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April 1, 2020

How Car Insurers Can Help Accident Victims During The COVID-19 Crisis

We are in the midst of an unprecedented COVID-19 Crisis, and while everyone is facing challenges, individuals who were already recovering from traumatic injuries face unique challenges. 
 
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Thousands of Canadian dentists who followed industry recommendations to shut down their practices nearly two weeks ago because of the COVID-19 outbreak have still not received insurance payments despite taking out business interruption policies that include pandemic coverage. 
 
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Insurers are under the gun as coronavirus claims mount — but will those claims be covered?

When Dr. Michael Duchnay had to close his west end Toronto dental practice due to the pandemic, it was catastrophic, but there was one stroke of good luck: He had insurance. In fact, his business policy explicitly mentioned pandemic-caused closures. 
 
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COVID-19 and your insurance

On March 23, Ontario announced the closure of non-essential business. “We’re prepared to extend the order if necessary,” Ontario Premier Doug Ford said at the time. The closures took effect March 24 at 11:59. Quebec has also shut down business until at least April 13. 
 
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Changes to Our Courts: How COVID-19 Is Changing the Landscape 

“How will COVID-19 change the legal industry and what will it look like After Coronavirus? Short answer: the coronavirus will turbocharge legal industry transformation. It will propel law into the digital age and reshape its landscape. The entire legal ecosystem will be affected—consumers, providers, the Academy, and the judicial system.” – Marc Cohen in the article “COVID-19 Will Turbocharge Legal Industry Transformation” 
 
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There’s a time limit in my legal case that I can’t meet because of COVID-19. What can I do?
 
There are rules about how much time you have to start a legal case or when steps in your case must be taken. As of March 16, 2020, all time limits to start a case in Ontario law have stopped running. This is because of an emergency government order (link is external)
 
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Courts scramble to modernize to keep the system working in a pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing Canada’s court system to operate as it never has before to adapt to the demands of physical distancing. 
 
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About the LAT

On March 20, 2020, the Government of Ontario issued an Emergency Order (O.Reg. 73/20) under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act. 

The order suspends limitation periods and procedural time periods relevant to tribunal proceedings. The suspension is retroactive to March 16, 2020. 

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Ontario Protecting Critical Front-Line Justice Services in Response to COVID-19

“The health and well-being of Ontarians is our government’s number one priority. This commitment extends across the vast network of justice partners and individuals who interact with the justice system on a daily basis. 
 
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RE: FSRA’S GUIDANCE AND PROMPT RESPONSE SOUGHT RE PANDEMIC RELATED ISSUES
 
Along with all healthcare providers we’ve been asked to do our part and help mitigate the impact of this pandemic on our most vulnerable populations and onour acute care sector. We are ready and anxious to do so. Help us do our part. 
 
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The biggest economic policy challenge we face during COVID-19 is addressing the massive and widespread loss of work prompted by government-mandated physical distancing. That’s not to minimize other such challenges, but the loss of work is vast and unprecedented. 
 
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Ellen Roseman: Financial resources you can turn to in the COVID-19 crisis

Are you anxious and confused about the far-reaching effects of the new coronavirus on your finances? You’re not alone.

In a recent survey by financial technology company Borrowell, 74% of Canadians report feeling stress brought on by the health crisis. More than 40% say their biggest financial worry is how to pay for necessities, such as food and rent. And 32% have no plan in place if funds run too low to pay bills.

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Canadians who didn’t have a job even before coronavirus: what help can they get?

The coronavirus pandemic has attracted a historic response from the federal government, with Ottawa pledging around $200 billion to rescue the economy. But across the country, Canadians who already didn’t have a job when the pandemic struck are wondering what support, if any, they’ll be able to access. 
 
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New Ontario Works payment pickup procedures in Toronto during coronavirus outbreak

Ontario Works and Ontario Disability Support Program cheques and payment cards will be distributed beginning Monday under new social distancing protocols. 
 
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Nonvisible disabilities: How to accommodate workers’ limitations

One in five Canadians between the ages of 25 and 64 has at least one disability, according to the 2017 Canadian Survey on Disability. That’s about 4 million adults who experience limitations, many of which are not immediately apparent to others. 
 

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