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July 16, 2019

Review of Family and Civil Legislation, Regulations, and Processes

Parliamentary Assistant to the Attorney General, Lindsey Park, has commenced a review of family and civil legislation, regulations, and processes. The review will explore ways to simplify family and civil court processes, reduce costs and delays, and encourage the earlier resolution of disputes. 
 
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“There is a fundamental issue with inequality in terms of car safety development” – Women are 73% more likely to suffer fatal or serious injuries in car crashes

The design and safety testing of cars (and most other consumer goods) was long designed by male engineers and has historically focused on parameters reflecting males. For example tools are often sized for male hands, cupboard heights for male heights, and cars for male dimensions. 
 
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Top court cuts down “apples” approach to tort award reduction

Adjusters and insurance defence lawyers who think the “apples-to-apples” approach to deducting future no-fault benefits from tort awards is rotten will likely find relief in a Supreme Court of Canada ruling released Thursday. 
 
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For disability claimants who are unable to work, the process of having their long-term disability (LTD) claim denied or cut off can be frustrating and complicated, and it can cause a person to rocket into financial debt. Many claimants who are left in financial desperation often turn to disability claims lawyers for help. 
 
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Canada’s New Distracted Driving Laws To Take Effect Aug. 1, 2019

Police sources have confirmed that Canada’s new driving laws, which received royal assent earlier this year, will officially take effect in the province on Aug. 1, 2019.

Fines vary from province to province, but they can be up to $3000 in in provinces like British Columbia and Ontario, Quebec, Alberta, Nova Scotia, Manitoba, Newfoundland and Labrador.

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How SGI’s expansion into Ontario auto fared last year

Saskatchewan’s government-owned insurer has been blindsided by its Ontario auto line.

Regina-based Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) reported Tuesday that SGI Canada’s 2018-19 loss ratio in Ontario was 91.9%, up 16.5 points from 75.4% in 2017-18. That increase was “largely due to unfavourable auto results,” SGI said in its annual report.

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Doctor discipline: Three of Ontario’s top-billing physicians have faced professional sanctions

Vineet Arora was a busy doctor. That’s not unusual in the field of ophthalmology, one of the highest-billing medical specialties based on seven years of OHIP data obtained by the Toronto Star.

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Patients who suffer from medical errors face ‘rigged system,’ critics say

When Anne Levac walked into a Toronto medical clinic nearly seven years ago, she didn’t realize that the procedure would leave her with permanent disabilities.

Levac visited the Rothbart Centre for Pain Care in 2012 in hopes of easing her chronic back pain. A doctor gave her injections into her spine, but the needles were infected with a harmful bacteria.

 
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Why Doctors Must Listen to People with Brain Injury

In the June 28, 2019 issue of New Scientist, Nicholas Schiff is quoted as saying: “They all seem to be in a vegetative state, but we know they are conscious. It’s to remind me they are out there and we are not helping them.” 
 

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