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How subrogated claim leads to landmark win for Guarantee

A $1.9-million surety bond claim has resulted in a landmark court decision in favour of The Guarantee Company of North America. A-1 Asphalt Maintenance Ltd. went bankrupt in 2014. At that time it was a contractor on four road-paving projects in

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How much of a cost decrease will get your clients to switch carriers?

More than half (56%) of polled Canadians would switch insurance providers for a savings of $150 or more, according to a new survey from Kanetix.ca, an online comparison site for insurance rates. Almost the same percentage (57%) of the 812

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How mixing marijuana and alcohol may lead to more settlements

With recreational marijuana legal in Canada since Oct. 17, 2018, social hosts and bars will need to pay attention to liability arising from people who are intoxicated by both marijuana and alcohol. Traditional liquor liability cases can be complicated enough

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Why Canada’s largest mutual insurer is not demutualizing

Unlike Economical Insurance, Canada’s largest mutual insurer plans to stay that way. “Everybody says, ‘Because of what Economical is doing, are you going to demutualize?’ No,” Carol Jardine, president of the Canadian property and casualty operations of Wawanesa Mutual Insurance

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This area could get half a metre of snow

FREDERICTON – An intense winter storm is forecast to descend on the Maritimes on Sunday, and the New Brunswick government is warning residents to prepare for power outages. Environment Canada says a low-pressure system approaching from the southwest will track

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Board Liability and the Rise of #MeToo – Lunch Workshop

Join your colleagues in Halifax for lunch and learning! This seminar will examine the rise of the #MeToo movement in Canada from the Atlantic Canadian perspective. Click below to claim your spot—we look forward to seeing you there!

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Moving Beyond The Stigma: Cannabis Market Risks & Rewards

Two in-depth sessions that will take you beyond the myths, stigmas and rumours surrounding the future of cannabis in Canada. Our experts will discuss cannabis hot topics from a legal, financial, insurance, investment, and employment perspective.

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How weak insurance sector growth puts technology in the spotlight

Expected weak insurance sector growth in the near-term is fueling the need for efficiency gains through technology and innovation, Ernst & Young Canada said recently. The EY Insurance Outlook 2019 reveals that insurance sector growth is expected to remain weak

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Can’t hear the ambulance? Turn down your radio

A B.C. driver has failed in his bid to receive a refund for his insurance premium increase and deductible after B.C.’s public auto insurer found him 100% responsible for failing to clear an intersection for an ambulance. A B.C. ambulance

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Do brokers receive enough tech training?

Are brokers in Canada properly trained to use new technology? “It seems there is an under-investment in the human resources component of new technology,” said Jeff McCann, CEO of Digital MGA Marketplace Ltd., a Vancouver-based company that helps brokers with

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