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Insurance - All-Risks Policies

. SIR Corp. v. Aviva Insurance Company of Canada

In SIR Corp. v. Aviva Insurance Company of Canada (Ont CA, 2023) the Court of Appeal characterizes 'all-risk' insurance:
[49] As the application judge noted, the parties agreed to an all-risk insurance policy, which is a form of property insurance. ...
. MDS Inc. v. Factory Mutual Insurance Company

In MDS Inc. v. Factory Mutual Insurance Company (Ont CA, 2021) the Court of Appeal considered the interpretation of an 'all risks' insurance policy:
[73] Although this is an all-risk policy that covers all claims save for those that are specifically excluded, this does not mean that the interpretation of clear terms should be changed. All-risk policies are, by their grant, limited to cover only fortuitous or unanticipated losses. The Supreme Court held in Canadian National Railway Co. v. Royal and Sun Alliance Insurance Co. of Canada, 2008 SCC 66, [2008] 3 S.C.R. 453, at para. 79, citing British and Foreign Marine Insurance Co. v. Gaunt, [1921] 2 A.C. 41 (H.L.), [1921] All E.R. Rep. 447, at pp. 46-47:
These words [“all-risk”] cannot, of course, be held to cover all damage however caused, for such damage as is inevitable from ordinary wear and tear and inevitable depreciation is not within the policies.… Damage, in other words, if it is to be covered by [all-risk] policies such as these, must be due to some fortuitous circumstance or casualty.


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