The Early Bird has Landed...

Summer 2004 CSANews Issue 55  |  Posted date : May 20, 2007.Back to list

Medipac has been negotiating with Manulife over the past few months and the results of our vigorous discussions have just landed in your mailbox. It is our traditional Early Bird Travel Insurance offer for this year's travel insurance at last year's rates. But there is more – the rates are even better than last year for almost every single one of our clients. We were looking for a way to reward our loyal clients, and we finally convinced our insurers to introduce a customer Loyalty Credit that will reduce your premium by up to 5 per cent. In addition, we have extended our Claim Free Discount from a maximum discount of 5 per cent to a maximum discount of 10 per cent for ten years of claim free travel. The final result is a premium reduction, for up to 15 per cent, for those who deserve it most.

Medipac's Double Guarantee is again part of our Early Bird Program and Medipac guarantees that if rates increase at any time this year, your price will remain the same. And, if the price of your Medipac coverage decreases at any time prior to your departure, Medipac guarantees to send you a cheque for the difference. Our Early Bird deadline is August 12th, so fill in your application and get it in quickly. If you do not have an application simply call us at 1-888-MEDIPAC or download one from our website

I am keeping this update short and concise because Frank McKenna, Canada's new Ambassador to the United States, requested that we include an introductory greeting to CSA members and to our readers, on his behalf. For those of you who are not aware of Ambassador McKenna's substantial credentials, a brief biography follows.

Frank McKenna became Canadian Ambassador to the United States on March 8, 2005. He was born in Sussex, New Brunswick on January 19, 1948. He completed his post-graduate studies in political science at Queen's University before earning a law degree at the University of New Brunswick. He has had an illustrious legal career, successfully arguing cases up to the Supreme Court of Canada.

In 1982, McKenna became a Liberal Member of the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick and leader of his party in 1985 at the age of 37. In a dramatic turn around in political fortunes and after 17 years in opposition, he lead his party to power in 1987, making political history by winning all 58 seats in the provincial legislature. At the height of his popularity and following two successive election victories, he left provincial politics, honoring a promise he made when elected that he would limit his term to 10 years.

In 1998, McKenna became Counsel to Atlantic Canada's largest firm, McInnes Cooper, and Consulting Counsel to one of Canada's leading mergers and acquisitions firms, Osler Hoskin & Harcourt in Toronto. He was appointed to the Security Intelligence Review Committee. SIRC oversees the Canadian Security Intelligence Service which is responsible for the country's top secret security matters.

In 2002, Frank McKenna and his wife Julie purchased Glenwood Kitchen Cabinets which manufactures customized kitchens for the Canadian, U.S. and Caribbean markets. It is currently being run by their son, James McKenna. In his leisure time, he enjoys golfing, tennis, fishing, yoga, kayaking, canoeing, walking and running. He and his wife, Julie, have three children, James, Christine and Tobias, and four grandchildren.