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Demand for omni-channel drove this brokerage merger

Hub International Ltd. is planning to use the recent acquisition of a Windsor, Ont. firm to expand its online services with existing brokerages. “The reason why we bought Cypher Systems Group is we really felt that we wanted to have

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Which insurance lines will blockchain transform?

As the hype around blockchain continues and it looks increasingly like the technology is here to stay, insurers are taking a closer look and seeking to create coverages to respond to this evolving market. Blockchain currently has a variety of

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Diversity critical for MGA entering Quebec market

For Canadian managing general agents, maintaining a diversified portfolio and effective distribution channel for products is crucial to success, according to Gary Hirst, president of CHES Special Risk. Hirst spoke to Canadian Underwriter Thursday, one day after CHES announced it

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Directors’ liability at issue in challenge to environmental protection order

A Saskatchewan company facing a possible fine of $1 million arising from an alleged environmental offence could have its case heard by the Supreme Court of Canada. The case centres around the validity of an environmental protection order. In Canada,

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Court allows Just for Laughs founder to appeal class-action sexual harassment lawsuit

MONTREAL – Quebec’s top court will allow Just For Laughs founder Gilbert Rozon to appeal a decision that authorized a class-action lawsuit brought against him by several women for alleged harassment and sexual assault. Quebec Court of Appeal Justice Mark

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August 2018

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Why IBAO decided to move CAIB exams online

The Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario (IBAO) is anticipating “significant” time and cost savings as the exams for the Canadian Accredited Insurance Brokers (CAIB) program move to a “fully digital experience” in the province by December. “We’ll no longer be

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On the Scene: IBAA Annual Convention, May 6-9, 2018

Beautiful Banff was again the setting for the Annual Convention of the Insurance Brokers Association of Alberta (IBAA), held May 6-9, 2018. Canadian Underwriter was the exclusive national media sponsor of the event, which kicked off with a golf tournament

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Court orders parent to produce underwriting file to prove she denied permission for her child to drive

If a parent does not give permission to a child to drive the car, then if the child gets into a serious accident, a court could order the parent to produce the underwriting file to prove they did not grant

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Canadian insurer to be recognized with technology innovation award

Two yet-to-be named Canadian firms, which are using information technology to get “intelligence” from insurers’ data, will be recognized next month in Toronto. Insurance Nexus is accepting nominations for Canadian Insurance Carrier of the Year and Canadian Insurance Innovator of

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