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Conference Board of Canada releases report on economic impact of Fort McMurray wildfire



​November 14, 2016 (TORONTO) – Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) will be hosting a media conference call to discuss the findings of a report by the Conference Board of Canada entitled: The Economic Impacts of the 2016 Alberta Wildfires. Following brief remarks, the Conference Board of Canada will speak to the details of their report. Members of the media will be able to ask questions immediately following the Conference Board's remarks. IBC personnel will also be available to answer questions related to insurance elements of the report.

Date:

  • Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Time:

  • 3:00pm EST // 1:00pm MST

Details: 

  • Toll-Free Dial-In:  1-888-231-8191
  • International Dial-In: 1-403-451-9838

Participants:

  • Bill Adams, Vice-President, Western and Pacific, IBC
  • Pedro Antunes, Executive Director, Economic Outlook and Analysis, and Deputy Chief Economist, Conference Board of Canada
  • Steve Kee, Director, Media and Digital Communications, IBC         

​About Insurance Bureau of Canada

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 $8.2 billion in taxes and has a total premium base of $49 billion.  

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