October 9, 2015

Don’t be a dummy at your next dinner party: know the ins and outs of the UberX debate

Over the past few months, UberX has been making news headlines and there has been much discussion throughout Canadian cities and their municipal laws, allowing it to operate legally. Last week, Toronto decided to outlaw UberX, and a recent polling of citizens in six major Canadian cities has indicated that Londoners were most […]

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October 9, 2015

In Your Community: Run to the Fair (Dorchester)

We are happy to be supporting the “fastest 5k around’ which raises funds for Lord Dorchester Secondary School this Sunday (October 11). This family friendly event is a 5k Race / Walk and kids race in Dorchester starts at 9:00 a.m. at the Dorchester Fairgrounds and runners can register at […]

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October 9, 2015

Overland Water Protection is available to you!

In the spring we introduced you to Overland Water Protection offered by Aviva. We’re now offering it to all of our clients upon renewal date. Aviva is the first to offer protection for your home in the event of damage caused by: Heavy rains Spring run-off Overflow from lakes and […]

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October 6, 2015

Vote for Bullwinkles Cafe in the Aviva Community Fund Contest!

For seven years, AVIVA has been investing in charitable community initiatives across Canada. They have funded $5.5 million in community projects to date, and are donating another 1 million this year. McFarlan Rowlands is taking part in this contest by supporting the Moose Family Centre & Operation Sharing in Woodstockwith […]

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June 24, 2015

Annual Hill Day in Ottawa

Our CEO Rod Hancock took part in the Insurance Brokers Association of Canada’s (IBAC) annual Hill Day in Ottawa. Every year, members of IBAC meet with MP’s to remind them that the insurance needs of Canadian consumers is best served by Insurance Brokers because brokers provide choice of products, advocate on […]

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May 25, 2015

Demutualization – what does it mean to you?

Draft regulations have been produced by the Canadian federal government that would allow Economical Insurance, which is owned by mutual policyholders, to convert to a stock company. To stay up to date, get all the facts on this process and how it may impact you as an Economical policy holder, click […]

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May 11, 2015

Telematics and Usage-Based Auto Insurance

What is Usage-Based Insurance? Usage-based insurance is a new way to price auto insurance and is gaining popularity in the industry, but many consumers have questions regarding what it is, how it works, and if they should consider it. The term usage-based insurance refers to a new way to calculate […]

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May 11, 2015

Protect Your Home Away from Home

Did you know that how you use your cottage or vacation home affects the type of insurance you need? Cottage insurance is not quite the same as home insurance and having the coverage you need to protect your home away from home depends on a number of factors, including whether […]

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May 6, 2015

Overland Water Protection

Ask us about Overland Water Protection According to Environment Canada, over the past sixty years our atmosphere has been getting warmer and wetter. Climate change could bring about another overland flood such as the storm in Burlington last year that saw 190mm of rain fall within hours causing severe damage. […]

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April 23, 2015

Spring Cleaning Checklist

Spring is in the air and there’s no better time to organize your home, clean it, and get it ready for a new season. It’s also a good time to tackle clutter in the home, which can lead to fire hazards, excessive mould, and unwanted animals. Here’s our spring checklist […]

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