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The Right to Be Wrong: Supreme Court of Canada Lowers the Causation Bar on Occupational Disease and Injury

On June 24, 2016, the Supreme Court of Canada provided considerable latitude to decision makers regarding occupational disease and injury in British Columbia (Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal) v. Fraser Health Authority (“Fraser Health”). Fraser Health concerned three technicians at a...

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Additional WorkSafeBC Powers and Employer Obligations Come into Effect

Increased powers granted by the BC Government to WorkSafeBC, the provincial workers’ compensation insurer, are now in effect. Along with these changes, employers are now under additional obligations with respect to workplace incident investigation and reporting. These changes come by...

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Ontario Proposing Changes to Legislation for Injured Workers, Broader Public Sector and Firefighters

The Ontario Legislature has introduced Bill 109: the Employment and Labour Statute Law Amendment Act, 2015, (the “ELSLAA”) which, if passed, will amend three separate acts impacting workers and labour relations in Ontario: the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, the...

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