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November 26, 2020

Ontario promises action to address rising insurance rates as critics urge regulation

TORONTO _ Under pressure to address rising commercial insurance rates blamed on the pandemic, Premier Doug Ford promised this week to take action to stop what […]
November 26, 2020

Why don’t we have pay-per-mile auto insurance in Canada?

 I see ads on American TV for pay-per-mile insurance, where you just pay for how much you drive. The ads sound great; it really makes sense, […]
November 18, 2020

Drive Safe. Drive Less. Save Money

As Canada deals with a global pandemic and rising household debt, Goose Insurance warns that most Canadians can’t afford further financial setbacks caused by a life-threatening illness. VANCOUVER, […]
November 18, 2020

More than ever before, Canadians are facing financial risk

As Canada deals with a global pandemic and rising household debt, Goose Insurance warns that most Canadians can’t afford further financial setbacks caused by a life-threatening illness. VANCOUVER, […]
October 29, 2020

Some long term care homes can’t get insurance, could be force to close

Ontario’s long-term care homes are having trouble securing liability insurance for COVID-19, a situation that could force some of them to close, a group representing more […]
October 29, 2020

Canadian Drivers: Do Ontario Insurance Laws Have Extraterritorial Effect?

Ontario Insurance Laws… Revisiting Unifund v ICBC in the 2020 case of Travellers v. CAA, 2020 ONCA 382 In the case of Unifund Assurance Co. v. Insurance […]
October 14, 2020

CRA to withhold tax from new Covid-19 benefits

Unlike the CERB, new benefits will be subject to 10% tax at source The excerpted article was written By Rudy Mezzetta The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) will […]
October 14, 2020

Toronto hospital network says 150 patients affected by data breach

TORONTO _ A Toronto hospital network says about 150 patients have been affected by a data breach in which their medical records were allegedly used in […]
September 23, 2020

From beef and hot tubs to shellfish, cargo theft a growing concern in Canada

People may have found it odd when thieves made off with truckloads of hot tubs and beef within days of each other in rural Alberta, but […]
September 23, 2020

Suspicious activity found on 48,000 CRA accounts after cyberattacks

The Treasury Board of Canada says it has uncovered suspicious activities on more than 48,000 Canada Revenue Agency accounts following cyberattacks in July and August. The […]
September 8, 2020

Police ask drivers to leave their phone alone

More than one in four fatal crashes on the roads involve distracted driving, which is why police and ICBC continue to combat this dangerous driving behaviour […]
September 4, 2020

Drivers stay safe this Labour Day weekend

Let’s face it — 2020 has been pretty darned hard. It’s only natural to try to squeeze the last bit of fun out of summer this […]
August 30, 2020

Thousands of CRA and government accounts disabled after cyberattack

OTTAWA _ Federal authorities were scrambling for answers over the weekend after revealing that hackers used thousands of stolen usernames and passwords to fraudulently obtain government […]
August 18, 2020

I’ll Drive if I Want to

I watched a television news story about a traffic collision that interviewed family members exiting the courthouse. One of the people lamented that if the known […]
August 10, 2020

Police focus on impaired drivers for August Traffic Safety Spotlight

Even though 2019 was a record low year for the number of people killed and injured in impaired drivers collisions in the province, the work isn’t done. It’s […]
August 3, 2020

Struggling merchants, insurers battle over pandemic coverage

Restaurants, bars and other merchants struggling to stay afloat during the coronavirus pandemic are desperately reaching out for a lifeline from insurers that in turn contend […]
July 31, 2020

Vacation properties see spike in demand as people look for safe getaways

Vacation properties see spike… Like many realtors working Canada’s recreational markets, David Jurek says he’s seen properties move unusually quickly since the start of COVID-19. The […]
July 28, 2020

COVID-19 isolation could mean more vehicles, more accidents but how?

You wouldn’t think the COVID-19 pandemic would have much of an impact on motor vehicle accidents given the stay-an-home measures being suggested across the province. However, […]
July 28, 2020

Millennial Money: Smart moves when cash is tighter than time

Lots of people have more time than money nowadays. If you’re one _ maybe you’re taking a staycation or you freed up commuting hours by working […]
July 20, 2020

Why don’t we have pay-per-mile auto insurance in Canada?

In Canada, we don’t have the option to buy auto insurance by the mile – or in our case, by the kilometre. The technology is already […]
July 9, 2020

Road tests to expand July 8 with phased approach

ICBC is continuing to expand its road testing by opening it up to all customers through a phased approach. This builds upon the successful reopening of […]
July 2, 2020

IBC Congratulates Ontario Government On Announcement to Increase Oversight of Towing Industry

TORONTO, June 29, 2020 /CNW/ – Today, the Ontario government announced the creation of a new task force to improve provincial oversight of the towing industry. The task force will […]
June 29, 2020

SGI road tests re-open to everyone, effective today

Safety measures still in place; limited capacity and high demand for appointments expected Appointments can be booked for all drivers who are required to take a […]
June 24, 2020

The “Data” Exclusion And The Duty To Defend

In a recent decision an Ontario court found that an insurer has a duty to defend both the main action and a third party claim in […]
June 18, 2020

Ontario drivers see average of $150 savings; minister says more should be done

TORONTO _ Insurance companies have provided $685 million in relief to Ontario drivers using their cars less during the COVID-19 pandemic, but the province’s finance minister […]
June 10, 2020

Check that your home insurance covers flood damage

Home insurance… As the seventh anniversary of the Great Flood of 2013 approaches, the City of Calgary has issued a high water advisory for the Bow […]
June 3, 2020

Why good credit matters even if you don’t plan to borrow

Even if you don’t plan to borrow a dime, a good credit record is valuable. Think of it like a household fire extinguisher: It’s smart to […]
June 3, 2020

SGI: Speeding and work zones – Here’s what you need to know

Did you know that driving 100km/h Speeding past an emergency vehicle with lights flashing results in a $570 ticket and 3 demerits? Many drivers go over […]
May 28, 2020

What insurers do – and don’t – owe restaurants during COVID-19

Buying insurance is placing a bet you’d rather not have to collect on. It’s hoping for the best but planning for the worst. We pay monthly […]
May 28, 2020

COVID 19 aid programs will have to end, others to be modified, Trudeau says

The federal government is in talks with business and labour groups to figure out the future of billions in emergency aid programs, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau […]