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November 27, 2018

Pedestrian Found 80% At Fault For Being Struck While Jaywalking

Reasons for judgement were published this week by the BC Court of Appeal upholding a trial judge’s assessment of fault for a pedestrian/vehicle collision. In the […]
November 22, 2018

Speaking in code: A brief overview of building code in Canada

by Glenn McGillivray It is somewhat understandable why most Canadians seem to know virtually nothing about how building codes work in this country. After all, a person […]
November 20, 2018

IBC Supports Ontario Government’s Review of Auto Insurance Rate Regulation

In today’s Fall Economic Statement, the Ontario government committed to cut red tape in the auto insurance system to benefit consumers. “We congratulate the government on working to […]
November 14, 2018

1 in 3 Canadians surveyed haven’t read their insurance policy

One in three Canadians haven’t read their home or auto insurance policy, according to new research from Sonnet Insurance, Canada’s only national online home and auto insurance company. Those […]
November 8, 2018

Hidden camera reveals how bank employees mislead & upsell on pricey credit card insurance

Eric Szeto, Tyana Grundig, David Common · CBC News ·  A Marketplace hidden camera investigation is raising questions about how bank employees are selling a pricey and controversial product marketed to help with […]
November 5, 2018

6 out of 10 young Canadians admit to texting while walking

Most Canadians will be enjoying an extra hour of sleep this weekend as clocks ‘fall back’ to daylight standard time. However, the extra morning light means […]
November 1, 2018

Brokers take centre stage with consumers for climate change-related risks

Tornadoes in Ottawa and Gatineau, wildfires in BC, and summer storms in the Prairies are adding up, with the Insurance Bureau of Canada reporting in September […]
October 31, 2018

Legalized Cannabis May Affect Your Insurance, Even For Non-Users

Excerpted article is written by Justin Thouin Co-Founder and CEO of LowestRates.ca. Even if you don’t use legalized cannabis, chances are, legalization is going to affect you. Insurance […]
October 25, 2018

Facebook beyond Facebook? Instagram, Messenger step up

By Barbara Ortutay THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ When Facebook bought Instagram for $1 billion in 2012, it seemed like a big gamble for an […]
October 22, 2018

What’s In A Name? When Is An “Unnamed Insured” Entitled To Insurance Proceeds?

Article by Adrian C. Elmslie and Wendy N. Moody Dentons Is it possible for a party not named in an insurance policy to be entitled to insurance proceeds under […]
October 18, 2018

RVs provide freedom for adventurous travellers, but it will cost you

By Dan Healing THE CANADIAN PRESS RVs provide freedom for adventurous travellers, but it will cost you. CALGARY _ The symbol of a retirement filled with […]
October 16, 2018

Ontario to exempt Sikhs from wearing helmets while riding motorcycles

by Lyle Adriano Ontario is joining Alberta, British Columbia, and Manitoba in exempting turban-wearing Sikhs from wearing motorcycle helmets. Last week, the Progressive Conservative government said that […]
October 11, 2018

How driving high affects your auto insurance

Ottawa Business Journal Driving high and under the influence of drugs is a criminal offence, with potentially devastating – even deadly – consequences. And yet impaired […]
October 9, 2018

#DriveSmartBC: Resistance to Roundabouts

Cst. Tim Schewe (Ret.) Change is good, that is unless the town wants to upgrade a busy T intersection with a roundabout rather than installing traffic […]
October 4, 2018

Home, auto insurance costs could rise after pot legalized: Experts

Canadians could face rising home and car insurance costs once recreational marijuana is legalized as insurers eye increased risks stemming from a potential increase in people […]
October 2, 2018

Canada: Coverage – Keep It Simple, Sir

Excerpreted Article by Devan Marr Strigberger Brown Armstrong LLP The recent decision of Van Huizen v. Trisura Guarantee Insurance Company, reinforces that Courts have little interest in protracted coverage […]
September 27, 2018

Claims whack-a-mole: what’s going on in property lines?

As if mounting auto insurance losses aren’t enough, the industry now has a new emerging issue to worry about this year – an alarming spike in […]
September 25, 2018

Ontario & Quebec Windstorm & Tornado: Advice and information from Insurance Bureau of Canada

In the aftermath of the windstorm and tornado in the Ottawa–Gatineau area on September 21, Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) is reaching out with tips and advice for those who are […]
September 18, 2018

Trump says Ford can build Focus Active in U.S., but company says that makes no sense

By PHOEBE WALL HOWARDDetroit Free Press Auto analysts groaned in response to Twitter posts by U.S. President Donald Trump that touted his tariffs on Chinese imports and his claim […]
September 14, 2018

Peter Watts: What is your insurance bill? Vehicle insurance…

Excerpted article was written by Peter Watts: Global News Once a year, it’s renewal time for your vehicle insurance. Once a year, you shake your head and […]
September 12, 2018

Ontario already near $1 billion in insured damage in 2018

With almost three months left in the year, severe weather in Ontario alone has already caused almost $1 billion in insured damage, Insurance Bureau of Canada(IBC) reported […]
September 12, 2018

Survey: Marijuana Insurance Rules Unclear For Most Canadians

Excerpted article was written by, Jessica Chin, HuffPost Canada If you grow Marijuana in your rented apartment and it damages the property, whose insurance will cover the damage? […]
September 6, 2018

Regulator reveals reason for electronic pink slips delay

Police concerns about drivers’ mobile phone privacy rights are a major stumbling block in the introduction of electronic proof of insurance in various parts of the […]
August 29, 2018

5 best times to buy a new car

That chill in the air signals not only the onset of autumn but also cooling auto sales. For bargain hunters, this could be a great time […]
August 21, 2018

Ontario to sell cannabis online in fall, in private retail stores next year

Recreational cannabis will be sold online in Ontario when legalized this fall and in private retail stores across the province early next year, the government announced Monday, […]
August 13, 2018

Auto Insurance Rates for the Second Quarter of 2018

This notice provides an overview of the private passenger auto insurance rate changes approved or ordered by the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) for filings […]
August 11, 2018

Gender on Driver’s Licences

Ontario is changing the way it collects and displays information about a person’s gender on their public-facing government forms and products. Driver’s licences In early 2017, […]
August 3, 2018

Think a police officer can’t tell if you’re driving stoned? Think again!

Think a police officer can’t tell if you’re driving stoned? Think again! August’s Traffic Safety Spotlight focuses on impaired driving “I drive better when I’m high!” […]
July 26, 2018

Rental-car insurance

BY NEIL VORANO | The Globe and Mail It’s been a long flight and the kids are cranky as you exit the airport toward the car […]
July 24, 2018

A Different Kind of Brake Check

This is another instance of where most drivers would shake their heads and ask themselves “Just what were they thinking?” I’m speaking of a video of […]