City's 2-tiered insurance system forces community group to close up shop

By Elyse Skura, CBC News, August 19, 2023

It started with park meetups, but quickly grew into a lifeline for families during emergencies.

But one unexpected hurdle proved too much for the Kenson Park Community Association: a five-fold increase in its liability insurance, from $260 to $1,250.  

"Unfortunately, it was the the only reason why we we folded," said Matthew McBain, the group's former president.

"We just, as an executive, felt that we could not go back to our community and ask our members to pay more for insurance."

If the group had been around before amalgamation, however, it never would have had to make that choice.

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