Day: April 1, 2019

“Ontario is launching new mental health supports for provincial police officers, after more than a dozen have died by suicide in recent years. Community Safety and Correctional Services Minister Sylvia Jones says the Ontario Provincial Police are facing a mental health crisis, with 13 officers having taken their own lives since 2012.” Article: Province launching […]

“I am outraged at the irresponsible manner in which the four recent OPP suicides have been addressed by the Ontario government, including the WSIB and the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services.” Article: Ontario needs to take action now to prevent more police suicides Author: Bruce Kruger Date: March 29, 2019

“Police frequently put themselves in harm’s way or witness highly traumatic events in the course of their duties. Tragically, far too many officers and their families have suffered as a result. That’s why our government is stepping up to provide the resources and support members of the OPP deserve.” Article: Ontario Supporting OPP Personnel and […]

“Yet, whatever happens now, it will be hard not to criticize how the province handled this situation and others like it. The WSIB should have done a better job assessing the local rubber workers’ claims in the first place. It’s the agency that handles work-related diseases in Ontario and it now acknowledges it may have […]

“The province’s Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) is giving former rubber factory workers a second look at claims that were previously denied decades ago. Most of the workers are hoping to be compensated after being exposed to years of harmful, cancerous chemicals at their old jobs.” Article: Former rubber workers attend consultation sessions Author: […]

“Former rubber workers and their families crowded into a Kitchener hotel conference room Thursday, looking for answers into hundreds of denied occupational disease claims while others filed dozens of new ones. So many rubber workers came through the doors at the Holiday Inn that organizers ran out of their supply of 150 registration forms, and […]