleet insurance to be offered for vehicles that can be hired through an online application.” Ontario auto insurers “can now develop insurance policies for purchase by ride-share

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Consistent approach by Canada’s p&c insurers essential to address existing, emerging issues: IBC chair

April 21, 2016 Angela Stelmakowich, Editor

Collaboration and consistency among Canada’s property and casualty insurers will be key as the industry looks to tackle top-of-mind issues – like the sharing economy and overland flood – in a rapidly changing and increasingly complex environment, Sylvie Paquette, chair