Macdonald Chisholm Trask to join BrokerLink

HALIFAX, Jan. 7, 2014 /CNW/ - Macdonald Chisholm Trask Insurance (MCT), one of Atlantic Canada's most respected insurance brokerages, announced today it will join BrokerLink, one of the largest Canadian property and casualty insurance brokerages.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

"For the last 60 years, the dedicated staff of MCT has strived to be the leading insurance provider to the people of Atlantic Canada.  By joining one of Canada's largest property and casualty brokerages, we will remain true to our vision and deliver the outstanding experience customers expect from us," said Michael Brien who has lead MCT over the last 12 years.

"BrokerLink is a strong and growing organization.  Together we will have the resources to maintain our significant presence in Atlantic Canada, provide great career opportunities for our staff, and deliver an exceptional customer experience through our network of local offices," added Brien, who joins BrokerLink as head of its Atlantic operations.

MCT, which specializes in personal, commercial, marine, special risks and program insurance, will continue to operate 18 community-based offices under its current name, said Pete Weightman, president of BrokerLink.

"We are very pleased to welcome MCT, Michael Brien and their 117 employees to BrokerLink.  Our organizations share similar business values as well as a deep commitment to local communities.  We will continue the MCT tradition of providing excellent service as we offer insurance solutions to the people of Atlantic Canada.  MCT customers will continue to be served by the same trusted brokers familiar with their protection needs," said Weightman.

About Macdonald Chisholm Trask

Macdonald Chisholm Trask Insurance (www.mcti.ca) is a progressive insurance brokerage with a history dating back over 60 years and a tradition of building long-lasting relationships with its customers and the communities in which it operates.  MCT is one of the largest brokerages in Atlantic Canada, with over 110 insurance professionals in 18 urban and rural offices.

About BrokerLink

Established in 1991, the BrokerLink companies (www.brokerlink.ca), which include Canada BrokerLink Inc., Canada Brokerlink (Ontario) Inc. and Canada Brokerlink Financial Inc., together constitute one of the largest Canadian property and casualty insurance brokerages.  With 84 offices, BrokerLink provides insurance solutions to over 230,000 clients across Atlantic Canada, Alberta and Ontario.  The BrokerLink companies are subsidiaries of Intact Financial Corporation (TSX: IFC).

SOURCE Brokerlink



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