Al Maggi

Al Maggi is Mitchell & Whale's senior writer and content editor. Al works closely with other members of the M&W broker and executive team to make complex insurance topics understandable, and simpler ones interesting and informative.

Posts by Al Maggi:

Amazon packages

Selling on Amazon? Okay, NOW You’ll Need Insurance

Amazon has announced a tightening of the rules regarding product liability insurance. From now on, a seller using their marketplace to deliver goods to customers, either through Fulfillment by Amazon or Fulfillment by Merchant, must acquire Product Liability Insurance once sales reach $10,000 in any one month. While Amazon has turned a blind eye to

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Male driver behind the wheel

The Best Insurance Companies For Male Drivers in Ontario

Who are the best auto insurance companies if you’re a male driver in Ontario? The long answer is complicated, but the short answer, based solely on the prices available today, is CAA Insurance. Before you run out and buy a CAA policy though, keep in mind that based on quotes we ran for different male

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Snowmobile safety course

On the Trail of Snowmobile Training Courses

More Canadians than ever are taking up the joys of snowmobiling. And the biggest requirement to enjoying this fun, wintertime hobby is learning how to do it responsibly, using common sense, and practicing essential skills.Experts agree that a snowmobile training course can provide everything you and your family need to engage in this popular pastime

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Female driver

The Best Insurance Companies For Female Drivers in Ontario

What are the best auto insurance companies for women in Ontario? Well, if you’re going strictly on price, it’s CAA Insurance. But that doesn’t mean every woman in Ontario should switch to CAA. Depending on your age, where you live, and your driving record, there are four different companies that could have your best rate.

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Canada’s Top Ten Pickups: How Much for Insurance?

If you’re looking for a new pickup truck, how much is it going to cost you in terms of insurance? We compared Canada’s top ten selling pickup trucks for 2020, and found that the Chevy Colorado produced the most affordable premiums, on average 19-24% cheaper than those for the Jeep Gladiator, which had the highest

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Toronto traffic

Car Insurance in Toronto For Under $100 a Month

The average annual premium for auto insurance in Toronto is now over $2,000. In order to pay less than $1,200 or $100 a month, you need to have a lot of different factors going for you. First of all, you probably need to live somewhere other than Scarborough. It also helps if you’re over 40,

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Electric car

Is Now the Time to Buy an Electric Vehicle?

Statistics suggest that most Canadians are at least thinking about buying an electric vehicle in the near future. The three main obstacles are cost, battery range, and availability of charging stations. If price is your main concern, it’s probably not quite time yet, but we should be there by 2023. With electric vehicles (EVs) growing

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25 (or so…) Things You’ll Need Before You Go Snowmobiling

Snowmobiling is a great way to get out and explore Ontario’s great outdoors. Before you do, we have a checklist of items that you’ll need to make your trip safe and enjoyable. Warm and waterproof clothes, water and snacks, duct tape, proof of insurance… Every year, tens of thousands of Ontarians look forward to the

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Winter motorcycle

How Much Will it Cost to Cancel My Motorcycle Insurance?

If you ride a motorcycle in Canada, you are charged most of your annual premium for the summer months. That means if you pay monthly and try to cancel after the summer is over, you won’t get a refund. In fact, you’ll probably still owe money. This applies no matter who your insurance company is.

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Drive less and pay less insurance

Can Driving Less Really Reduce Your Premiums?

Updated Nov 4, 2021 With some Ontarians driving much less than they used to because of the COVID-19 pandemic, many are wondering how much the number of kilometres they drive affects their premiums. The answer is, all things considered, not much. The difference in premium between driving 10,000 km a year and 50,000 km a

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