• FAIR – supporting auto accident victims through advocacy and education
  • FAIR – supporting auto accident victims through advocacy and education
  • FAIR – supporting auto accident victims through advocacy and education
  • FAIR – supporting auto accident victims through advocacy and education

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April 9, 2019

Orillia Business Women’s Association – Women of Distinction 2019 Nominees
Tammy Kirkwood
FAIR (Fair Association of Victims for Accident Insurance Reform) 

http://www.fairassociation.ca/
 
To understand how Tammy has and is continually achieving excellence and is an innovator for the work that she does, I would like to say a bit about what happened to Tammy to bring her to the point she is at today. On October 24th 2008 Tammy was T-Boned by a dump truck on her way to work. The injuries she sustained were catastrophic including a severe brain injury and many permanent physical injuries. The crash changed her life completely and her recovery was nothing short of a miracle as the doctors did not give much hope to her family for her recovery. However, Tammy, being the determined and amazingly strong willed person she is, did recover. Over time, and with much rehabilitation and determination on Tammy’s part, she has accomplished so much. She continues to live with the injuries she sustained, both physical and mental and has thrived in her ‘new’ life giving back to all who come not only come in contact with her but the community and all those that can’t speak for themselves.
 
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Better simplified procedure needed in civil courts

Parties’ right to a jury trial is standing in the way of an effective simplified procedure in civil courts, according to the president of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association.

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Slow down because speed kills, police tell drivers in new Toronto campaign

The campaign is designed to protect what police call vulnerable road users. That means all pedestrians, but especially school children and older adults, as well cyclists and motorcyclists. All of these groups of people are most at risk when a crash occurs.

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Aviva Canada CEO calls for regulation overhaul

The CEO of Aviva Canada has spoken up about the state of auto insurance in Ontario, calling for more changes to be introduced in the province’s insurance system.
 
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Collecting evidence covertly is useless if not defensible in court

“You have to be able to defend your actions in a court of law, an arbitration, or wherever else it might end up being used,” he says. “You have to always think in those terms because if you can’t defend it, and the evidence is thrown out because it was collected improperly, then it’s a waste of everyone’s time and money.”

https://www.advocatedaily.com/mkd-international-inc–collecting-evidence-covertly-is-useless-if-not-defensible-in-court.html

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The Rule of Law Is Declining Globally, Canada Is Not Entirely Without Room for Improvement
 
Overall in 2019, Canada ranks 9th globally with a score of 0.81. Denmark ranks 1st with a score of 0.90. The lowest score is for Venezuela at 0.28. Although Canada ranks favourably overall among advanced nations, our score remains stubbornly low on the civil justice factor.
 
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How common are “snooping” privacy breaches?

When it comes to privacy breaches in the healthcare sector, “snooping” is definitely a concern. Snooping, or unauthorized access, breaches occur when an employee (such as a hospital worker) has access to identifiable information and abuses their authority to look at electronic health records of friends, family or co-workers.

https://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/risk/how-common-are-snooping-privacy-breaches-1004161713/

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Why you shouldn’t rely on the kindness of strangers when selling your vehicle yourself

Langan also struck out when he asked his insurance company to cover the loss. Since the car had been paid for and transferred to a new owner, it was no longer his vehicle, he was told.

 
 

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