Anne Taylor
Anne Taylor
January 18, 2017
Drones
Recently, I was approached by a client who wants to use drones (also referred to as an Unmanned Aviation System (UAS)) in his business activities, and being a smart client he checked with us to see if his liability policy would cover this activity. My immediate reaction was absolutely not (after all it is an aircraft which is indeed excluded by most General Liability policies) but it did spur me on to do some serious research as drones, in many different types of businesses, are starting to become quite common and usual.
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Christopher Low
Christopher Low
January 11, 2017
Need a ride? The SPF 9 & Ride Sharing in Alberta
The emergence of Ride Sharing businesses has resulted in challenges which our Auto Insurance wordings across Canada have previously been unable to address. This is largely due to the fact that under an Auto Insurance Owners form, the operations of transporting passengers for a fare are restricted.
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Paul Duchaine
January 4, 2017
Mandatory Civil Resolution Tribunal coming to BC
Back in the spring of 2015, changes were made to the Civil Resolution Tribunal Act in British Columbia.
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Paul Murcutt
Paul Murcutt
December 7, 2016
Earthquake Insurance: Are you protected?
Earthquake insurance has been a hot topic in recent years in Canada. According to a recent geological survey of Canada, BC is due for a large earthquake with an estimated 30% probability of it happening in the next 50 years. The Globe and Mail recently published an article predicting that a major earthquake could trigger a deep financial crisis. Media coverage of earthquakes in distant countries has left the world shocked and many British Columbians have started to ask what the risk is, here on our doorstep, for good reason.
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Ann Donald
Ann Donald
December 1, 2016
Are we around the corner yet? Thoughts on transitioning from Alberta’s economic downturn towards a brighter future
Alberta has certainly taken a hit economically over the past couple of years. As the economic downturn continued its spiraling decline, the ever hopeful Alberta Determination and Optimism have given us the courage to power through despite the devastating decline in oil prices and other economic drivers within our province.
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Adam Bunz
Adam Bunz
November 23, 2016
Building a Global Insurance Program
In September of 2015, Brennan Knopp published a blog outlining Global Insurance Considerations. The items highlighted: Indemnification, Claims Adjustment, Defense, Insurance Certification, Trade Sanctions, and Tax Considerations play an integral role in how clients need to manage their insurance coverage in a foreign jurisdiction. Today, we'll take this topic a step further to discuss how our clients can build insurance programs in foreign countries using "global" insurers located in the client's home country or insurers in the local (or foreign) country.
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Ann Donald
Ann Donald
November 16, 2016
The Power of Team Work
I’m writing this blog entry as I am closing in on leaving for a three week vacation. In business as in personal relationships, we depend on the power of the team to help us through our day and accomplish tasks that depend on a collective effort much greater than the abilities of one person alone.
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