November 15, 2010
Marsh Canada, the exclusive insurance and risk management broker for the HortProtect Property and Casualty Insurance Program, announced the appointment on Oct. 15 of RSA as the underwriter program.

RSA is a member company of Royal and Sun Alliance Insurance Group, one of Canada’s largest property and casualty insurance companies. The Canadian head office is located in Toronto.

The announcement of switching insurance carriers took place on Sept. 15. “Sinclair Cockburn and Lombard imposed a significant coverage restriction, effective July 1, 2010, therefore removing any liability coverage for snow removal operations along with double-digit rate increases to all members,” said CNLA executive director Victor Santacruz, CAE, CLP. “This restriction was unacceptable and CNLA and its insurance committee sought alternative solutions.”

“We encourage members to support this new initiative and we will provide you with tools to help you minimize your overall costs,” says CNLA’s insurance committee chair Gerald Boot, who is also past president of Landscape Ontario.  

To contact Marsh Canada, use the toll free telephone number at 1-888-949-4360, or email For more information, contact Joel Beatson CLP, CAE at CNLA, 1-888-446-3499, ext. 8620, or go to