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First, an acknowledgement of today as Vimy Ridge Day and a reflection upon the sacrifices made by our soldiers 91 years ago today.
The life and health insurance industry and the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association. The speaker's thoughts on where this industry is situation on Canada's current economic landscape and the world stage. The increasingly important role the industry can play in improving Canadians' health and lives. Changing times. Life and health insurance as a welcome sense of financial security for investors. A level of comfort for customers. What the life and health insurance industry do for Canadians - a review of services. Addressing some common misconceptions. A snapshot of the industry with some figures. The support from regulators. The ability to expand worldwide. The industry as an exporter. A list of benefits to the Canadian economy. Innovation within the industry. The role of OSFI - the federal oversight body - the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions and the role it plays. The nature of life insurance. An illustrative example of innovation as it relates to the ongoing Canadian health-care debate. Looking at new ways to improve the well-being of Canadians and to provide them with good health and a long life.