Notable Quotes from P&C Pundits

“Generally speaking in this budget there’s a healthy focus on the
consumer and on small business. Small business has been the backbone of this
country forever and …

“Temporary” deficit to reach $85 billion

Minister Jim Flaherty says the federal government has no choice but to

Budget proposes increased powers for feds

an effort to keep Canada financially stable and avoid future problems
in …

Briefly… KRG, RRJ Announce Merger

Two major Ontario independent brokers have joined forces. KRG Insurance Brokers Inc. and Robert R. James Insurance Brokers Ltd. announced a merger between the two …

Technology Performance Uneven: IBAO Broker Survey

Insurers in Ontario are offering the province’s brokers dramatically different levels of technology support, according to the results of the Insurance Broker Association of Ontario’s …

Briefly…Corporate Shuffle at Crawford

Reorganization at Crawford & Company (Canada) last week has shuffled the company’s senior management team. Among the new appointments: Pat Van Bakel has been named …

The Market Crisis: Did Risk Management Fail?

Is poor risk management to blame for the meltdown of the financial markets.? Not quite, according to some risk managers taking part in a Risk …

U.S. Insurers Face $25.2 Billion in 2008 Cat Losses

U.S. property and casualty insurers saw catastrophe-related losses almost quadruple to reach US$25.2 billion in 2008, according to new figures from the Insurance Services Office …

Employers to Blame for Skills Shortage: Report

The days of blaming a skills shortage for low productivity may be over for Canadian bosses, as a recent study points to a lack of …

Aviva Reorganization Affects 220

Organizational changes at Aviva Canada Inc. will eliminate 220 to 250 positions across the country this year.
The reduction “isn’t a downsizing,” says Sally Turney, …

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