/R E P E A T -- Video B-Roll Available via CNW - Canadians not prepared for the emergency they believe is imminent/

    New Research Shows Canadians Recognize the Importance of Emergency
    Preparedness but are not Sufficiently Prepared

    TORONTO, May 3 /CNW/ - The following B-Roll is available by Broadcast
On-Demand web download:

    STORY SUMMARY: The results of a new survey reveal that while Canadians
overwhelmingly recognize the importance of being prepared for a potential
emergency (such as an extended blackout, ice storm, tornado or forest fire), a
surprisingly large number also realize they are unprepared and have done
nothing to get ready. The survey, conducted by Léger Marketing, was
commissioned by Allstate Insurance Company of Canada to coincide with
Emergency Preparedness Week. Allstate's survey identified a gap between
Canadians' perceptions of emergency preparedness and what they are actually
doing to prepare. Allstate is committed to working in communities and helping
Canadians protect their families and homes before emergencies happen.
Emergency Preparedness Week is a national event that takes place each year
during the first full week of May. This year marks its 13th anniversary and
runs from May 3 to 9 and is themed "72 Hours...Is Your Family Prepared?"


    1.  Interview
    Christianne Dostie
    Executive Vice President
    Allstate Canada

    2.  Interview
    Paul Kovacs
    Executive Director
    Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction

    3.  Various B-roll:
    Interior Allstate Canada
    Allstate Canada signage
    Christianne Dostie B-roll
    Emergency Preparedness B-roll
    Storm still


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    TIME OF POSTING:      6:59 AM ET
    DATE OF POSTING:      Monday, May 4, 2009

    All video can be viewed by clicking on the link. Broadcast quality video
    is available for download by accredited journalists. Please contact
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    Karen Nussbaum, nussbaum@thornleyfallis.com, 416.515.7517 x 334

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