06 June 2018

G7 Summit: Useful Information for our Insured Members

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On June 8 and 9, 2018, La Malbaie will be hosting the G7 Summit. For two days, the seven most powerful nations in the world will meet and bring together participants, visitors and media representatives from all over the globe.

This major event could lead to demonstrations in the Charlevoix and Capitale-Nationale regions. Many people are concerned about the situation getting out of hand – fire, theft or vandalism – and the impact on homes, businesses and vehicles.

How to minimize the risk?

  • Review your insurance coverage to determine what is covered and what is not.
  • Park your car in a garage or at a friend’s house located outside the sector at risk. If you cannot move your car, make sure you remove all valuables. Keep your car locked at all times.
  • Lock all the doors and windows of your home. If you need to leave, store your valuables and important papers at a friend’s house located outside the sector at risk. If you are leaving for a few hours, keep some lights or devices on.
  • Increase your protection measures. Maintain a constant presence. Keep a minimum of cash in your register. Do not leave anything outside that can be used as a projectile.

Thinking of coming to the Charlevoix, Quebec City or Saguenay region? Consult Info-Transports – Québec 511 before you leave. If you are downtown Quebec City, use public transit.

Stay informed about the event by listening to the news and consulting municipal Websites and social media.

What to do if you are a victim of vandalism during the G7 Summit

According to the Guidelines for G7 Compensation Payments, the federal government compensation program does not cover events or actions insurable under normal coverage. 

Moreover, as mentioned by Anne Morin, Supervisor of Public Affairs at the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) in an article published in Le Soleil on May 23, 2018, “before being able to determine if something is covered, we need to know the cause of the damage.” As a result, each claim will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

  • If you are the victim of an incident or if you wish to submit a claim in the evening or on the weekend, call Emergency Services at 1 888 590-AIDE (2433).
  • To submit a claim during our regular business hours, that is Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, please call your mutual association or submit your claim online.

Rest assured that no matter how you send in your claim, it will be processed promptly and efficiently.