Jennifer Huneault quoted in Canadian Underwriter Article “What we know about suspending insurance under The Emergencies Act”

Jennifer Huneault, Associate Counsel and member of the firm’s Insurance Group was quoted in a recent Canadian Underwriter article titled, “What we know about suspending insurance under The Emergencies Act”. The article discusses the application of the Canadian federal government’s newly released Emergency Economic Measures Order, looking specifically at implications on the insurance industry.

The Order only applies to the insurance policies of any vehicle being used in a “public assembly.”  

“Public Assembly” is defined … [to] include any assembly that ‘may reasonably be expected to lead to a breach of the peace by disrupting the movement of persons or goods or the serious interference with trade, interfering with the functioning of critical infrastructure, or in supporting the threat or use of acts of serious violence against persons or property,’” Huneault explains.  

Huneault says the federal government’s order “appears to override any ‘normal’ provincial or territorial requirements relating to the suspension of insurance policies.” 

Read the full article here.


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