TORONTO, Nov. 13, 2017 /CNW/ - Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) President and CEO Don Forgeron will be attending the National Roundtable on Flood Risk this Thursday in Regina, Saskatchewan hosted by the Honourable Ralph Goodale, Canada's Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, and the Honourable Larry Doke, Saskatchewan's Minister of Government Relations and Minister responsible for First Nations, Metis, and Northern Affairs.
Mr. Forgeron will be addressing ministers and other stakeholders in attendance. He will be accompanied by Craig Stewart, IBC's Vice President, Federal Affairs.
In advance of his remarks on Thursday, Mr. Forgeron and Mr. Stewart are available for media interviews to discuss the focus of the Round Table, and the need for collaboration in an era of escalating severe weather, driven by climate change. They are also able to speak to the role Canada's property and casualty insurers play in flood awareness and emergency preparedness and on what Canada, and Canadians, can do to help better prepare for these disasters. Mr. Forgeron and Mr. Stewart will also be able to address the economic impacts that flood events can have on families, communities, and governments.
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Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) is the national industry association representing Canada's private home, auto and business insurers. Its member companies make up 90% of the property and casualty (P&C) insurance market in Canada. For more than 50 years, IBC has worked with governments across the country to help make affordable home, auto and business insurance available for all Canadians. IBC supports the vision of consumers and governments trusting, valuing and supporting the private P&C insurance industry. It champions key issues and helps educate consumers on how best to protect their homes, cars, businesses and properties.
P&C insurance touches the lives of nearly every Canadian and plays a critical role in keeping businesses safe and the Canadian economy strong. It employs more than 120,000 Canadians, pays $9 billion in taxes and has a total premium base of $49 billion.
SOURCE Insurance Bureau of Canada
For further information: To arrange an interview with Mr. Forgeron, Mr. Stewart, or another IBC representative, please contact: Andrew McGrath, Manager, Media Relations, Office: 416.362.2031 ext. 4312, Cell: 416.550.9062, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Insurance Bureau of Canada is the national industry association representing Canada's private home, car and business insurers. Its member companies represent 90% of the property and casualty (P&C) insurance market in Canada. The P&C insurance industry employs over 114,000 Canadians, pays more than $7 billion in taxes to the federal, provincial and municipal governments, and has a total...