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M&W’s First Annual Christmas Decorating Challenge

December 12, 2018

“The name is bond… Santa bond. I’ll have an eggnog, shaken, not stirred.” – Michael Scott

Introducing the first ever, Mitchell & Whale Christmas Decorating Challenge. Read more

Preventing & Dealing With Winter Property Insurance Claims

December 4, 2018

Preparing For the Cold

In Ontario, winter weather can fluctuate greatly from one day to the next. In southern Ontario, and in the GTA specifically, Lake Ontario contributes significantly to the weather we experience.

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Making Business Insurance Not Suck – Day 1

November 30, 2018

As some of you may know, Mitchell & Whale Insurance Brokers have been tearing up trees in the last few years to transform insurance for drivers and homeowners.

Mitchell & Whale have challenged the perceived wisdom in the industry by making it a simple, quick and human process. Read more

The Most Common Insurance Risks For Plumbing Contractors

November 29, 2018

How Plumbers Can Shut The Financial Leak Of Their Businesses

The onset of winter generally signals a boon for Ontario’s 7,000 or so licensed plumbers as winter takes its toll on building and house piping and fixtures. On the surface, plumbing seems to be a relatively safe livelihood, however, a closer look at the potential physical and financial risks plumbers face paints a different picture. Read more

How to Avoid Frozen Pipes in Winter

November 27, 2018

While You Were Gone – Avoid Costly Surprises When on Vacation

As Canadians, we like to escape winter if we can—maybe spend a few of the harsher weeks of the season down in some tropical destination. Read more

The Top 8 Insurance Implications of Legal Cannabis

November 24, 2018

Now that cannabis is legal for recreational use in Canada, that has completely changed the insurance landscape around this much-hyped drug.

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Demerit Points in Ontario

November 15, 2018

Demerits – The Only Points That Nobody Wants

If you are among the millions of Ontarians who don’t know the ins and outs of demerit points, rest easy. We’ll spell it all out for you right here. Read more

Ontario DUI Charges

November 13, 2018

Remember Drinking and Driving? New Rules Won’t Let You Forget

The federal government has been hard at work strengthening the rules and charges around drunk driving, and is set to roll out some new tools on that front in an apparent follow-up to cannabis legalization, as if telling Canadians, “No, that’s still not OK either.” Read more

5 Mistakes New Truck Drivers Make in Winter, and How to Avoid Them

November 4, 2018

Avoiding trucking accidents in the winter is a top priority for all truckers, their employers, and the public.

While it may be impossible to staff an entire fleet with seasoned million mile drivers, there are some common mistakes new drivers make that can be easily trained for and avoided, especially in the winter. Read more

Brokerage of the Year – Mitchell & Whale Definitely Does Not Suck

November 2, 2018

Mitchell & Whale’s (M&W’s) big win at the Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario (IBAO) awards is the classic story of the overnight success that was ten years in the making. Read more