Ontario Ombudsman Sees 30% Increase In Complaints

On June 27, 2012, in Ontario, by Jason Hall

The Ontario ombudsman’s office has been overwhelmed with an increase of  almost 30% more complaints than last year. Complaints include denied disability claims and with Ombudsman, André Marin and his staff beseiged, getting resolution may prove more difficult than usual. According the the Ontario ombudsman’s website, an Ombudsman “is an independent officer of the Legislature who investigates complaints […]

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Disability and the Law

On June 21, 2012, in Montreal, Quebec, by Rosalie McLachlin

There’s strange news out of Quebec these days with three tales of murder, extradition, and disabilities all strangely linked. The one getting the most media attention, of course, is about the dismemberment murderer, Luka Magnotta, just extradited from Germany and now awaiting trial at the Rivière-des-Prairies Detention Centre near Montreal. Magnotta, a part-time porn star […]

How Voluntary Disability Insurance Works

On June 7, 2012, in Canada, Montreal, by Jason Hall

Last week, it was announced that  the Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada, one of Canada’s most prominent financial institutions, has introduced a “flexible set of voluntary group disability insurance options”, including Voluntary Short Term Disability (VSTD) and Voluntary Long Term Disability (VLTD) for workers. This development is aimed primarily at US workers (Sun Life has […]