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How sports hazing and abuse affects insurers

There seems to be no shortage of hazing and abuse incidents in the news lately. Earlier this month, a Miami University student was allegedly hit “with a paddle with spikes and grooves,” forced to drink large amounts of alcohol and

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How tax rules affect brokers selling business to children

If you own your brokerage and are concerned you would face a hefty tax bill if you sell the business to your kids, the federal government wants to hear from you. In his 2019-20 budget document, Finance Minister Bill Morneau

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Pot legalization not a good reason to raise auto rates: Regulator

Nova Scotia’s auto insurance regulator is not letting The Dominion of Canada General Insurance Company take marijuana legalization into account when calculating this year’s rate increases. The Dominion said in a rate change application that claims frequency will likely go

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How the cat season so far compares to 2018

It seems that the Canadian catastrophe season is off to a strong start, with five events so far this quarter compared to the normal one. “I will say that we have had an anomalous start to the year,” said Laura

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How $15-billion Quebec class-action award affected this company

MONTREAL –  Rothmans, Benson & Hedges has become the third tobacco company to receive a temporary reprieve from compensating 100,000 Quebec smokers after securing creditor protection in an Ontario court on Friday. Imperial Tobacco Canada and JTI-Macdonald Corp. were both

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FIRST Canada recognized as a 2019 Employee Recommended Workplace

TORONTO, ON – March 26, 2019/insPRESS/ -For the third consecutive year, FIRST Insurance Funding of Canada (FIRST Canada) was recognized as an Employee Recommended Workplace from human resources consulting and technology company Morneau Shepell, in association with The Globe and Mail. This

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FirstOnSite Restoration bolsters Eastern Ontario team with addition of Business Development Manager

MISSISSAUGA, ON, March 26, 2019/insPRESS/ – FirstOnSite Restoration, Canada’s leading independent disaster restoration services provider, has reinvigorated its Ontario leadership team with the addition of Natalia Pellati, Business Development Manager in Eastern Ontario. In this role, Natalia will lead and support

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DKI Canada kicks off national Adopt A Room Program in support of Ronald McDonald House Charities Canada.

TORONTO, ON – March 26, 2019/insPRESS/ – Chris Schmidt, CEO of DKI Canada is pleased to announce the national kick off of the DKI Canada Adopt a Room Program in support of Ronald McDonald House Charities Canada. Our first DKI Canada room

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Why likeability is not the most important selling point

Are you worried that you won’t be able to get the sale if your client doesn’t like you? No need to worry! A recent analysis of 450,000 salespeople found that among elite salespeople – those in the 95-100 percentile –

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Intact announces departure of executive vice president

Intact Financial Corporation (IFC) has announced that executive vice president Don Fox will be leaving the company effective May 3. Fox has been responsible for overseeing IFC’s investment management, corporate legal, corporate development, audit and finance functions. These key functions,

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