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The Opioid Crisis in Canada

The Canadian Chiropractor (as written by Kristy Kirkup of The Canadian Press) is reporting that almost 2,500 Canadians died from opioid-related overdoses last year according to data. OTTAWA – New data suggests almost 2,500 Canadians died from opioid-related overdoses...

Procedural Fairness at Arbitration

These fresh FSCO decisions give teeth to s. 55 and underscore the procedural fairness aspect of s. 44 examinations. An insured’s unreasonable refusal to attend an IE is prima facie prejudicial to the insurer’s right to respond to the position taken against it. While previously s. 55 had more bark than bite as arbitrators would often find the IE notice insufficient, Augustin seems to have provided insurers with the necessary tools to craft a strong s. 55 position.