Economy shrinks 1.4% in first quarter

Canada’s real gross domestic product (GDP) declined 1.4% in the first quarter of 2009, marking the largest quarterly decline since 1991, according to …

New Problem, Old Remedy

IBC Tests Rain Barrels
Old-fashioned rain barrels could be the solution to overburdened sewer systems and flooding, according to the Insurance Bureau of Canada …

Bulletin: A.M. Best Rates Co-operator’s Shares

A.M. Best has given the preferred shares issued by Co-operators General Insurance
Company a debt rating of “bbb-”, the ratings agency announced May 29.

The MPI Solution: Define Catastrophic Injury, Boost Benefits

Manitoba’s public auto insurer wants to redirect millions in savings
back to catastrophically injured accident victims in the form …

More Data Breaches at ICBC, Insurer Set for Audit

The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia’s (ICBC) information
practices are under a provincial microscope after the public auto insurer

What Will New Leadership Mean for AIG?

Ushering in new leaders at AIG won’t change the company’s
fundamental problems, but it could bring long-term stability to …

Insurers Still Cautious, but See Glimmer of Optimism: Survey

Industry uncertainty is slowly giving way to optimism, according to a
new survey of global insurers.
The economic crisis continues …

Briefly.SAAQ Measures to Curb Motorcycle Accidents

Quebec’s auto insurance agency, Société de l’Assurance
Automobile du Québec (SAAQ), is imposing new rules and higher registration

Data Breach “Isolated,” says ICBC Head

A data breach at the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC)
has sparked a privacy and information review at …

IBAO Intensifies Lobby for Credit Score Ban

Executive members of the Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario (IBAO)
are stepping up efforts to ban the use of …

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