An Asphalt Shooting Defies Jurisdictions

On October 16, 2012, in Gatineau, Ontario, Ottawa, Quebec, by Rosalie McLachlin

Ottawa Father Shot, Then Caught in Insurance Hell After a 70-year-old hunter shot him in the foot, an Ottawa father of two finds he doesn’t have a leg to stand on when it comes to settling a disability claim. He’s now reaching out to lawyers to recover what little he can. Earlier this year, Andrew […]

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Disabled, “Yes”; Unemployable, “No”

On July 19, 2012, in British Columbia, Burnaby, Canada, Kootenays, Nelson, Quebec, Richmond, Toronto, Victoria, Winnipeg, by Jason Hall

This week, the Government of Canada’s 2012 Economic Action Plan is being felt in Winnipeg where 30 people with disabilities are receiving funding to gain the skills they need to get jobs. By investing an additional $30 million over three years into the Opportunities Fund,  more Canadians with disabilities have the opportunity to become gainfully employed. […]

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 […]

Canada’s Top-Five Employers for People with Disabilities

On May 25, 2012, in Gatineau, Regina, Toronto, Vancouver, Winnipeg, by Jason Hall

Many large companies and government organizations rely on partnership with disability societies to surpass standard employment practices. By offering comprehensive employment opportunities to people with disabilities, they are, in effect, improving working conditions for all. The cross-country survey of best employers for people with disabilities describes initiatives taken by five employers. Where once people with […]

Disability Claim Denied – a bitter pill to swallow

On February 7, 2012, in British Columbia, Canada, Ontario, Quebec, by Jason Hall

A recent study in the Canadian Medical Association Journal finds that one in ten Canadians are not filling prescription drugs, because they can’t afford them. Many Canadians mistakenly assume that universal medicare will cover all their medical expenses, and are shocked when they discover the costs for their prescription drugs. The result for many: they […]

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