As Huguenots gained influence and more openly displayed their faith, Catholic hostility grew, in spite of political concessions and edicts of toleration from the French crown.
A series of religious conflicts followed, known as the French Wars of Religion, fought intermittently from 1562 to 1598.
"We are well positioned to build on our recent success in growing our direct distribution business in the Quebec marketplace.
As this will be our strategic focus going forward, the timing was right to sell L'Union Canadienne to an organization like RSA." RSA currently operates three offices based in Quebec, with approximately 200 employees.
The Huguenots were led by Jeanne d'Albret, her son, the future Henry IV, and the princes of Condé.
The wars ended with the Edict of Nantes, which granted the Huguenots substantial religious, political, and military autonomy.
Huguenot rebellions in the 1620s prompted the abolishment of their political and military privileges.
They retained religious provisions of the Edict of Nantes until the rule of Louis XIV.
GUELPH AND TORONTO, June 6, 2012 /CNW/ - Home, car and business insurer RSA Canada has agreed to acquire L'Union Canadienne, a Quebec-based intermediated P&C insurer, from its parent company Co-operators General Insurance Company (CGIC) for 0 million, pending regulatory approval, and other standard closing adjustments and conditions.
"This is an exciting day for RSA and L'Union Canadienne.
Nothing in this press release shall be construed as a profit forecast.
) are the ethnoreligious group of French Protestants who follow the Reformed tradition.
As a proud member and supporter of the co-operative sector, The Co-operators is pleased to celebrate 2012: The International Year of Co-operatives. L'Union Canadienne, Compagnie d'Assurances offers general insurance products for individuals and businesses through a network of independent brokers, with over 300 points of sale in Quebec, as well as general insurance products in Newfoundland and Labrador.