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Bank of Canada raises rates to 1.5%, highest since 2009 - Article

Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz brushed aside concerns about trade wars and pressed ahead with a fresh interest rate increase as inflation hovers at its highest in seven years.
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One trillion litres of sewage leaked into lakes and rivers over last five years - constructconnect.com

One trillion litres of sewage leaked into lakes and rivers over last five years - constructconnect.com | Industry News Blog | Scoop.it
OTTAWA — On Aug. 8 a team of people from the Lake Ontario Waterkeeper environmental group descended on the Toronto harbourfront looking for any signs the previous night’s massive, flash-flood rainfall had caused the city’s ancient combined sewer system to
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Alberta to focus less on costs when awarding highway contracts, more on performance

Alberta to focus less on costs when awarding highway contracts, more on performance | Industry News Blog | Scoop.it
Quality of snow clearing, pothole patching, line painting and weed whacking are set to play a bigger role in how the Alberta government awards contracts to maintain provincial highways in the future.
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Ontario’s Construction Industry Insurance Top 10 Brokerage, surety and insurance law | ontario construction report

Ontario’s Construction Industry Insurance Top 10 Brokerage, surety and insurance law | ontario construction report | Industry News Blog | Scoop.it
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Trisura has been named one of the top 10 surety specialists by The Ontario Construction Report. Their list encompasses those with forward thinking practices, high standards of service and delivery, and a commitment to protect and support the construction industry.

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Hackers target PGA servers, seek Bitcoin ransom

Hackers target PGA servers, seek Bitcoin ransom | Industry News Blog | Scoop.it
Hackers target PGA servers, seek Bitcoin ransom in an extortion attempt.
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Do you leave your house and own a cell phone? If yes, your info is out there. Talk to your Trisura Underwriter about cyber liability and your clients' exposures.

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Alberta companies pursue court action following Carillion Canada sale to Emcon

Alberta companies pursue court action following Carillion Canada sale to Emcon | Industry News Blog | Scoop.it
Five Alberta companies will square off against the province in court over the sale of highway maintenance contracts worth more than $480 million to a B.C. firm.The contractors want a judicial …
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Need for automation drives CAD market growth

Need for automation drives CAD market growth | Industry News Blog | Scoop.it
The global computer-aided design market could grow $357 million before 2022 as more firms aim to cut costs and prevent rework.
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Waterfront Toronto board approves Google's Sidewalk Labs plan - BNN Bloomberg

Waterfront Toronto says it approved an agreement to create the plan with Sidewalk Labs, which is owned by Google's parent company Alphabet.
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Calgary’s housing glut declines for first time post-recession: census

Calgary’s housing glut declines for first time post-recession: census | Industry News Blog | Scoop.it
Calgary's housing glut is beginning to diminish, according to new data confirming the city has reached yet another marker on the road to economic recovery.
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Court approves sale of Carillion Canada’s highway maintenance contracts for Alberta, Ontario | Globalnews.ca

Court approves sale of Carillion Canada’s highway maintenance contracts for Alberta, Ontario | Globalnews.ca | Industry News Blog | Scoop.it
It's a deal that wasn't struck without controversy but on Thursday the Alberta government announced an Ontario court has approved the sale of its highway maintenance contracts as well as Ontario's as the firm that had been doing the work, Carillion Canada, is now under creditor protection.
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Litigiousness a growing drag on M&A costs in the U.S., Chubb study reveals | Canadian Insurance

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Litigation for Mergers and Acquisitions is growing. Talk to your Trisura Underwriter about D&O Insurance Solutions and how they can help.

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Bank of Canada raises rates to 1.5%, highest since 2009 - Article

Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz brushed aside concerns about trade wars and pressed ahead with a fresh interest rate increase as inflation hovers at its highest in seven years.
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Looking to grow your E&O? Consider emerging classes of consultants

Looking to grow your E&O? Consider emerging classes of consultants | Industry News Blog | Scoop.it
Professional consultants in 3 areas of opportunity can help brokers grow their E&O portfolios, including tech, health care, and the environment.
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NDP government commits to west leg of ring road

NDP government commits to west leg of ring road | Industry News Blog | Scoop.it
The NDP government is putting a ring on it.Premier Rachel Notley and Transportation Minister Brian Mason officially announced Thursday that construction on the west and final leg of Calgary’s ring road will begin next year, with a fully completed 101-kilometre ring road system slated to be i
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Federal prompt payment review released by Reynolds, Vogel - constructconnect.com

Federal prompt payment review released by Reynolds, Vogel - constructconnect.com | Industry News Blog | Scoop.it
The highly anticipated federal prompt payment review was completed recently, providing the Government of Canada with a set of recommendations for the implementation of prompt payment and adjudication legislation on federal construction projects.
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How to sell cyber to small business owners

How to sell cyber to small business owners | Industry News Blog | Scoop.it
There is a very large untapped market for selling cyber insurance to small businesses. How can brokers best approach small business owners to offer them cyber coverage? A recent 2018 study of Canadian “smaller businesses” by Scalar Security* found that…
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Speak with your local Trisura underwriter today about how to expand your reach with clients!

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e-Magazines | Insurance Business Canada

e-Magazines | Insurance Business Canada | Industry News Blog | Scoop.it
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Proud to announce Trisura has been recognized as an All Star Carrier by our peers. Thank you to all who voted and continue to support our efforts to be A Step Above!

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WSP to buy Louis Berger for $400M

WSP to buy Louis Berger for $400M | Industry News Blog | Scoop.it

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Surety bonds for cannabis industry stir up debate, concerns –

Surety bonds for cannabis industry stir up debate, concerns – | Industry News Blog | Scoop.it
Bud growers could need insurance coverage to raise medical marijuana crops. Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter and medical cannabis advocates argued the Oklahoma Board of Health’s rule req…
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Province hits contractor with default notice for delays to $763-million hospital

Province hits contractor with default notice for delays to $763-million hospital | Industry News Blog | Scoop.it
A Calgary-based firm responsible for the $763-million Grande Prairie Regional Hospital project has defaulted on its schedule, says the province.The government spelled out a 15-day deadline for …
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Alberta man legally changes sex for cheaper car insurance: ‘I didn’t feel like getting screwed over any more’

Alberta man legally changes sex for cheaper car insurance: ‘I didn’t feel like getting screwed over any more’ | Industry News Blog | Scoop.it
'I am now a woman … I now pay $1100 less for auto-insurance. I won. The end,' wrote the unidentified man in a Reddit post
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Ontario altering approval process to speed Lower Don development | ontario construction report

Ontario altering approval process to speed Lower Don development | ontario construction report | Industry News Blog | Scoop.it
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The Government of Canada Invests in Transportation Infrastructure on Highways 6 and 39 in Saskatchewan

The Government of Canada Invests in Transportation Infrastructure on Highways 6 and 39 in Saskatchewan | Industry News Blog | Scoop.it
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Development approvals reform termed urgent by RESCON - constructconnect.com

Development approvals reform termed urgent by RESCON - constructconnect.com | Industry News Blog | Scoop.it
A new report on the development approvals process in Ontario urges governments, regulators and developers to move quickly to adopt specific reforms to streamline the system in order to get more housing into the marketplace more quickly.
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Gordie Howe bridge consortium brings wealth of experience, says WDBA chair - constructconnect.com

Gordie Howe bridge consortium brings wealth of experience, says WDBA chair - constructconnect.com | Industry News Blog | Scoop.it
The Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA) has picked a consortium with plenty of Canadian and U.S. bridge design experience to be the contractor of record for the new Gordie Howe International Bridge.
Bridging North America, formed expressly for the in
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