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What’s in an Apology? Why Victims of Wrongdoing Are Not Motivated Solely by Compensation

What’s in an Apology? Why Victims of Wrongdoing Are Not Motivated Sol...

An Apology Heals Emotional Wounds An expression of contrition and remorse, an apology can go a long way to healing the emotional wounds that fester in the face of wrongdoing. While an apology cannot undo harm that has been caused, it is a way of showing respect and it is an acknowledgement that another individual has emotions that deserve consideration. Children are taught from a very young age to apologize for wrongdoing and to acknowledge the effects of their negative actions on others. Unfortunately, the proliferation of litigation in recent times has resulted in an...
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“But I am not even close to age 65?  How can I apply for Canada Pension Plan Disability Benefits?”

“But I am not even close to age 65? How can I apply for Canada Pensio...

CPP Disability Benefits Most people in Canada, even those who have worked for several decades, are unaware of the full benefits of CPP. Just about everyone knows that there is a retirement pension available once you reach your 60s, but those premiums you complain about on every pay cheque also support a disability fund. If you become medically disabled and unable to continue working, you should apply. The test for entitlement in the legislation is considered very tough but many people do qualify. Contrary to some misconceptions, including those held by many doctors, you...
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Disability Benefits, Employers and Unions: What is an A.S.O.?

Disability Benefits, Employers and Unions: What is an A.S.O.?

The Path To Receiving Your Denied Disability Benefits One of the most challenging aspects of representing people in their disability disputes is figuring out whether we can help them in the first place. For most people, all they know is that they are supposed to have these benefits that pay them if they are unable to work, and the rest is merely window dressing. All well and good, but the path to finding a remedy when the disability benefits are denied is anything but simple. Is your workplace governed by a Collective Bargaining Agreement? Are the benefits paid by an...