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Electronic logs will be mandatory for truck, bus drivers

June 14, 2019 by THE CANADIAN PRESS

ETOBICOKE, Ont. – Transport Canada says it will require all commercial drivers to have electronic logging devices – one of the recommendations from a coroner’s report into the Humboldt Broncos bus crash. The federal department says the tamper-resistant devices will…

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Why this vehicle accident defendant tried to quash $850,000 settlement

June 14, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Adjusters handling auto liability claims shouldn’t be too quick to settle and take what the plaintiff’s lawyer is saying with a grain of salt. These are among the takeaways from Thursday’s Supreme Court of Canada decision in Fleury v. Paulus.…

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Canadians don’t think about AI – here’s why brokers should

June 14, 2019 by Adam Malik

Nearly six out of 10 Canadian employees believe artificial intelligence will have no impact on their jobs, according to a recent survey. Brokers would be wise to not side with the majority. As AI becomes more refined, it will be…

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Do you need an API product manager?

June 14, 2019 by Jason Contant

Are you working with enough application programming interfaces (APIs) that you need an API product manager? Mark O’Neill, VP analyst at research and advisory firm Gartner, recommends that companies create such a role within their organization. The role doesn’t necessarily…

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Quebec’s largest brokerage grows with latest acquisition

June 14, 2019 by Jason Contant

Large Quebec brokerage Lussier Dale Parizeau (LDP) has acquired the assets of Petrela, Murray, LeBlanc Inc., another brokerage in the province. With the acquisition, Lussier Dale Parizeau now totals $475 million in premium volume, the brokerage said in a press…

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Quebec’s third biggest P&C insurer working on merger

June 13, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

La Capitale General Insurance and LEDOR Assurances could combine if a plan announced Wednesday is approved by regulators. The two property and casualty insurers “have embarked on an initiative to amalgamate,” Quebec City-based La Capitale Insurance and Financial Services said…

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How this cyber breach defendant got a six-figure cost award

June 13, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Defendants who won a class-action lawsuit were recently awarded $166,000 to reimburse them for legal costs, but the plaintiffs are appealing. Casino Rama, located near Orillia, Ont. was the target of a cyber breach in 2016 by an unknown criminal.…

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No ‘silver bullet’ for bus passenger safety: Commons committee

June 13, 2019 by Teresa Wright - THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – A committee of MPs who probed bus-passenger safety in Canada has decided not to call for seatbelts to be installed in Canadian school buses, urging further study instead. The House of Commons transportation committee launched an investigation into…

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O’Donovan first woman to lead Aviva board

June 13, 2019 by Adam Malik

Anne Marie O’Donovan is taking over as chairwoman of Aviva Canada’s board of directors and its seven regulated subsidiaries – the first female to do so with the company. She has long been recognized as a leader, winning the Women…

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What is costing Alberta auto insurers the most

June 13, 2019 by Jason Contant

Third-party liability coverage continues to be the bane of Alberta auto insurers’ existence, the province’s Automobile Insurance Rate Board (AIRB) revealed in its 2018 annual report. Provincial auto insurers collect 53% of every dollar for third-party liability coverage, but are…

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CU Total Loss Series: Bending Time

June 13, 2019 by David Gambrill, Editor-in-Chief

Total Loss Series, Part 3: Solutions Imagine Canada’s auto insurance industry saving millions of dollars each year in total loss costs and passing that along to Canadian drivers in the form of premium decreases. And all by simply reducing total…

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$107-million Saskatchewan oil leak results in guilty plea

June 12, 2019 by Colette Derworiz - THE CANADIAN PRESS

LLOYDMINSTER, Sask. – Husky Energy has pleaded guilty in a pipeline leak that sent oil spilling into a major river and fouled the source of drinking water for thousands of people. The spill into the North Saskatchewan River in July…


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