Canada News

Survey Finds Distracted Driving Common Though Few Admit to it

Canadians report witnessing many distractions but admit to few, according to RSA Insurance survey. Turns out many are using the driver’s seat as a place to apply makeup, shave, scream at other drivers and make out. According to a survey …

Allied World Launches Property, Excess Casualty Lines for Canadian Market

Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, AG launched an initial property/casualty offering in the Canadian market. Gord Kerr, senior vice president, chief agent and branch manager, will oversee the build-out of these lines and will be responsible for production, profitability and …

Canadian Review Urges Better Safety in Crude Oil Train Transport

A Canadian government-backed review of the type of rail car involved in last year’s deadly Lac-Megantic crash found that industry, regulators and shippers could do more to ensure the safety of the cars that carry crude across North America. The …

VFM Services Launches in Canada

VFM Services, a provider of insurance claims fraud screening techniques to UK insurers, launched it’s product, Conversation Management, in Canada. Its New ERA training program, accredited by the UK’s University of Portsmouth, delivers conversation management skills needed by investigators to …

Pipeline Incident Rate Doubled in Canada in Last Decade

The rate of safety-related incidents on federally regulated pipelines in Canada doubled over the last decade, while the rate of reported spills and leaks was up threefold, according to an investigative report by Canada’s national broadcaster. The total number of …

Canada Senate Urges Minimum Insurance Levels for Railways

Canada should force railways to take out enough insurance to ensure they can cover damage caused by major incidents, the Canadian Senate said on Thursday in a report issued after last month’s train disaster in Quebec, which killed 47 people. …

Canada-Based Horizon Adjusters Agrees to Join Crawford & Company

Atlanta-based Crawford & Company, a global independent claims management provider, announced that the management and adjusting team of Horizon Adjusters Ltd., based in Grande Prairie, Alberta, has agreed to join Crawford’s Canadian operations effective August 1st. Horizon’s president, Bea Boutcher, …

Canada Insists on C$1 Billion Cleanup Fund for Major Oil Spills

Companies operating major crude oil pipelines in Canada will be required to have C$1 billion ($954.97 million) available to fund cleanups from any spills, the Canadian government said on Wednesday. Joe Oliver, Canada’s minister of natural resources, also announced new …

Canada’s Oliver Plans Nuclear Civil Liability Cap of C$1 Billion

Canada plans to raise the amount of damages the country’s nuclear operators would be liable to pay in the event of an accident to C$1 billion ($980 million). Natural Resource Minister Joe Oliver, speaking in Toronto today, said the government …

Industry Group Says Canada Needs to Fix System Before Reducing Auto Insurance Rates

The government’s plan to target a 15 permanent rate reduction will only work if appropriate reforms consistent with the scope of reductions are in place, says Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC). “We understand why the Finance Minister is concerned about …