Tag Archives: insurance

B.C. amends law in effort to address sky-high condo and townhouse insurance

VICTORIA — The B.C. government has announced regulatory changes aimed at bringing more transparency to condo insurance premiums that have risen by as much as 40 per cent. The Finance Ministry says effective Nov. 1, insurers or insurance ...

Supreme Court touts role of free expression in democracy as it sets out guidance

OTTAWA — The ability to express oneself helps create a healthy democracy, the Supreme Court of Canada said Thursday in setting out rules for deciding when a lawsuit has merit or is intended simply to quell participation in matters o...

Rona Ambrose to join Toronto-Dominion as deputy chairwoman of TD Securities

Toronto-Dominion says former Conservative interim leader Rona Ambrose is joining the bank this month as deputy chairwoman of TD Securities. The full-time position formalizes a strategic relationship developed through Ambrose's work on business developm...

Rona Ambrose resigns from Manulife board for full-time employment

TORONTO — Manulife Financial Corp. says former Conservative interim party leader Rona Ambrose has resigned from its board to accept a full-time job. The insurance provider says Ambrose's departure after three years of service is effective Monday. Chair...

Genetic non-discrimination law is constitutional, Supreme Court says

OTTAWA — In a split decision, the Supreme Court of Canada has upheld a federal law that forbids companies to make people undergo genetic testing before buying insurance or other services. The Genetic Non-Discrimination Act also outlaws the practice of&...

B.C. proposes ‘first-step’ amendments to laws governing condo insurance

VICTORIA — The B.C. government says it's taking the first steps to address concerns about sky-high costs and the availability of insurance for condominiums that have seen premiums rise by as much as 50 per cent. Housing Mi...

BC Liberals mocked for blaming ICBC crisis on six-month-old NDP govt

By ThinkPol Staff British Columbians are mocking the BC Liberals after the party that ran the province for 16 years until last July blamed the six-month-old NDP government for the financial crisis faced by BC’s auto insurer. “The BC NDP