Truths & Myths of Letting a Family Member or Friend Drive Your Vehicle

Have you ever had a friend ask if they could borrow your truck to move a piece of furniture? Have you ever had a child or sibling request to use your vehicle a couple times, so they don’t need to take public transport to get to work? If you’ve had the opportunity to help a friend or family member o…

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Spring Windstorm Ontario's Costliest Insurance Disaster Since 2013

Citing data from Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc. (CatIQ), Insurance Business Canada has reported the windstorm that hit Ontario and Quebec in May caused a total of $410 million in insured damages. Of that $410 million, $380 million of the damages happened in Ontario, making it their cos…

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Post Ontario Election: What is Next for Auto Insurance Rates

On the heels of the Ontario provincial election, which saw Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservative government defeat Kathleen Wynne’s Liberal government, many Ontarians are wondering what effect the new government will have on their Canada-high auto insurance premiums. According to the Financial Se…

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5 Travel Insurance Considerations for 2018 World Cup Russia

If you’re heading to Russia for the 2018 World Cup, or heading elsewhere on a vacation this summer, here are five things relating to your trip and travel insurance to think about before wheels up! Plan for the unexpected – even pre-trip Traveling abroad – especially if it’s for an event that …

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Extension Granted for Fort McMurray Wildfire Insurance Claims

Alberta Finance Minister, Joe Ceci, confirmed that all Fort McMurray insurance policyholders will be given an additional year to file their wildfire claims. ‘’There has been some confusion regarding the extension of insurance claims for residents affected by the Wood Buffalo wildfire,’’ Ceci…

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Distracted Driving Claims Steadily Increasing in Canada

Based on its claims data between 2016 and 2018, Aviva Canada stated distracted driving claims have increased in Canada by 23% in the past two years. Increases in penalties and fines haven’t been a strong enough deterrent to convince Canadians to put down their phone when they drive. ‘’Des…

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