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J.P. Motors Partners with Dan Lawrie Insurance

          About JP Motors A retired police sergeant for Halton region, Larry Pattinson, President of J.P. Motors, had a vision to build, run and grow a successful business for himself and his family. Through exceptional guidance and management tactics, during his tenure with the police force, Larry learned the values of Integrity, Honesty, Fairness and Community Involvement. These traits have given Larry the much-deserved recognition he has garnered in the community. Larry shared his dream with his wife and three children, Jason, Ryan and Krista. Intrigued by his enthusiasm and drive they began the blueprint for this family adventure, which in 1984 finally led them to launch Larry’s dream into reality. Thus, J.P. Motors was born! The first obstacle was the task of naming the business. After days of contemplating name after name after name they…read more →

Ethical Dilemmas: A 12-Step Approach

DEALING WITH ETHICAL DILEMMAS: A 12-STEP APPROACH Do you handle ethical dilemmas within your business directly, or do you have a program for nipping such problems in the bud? Regardless of your approach, the National Alliance for Insurance Education and Research recommends asking these 12 questions when you face an ethical dilemma: Have you defined the problem accurately? How would you define the problem if you stood on the other side of the fence? How did this situation occur in the first place? To whom and to what should you give your loyalty as a person and as a member of the company? What’s your intention in making this decision? How does this intention compare with the probable results? Whom might your decision or action injure? Can you discuss the problem with the affected parties before you make your decision?…read more →

Liability For Environmental Cleanup Costs in Ontario

The article and image Below was taken from the Canadian Underwriter “Property owners may be asking their insurers to increase the limits on insurance policies covering environmental cleanup costs in the wake of some recent rulings in Ontario, one lawyer says. Rosalind Cooper, a partner with Fasken Martineau, delivered a presentation Nov. 7 on liability for environmental cleanup and focused on some recent cases heard by Ontario’s Environmental Review Tribunal, which hears appeals of orders issued by the province’s Ministry of Environment. In the past, Cooper said, when clients approached her expressing concern they could be held liable for hazardous waste spills that they did not cause, she would tell them the Ontario Ministry of Environment was only concerned about whether a person or corporation who had been slapped with an order was somehow connected to the property. ”Then I would say, ‘But…read more →

Meet Dan Lawrie

This month we would like to introduce you to Dan Lawrie who is the C.E.O. of Dan Lawrie Insurance Brokers. Dan’s current and past community involvement includes: Past Chairman – Ambassador Committee – Hamilton Chamber of Commerce Past Vice-Chairman and Current Director – Better Business Bureau – South-Central Ontario Past Chairman – Art Committee – The Hamilton Club Past Chairman – Leadership Giving – United Way – Hamilton, Burlington Past Director – Burlington Art Centre, Foundation Board Founding Member, Past Chairman and current member – Burlington Network Group Past Chairman, Membership Development Committee – Downtown Rotary Club Fundraiser for RBG – Project Paradise Committee Fundraiser for P.C. Party and various mayoral campaigns Previously served on board of Insurance Brokers Association of Hamilton Member of Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton and Stoney Creek Chamber of Commerce Member of Mississauga Board of Trade Team Co-Chair –…read more →

Please Join Us On Remembrance Day?

What is Remembrance Day? Remembrance Day marks the anniversary of the official end of the World War I hostilities on November 11, 1918. World War I was a massive conflict was played out over the whole globe, but particularly in Europe, where troops from Canada supported the Allied forces. World War I resulted in the loss of huge numbers of lives amongst both civilians and military personnel. Many more people were badly injured. The war left great emotional scars in the servicemen, who had experienced it, and in the communities, whose sons, brothers, fathers, uncles and even grandfathers had died. Remembrance Day commemorates those who died in armed conflicts, particularly in and since World War I. In Canada, November 11 is officially called Remembrance Day, but it is also known as Armistice Day and Poppy Day. Remembrance Day is commemorated in many…read more →

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