LeBlanc launches The FCT Blog to build on FCT's legacy of innovation,
expertise and customer service
OAKVILLE, ON, Oct. 8, 2013 /CNW/ - The Hon. William G. Davis, P.C., C.C.,
Q.C., Chair of the Board of FCT Insurance Company Ltd. and Ken DeGiorgio,
Executive Vice President, First American Financial Corporation are pleased to
announce the appointment of Michael LeBlanc as FCT's Chief Executive Officer
and Chief Agent for First American Title Insurance Company in Canada.
"FCT has a proven track record of providing innovative risk management
solutions in the real estate and financial marketplace. FCT will continue to
introduce new solutions to reduce financial risks that build on our core
commitment to our customers that they will experience excellence," said
"As part of this commitment, I am excited to be launching "The FCT Blog" which
will examine market trends and important issues, answer industry questions and
provide access to the in-house team of experts at FCT. I intend to provide a
regular blog so readers will have a direct link to me, as well as the
opportunity to make comments or raise questions important to them."
The FCT Blog is available at www.fct.ca/blog. The FCT Blog will be the first
blog in Canada to deal exclusively with the title insurance industry. In order
to provide those in the French-speaking provinces content geared specifically
toward their issues, FCT will also be launching a French version of The FCT
Blog in early 2014.
Michael has served as FCT's Chief Operating Officer since 2010. Michael joined
FCT in 1994 as its Atlantic Regional Director. Prior to joining FCT, Michael
practised law in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, as a partner with the law firm of
Boyne Clarke. Michael has an extensive legal background in real-estate-related
matters, appearing before the Supreme Court on both commercial and other civil
Michael holds a law degree from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
He was called to the Nova Scotia Bar in 1978 and is a member of the Nova
Scotia Barristers' Society. Michael has been a regular speaker at industry
conferences and events focusing on title insurance and how it relates to real
estate issues. Michael serves as a member of the Board of Directors of FCT
Insurance Company Ltd., and chairs the Board of Directors for the FCT
Charitable Foundation. He is also a past Chair of Skate Oakville.
Through offices in major Canadian cities, FCT offers a full range of risk
management solutions from residential and commercial title insurance to title
processing; debt recovery and valuation services to document processing. The
services company does not provide insurance products.
Founded in 1991, the FCT group of companies is based in Oakville, Ontario and
has over 800 employees across the country. The group provides industry-leading
title insurance, default solutions and other real-estate-related products and
services to approximately 300 lenders, 24,000 legal professionals and 5,000
recovery professionals, as well as real estate agents, mortgage brokers and
builders, nationwide. For more information on FCT, please visit the company
website at www.fct.ca. FCT has been recognized as one of the 50 most engaged
workplaces in Canada in 2012 by Achievers.
(†)The FCT group of companies includes FCT Insurance Company Ltd. which
provides title and valuation insurance, with the exception of commercial title
policies, which are provided by the Canadian branch of First American Title
Insurance Company. Services are provided by First Canadian Title Company
SOURCE First Canadian Title
Wendy Rinella 905 287-3379 wrinella@FCT.ca
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