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  • Hidden treasure: the Ontario Workplace Tribunals LibraryMarch 12, 2017

    Recently I came across a flyer advertising the OWTL’s services, and it reminded me how few injured workers I meet know about the library—even though it’s a tremendous resource for self-represented workers and professional advocates alike. So I’ve taken it upon myself to do a bit of unsolicited promo … Read more »

  • Chronic mental stress: the Minister speaks!May 24, 2016

      In previous posts, I’ve talked about the ongoing suffering caused by the government’s failure to respond to several WSIAT decisions stating that the exclusion of chronic mental stress from workers’ compensation in Ontario is unconstitutional. I’ve also speculated about the government’s motives for … Read more »

  • PTSD update: good news and very bad newsMarch 1, 2016

    In late February, the Ontario government announced that it is going to change the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act “to create a presumption that PTSD diagnosed in first responders is work-related.” The draft legislation hasn’t been released yet, but the government promises that it will “allow fast … Read more »

  • Who’s paying down the WSIB’s unfunded liability?February 1, 2016

    Elizabeth Witmer and David Marshall recently wrote an opinion piece in the Financial Post, in which they lauded the reduction in the WSIB’s unfunded liability under their leadership, asserting that it was achieved “all the while maintaining benefits for injured workers.” Injured workers, and people … Read more »

  • PTSD: How police, fire and EMS workers get the worst dealJanuary 17, 2016

    Manitoba is changing its workers’ compensation law so that when an emergency response worker develops PTSD, the illness is presumed to be an occupational disease, and the worker is compensated accordingly. But in Ontario, the opposite happens: the law actually excludes claims for PTSD caused by the … Read more »