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  • IAVGO publishes “Bad Medicine: the WSIB’s transformation of its health care spending”May 26, 2017

    It’s been my privilege to work with IAVGO Community Legal Clinic as a co-author of a report on how the WSIB has “transformed” its health care spending since 2010. We describe the effect that the WSIB’s transformation has had on the provision of health care benefits to injured workers, by analyzing t … Read more »

  • The good, the bad and the ugly: the WSIB’s draft chronic mental stress policyMay 10, 2017

    After three years of delay, things are moving quickly on chronic mental stress in Ontario. Two weeks ago, the government proposed changes to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act that remove the bar to chronic mental stress claims. Last week, the WSIB published a draft policy (PDF) and opened an ex … Read more »

  • Chronic mental stress: an end to discrimination in Ontario?May 1, 2017

    The 2017 Budget included some unexpected good news for injured workers: the government is planning to remove the statutory bar to chronic mental stress claims, effective January 1, 2018. Does this mean an end to discrimination against injured workers with chronic mental stress? Well, maybe… At prese … Read more »

  • 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 »