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New Brunswick amends Insurance Act to better protect victims of domestic violence

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 @ 8:26 AM | By Donalee Moulton

New Brunswick is poised to become the sixth province in Canada — and the first in Atlantic Canada — to compel insurance companies to pay co-insureds when their home is deliberately burned down (or otherwise damaged) by an abusive spouse.

Proposed amendments to the Insurance Act have now passed first reading. Those amendments are long overdue, said Ray Wagner, founder of Wagners law firm in Halifax. “With the current law, innocent insureds continue to suffer a great injustice due to no fault of their own.”...