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Insurance Bureau of Canada teams with Ontario MPP to deliver free carbon monoxide alarms

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The Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) has today announced a collaboration with Yvan Baker, MPP for Etobicoke Centre. In a press release, the partnership announced a donation scheme to bring carbon monoxide alarms for homes of local residents. In a bid to raise awareness for what is often dubbed

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IBC: British Columbia auto insurance consumers want competition

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The Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) has conducted a survey in British Columbia and found an overwhelming number of customers in the province (78%) want more auto insurance choice and competition. Maple Leaf Strategies conducted the survey on behalf of the IBC, polling 1,000 B.C. residents

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Quebecers unclear on home insurance and earthquake coverage says IBC

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Quebecers have been involved in Canada’s Great ShakeOut earthquake drill, but the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) says residents in the province still have a knowledge gap about earthquake protection. The Great ShakeOut global event took place on Thursday, and was in Canada for the fifth

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Ontario government proposes further analysis of home insurance warranty regulations recommendations

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The Government of Ontario wants to the administrator of its new home warranty program to be separate from the regulator of the also new home builders and vendors. Before that, the Liberals plan to study recommendations that suggest a multi-provider insurance system would be best for new home

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IBC warns home insurance customers about tree management

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Home insurance is essential to help protect property against damage, but preventative measures can mean you never need to make a claim. We have seen this year how rains and strong winds can cause huge damage to homes, and the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) is advising customers on how to make sure

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MPI opens modern automotive research centre

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Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) has opened its new modern centre for automotive research. The state-of-the-art complex focuses on training in an effort to keep pace with “rapid changes in the design, construction, technology and reparability of motor vehicles,” provincial Minister of Crown

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CAA SCO calls for further tow truck regulations in Ontario

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The south-central Ontario branch of the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) wants the provincial government to create regulations to further reform the towing industry, following “continued instances of harrowing stories from motorists involving unscrupulous tow truck drivers on Ontario

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ICBC opens campaign for pedestrian safety

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The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) has announced a collaboration with the provincial police and government to launch a pedestrian safety campaign. “Alarmingly, a disproportionate number of pedestrian-related crashes and injuries happen in just four months of the year – 43

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Uber to remain in Quebec for now

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US-based ride-sharing giant Uber appears to be backing down on its threat to leave the Quebec market and says it will stick around, at least for now. The company announced Friday it will remain in the province and will continue to seek a resolution with the transport minister over a regulatory

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Transport Minister checks in on autonomous vehicles development

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Marc Garneau, Canada’s Transport Minister, was in California this last week and tested a Tesla autonomous vehicle. While Prime Minister was visiting Washington and Mexico City, Garneau was meeting with two senators in Silicon Valley to see how Tesla’s development of driverless cars. With

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Manitoba to expand flood maps

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Manitoba will expand its flood mapping inventory by adding more important information for three priority watersheds. The provincial government, in collaboration with the federal government, announced the improvements on Thursday. Manitoba Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler said the expanded

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Government continues to work with insurers on flood mitigation and protection

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Federal government knows there are major gaps in flood mitigation and protection in Canada and the insurance industry and government continue to work on finding a solution, said a speaker and the recent National Insurance Conference of Canada (NICC). “There are ongoing discussions with senior

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ICLR to host wildfire webinar

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The Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR) has announced a webinar to be hosted later this month, focused on vulnerabilities and mitigation strategies to protect buildings from wildfire. ICLR says the webinar will take place from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. EDT on Oct. 20. The main focus of

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Costs rising as severe collisions rise

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The auto insurance market in Canada is being stretched by the increasing severity of collisions and no reduction in accidents overall. A speaker at the National Insurance Conference of Canada (NICC) last week said the situation is causing “big cost pressures upward on severity coming from both

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ICBC suspends 21 life insurance agents

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The Insurance Council of British Columbia (ICBC) has placed 21 life insurance agents in Surrey under investigation, accusing them of colluding to cheat on their own licensing exams. Speaking to CBC about the case, ICBC executive director Gerald Matier said that an audit of exams written over the

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ICBC pledges $930,000 for Vancouver street improvements

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The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) has given $930,000 to the City of Vancouver to help the city transform the safety of its street networks. ICBC is currently in the midst of a financial crisis as claims costs and collisions in the province rise. However, road safety director

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Alberta drafts cannabis framework

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Several provinces have started laying out their draft frameworks ahead of cannabis legalization by July 18, and Alberta is the latest to announce its draft. The provincial government has laid out a draft framework and is actively looking for feedback from Albertans. Feedback can be provided

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SGI: police to focus on distracted driving in October

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The Police force in Saskatchewan has announced it will put its focus on distracted driving as part of the province’s traffic safety spotlight for October. During this month, authorities will be employing consistent tactics to find and catch distracted drivers, such as unmarked police vehicles,

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Car-Sharing Service Turo Arrives in British Columbia

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Car-sharing service Turo has expanded into British Columbia. The platform connects local car owners with visitors and tourists who need a vehicle during their stay. However, British Columbia is in the midst of tackling the legality of ride-sharing, so companies like Uber are not yet operational

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Aviva may launch cyber solution in Canada this year

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Aviva Canada, the country’s second largest P&C insurance provider, could debut a cyber product from its British parent company (Aviva) by the end of the year. The information was presented by the company’s CEO of International Insurance at the National Insurance Conference of Canada (NICC)

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