Canada News

Canada Lays New Charges Against Railway in Lac-Megantic Derailment

The Canadian government has hit Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway Ltd. with fresh charges over a 2013 derailment that killed 47 people. The charges were laid Monday against the company and its president, Robert Grindrod, according to Zach Segal, a …

BHSI Launches Liability Policy for Canadian Pension & Benefit Sponsors

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) has introduced Executive First™ Fiduciary Liability Insurance, a new policy designed to provide straightforward, up-to-date protection for Canadian sponsors of large pension and benefit plans and their directors, officers and employees. “Our Executive First™ Fiduciary …

Wildfires in Northern Alberta Continue to Disrupt Oil Sands Production

  Wildfires in northern Alberta kept about 10 percent of Canada’s oil sands production offline for a third day [on Tuesday] as Bank of America Corp. warned the blazes may slow the economy. A fire at Cold Lake Weapons Range that started …

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Names Emerson to Head Liability Claims in Canada

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) has named Paul Emerson as head of liability claims in Canada. Emerson comes to BHSI from the law firm of Clyde & Co Canada LLP. “As an attorney with extensive experience handling casualty, executive and …

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Launches Crime Protection Policy in Canada

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) has introduced a crime protection policy along with a new executive impersonation coverage endorsement for large public and private companies in Canada. “Designed by BHSI executives with more than three decades in the fidelity and …

Aon Benfield Launches Canada Flood Model to Help Manage Exposures

Impact Forecasting, Aon Benfield’s catastrophe model development team, has developed a fully probabilistic flood model for Canada to help insurers and reinsurers better underwrite and manage their riverine and off-flood plain exposures. The model was developed in response to devastating …

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty Names Kadow as Chief Agent for Canada

Allianz Group’s specialist corporate insurer, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS), has appointed Ulrich Kadow as chief agent for Canada effective immediately. Based in Toronto, Kadow will lead AGCS’s commercial insurance business in Canada and will report to Arthur Moossmann, president and …

Guy Carpenter Launches G-CAT® Canada Flood Model

Guy Carpenter launched its G-CAT® Canada Flood Model, which it describes as the first ever probabilistic flood model for Canada that enables insurers to assess their exposure to flood, Canada’s most frequently occurring natural hazard. Large areas of Canada experience …

Canada Aims to Finalize Oil Tank Car Standards by End of April: Minister

The Canadian government would like to finalize specifications for a new version of the tank cars used to transport crude oil by rail by the end of this month, Canadian Transport Minister Lisa Raitt said on Tuesday. In the wake …

ACE Launches High Net Worth Personal Insurance Business in Canada

ACE Group has launched its high net worth personal insurance capabilities in Canada through ACE Private Risk Services. ACE’s program features a highly customizable and specialized package of policies that can include home, valuable collections, watercraft, umbrella liability, and auto …