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Thursday, August 23, 2007
Candidate stances on WSIB important
- an open letter to all party candidates for the up coming
October election in Ontario re: WSIB
Editorial - Sir: This is an open
letter to all party candidates for the up coming October election. I welcome
their responses at pcclare AT hotmail DOT com.
Mr./Mrs./Ms. MPP and
With there being an election looming in the near
future, I'd like to know your views on the WSIB (Workplace Safety and Insurance
Board) system here in Ontario.
Did you know:
That all Canadian
WCBs (Workers Compensation Boards), including the WSIB, are being run as the
American model of giant, corporate, private insurance companies?
right now, the WSIB is not accountable to anyone, including governments?
The WSIB creates its own legislation and policies?
employers of this province commit fraud by misrepresenting their payrolls in
order to pay cheaper premiums than what they should actually be paying?
That an injured worker loses all their rights as a Canadian citizen
when they go on a WSIB claim?
That fraudulent claims submitted by
workers total .01 per cent of all WSIB claims submitted by injured workers?
The WSIB is not subject to the laws of Canada or Ontario and are free
from prosecution of those laws when they break them?
The WSIB can
refuse to provide medical treatment that the injured workers' health-care
The WSIB will cut an injured worker off its
prescribed medications? The WSIB will force injured workers back into the
labour market while still injured or ready to re-enter the labour market, for
the sake of clearing case files?
The chair of the WSIB is salaried at
more than $700,000 per year?
That injured workers are given salary
caps, deemed by the WSIB and the WSIB will take the injured workers earned CPP
disability benefits so the injured worker does not exceed the WSIB-deemed
The WSIB puts a strain on the provincial health-care system
when work-related claims are denied, thereby forcing injured workers' treatment
to be provided by OHIP?
That OHIP can refuse to pay for treatment of a
work-related injury? There is an adversarial attitude that exists within the
WSIB towards injured workers?
The WSIB uses fear and threats to close
The WSIB causes further psychological damage to injured
workers then refuses to compensate the injured workers for this further damage
The WSIB is the root cause for many injured worker's
That anyone in this province, no matter how large the salary,
can be subjected to the unfair practices of the WSIB and driven to poverty?
Don't believe me? Suffer a workplace injury which results in a permanent
disability and it won't take long to see for yourself.
If you want my
party vote in October, check out these facts, then let Ontario know your
thoughts on the WSIB dynasty and if you're willing to stand for the reform of
the WSIB system and the reform of all WCBs across this country.
23, 2007 - injured worker asks questions about the WSIB to Ontario provincial
election candidates in newspaper:
- Letter to the editor from
"Candidate stances on WSIB important" - (The
Observer, Aug. 23, 2007) -
Aug. 29, 2007 - WSIB
responds negatively in letter to same newspaper:
- Response to P.
C. Clare from WSIB Chairperson, Steven W. Mahoney,
"Chairperson defends record of the WSIB" (The
Observer, Aug. 29, 2007)
Aug. 29, 2007 - the CIWS
responds to both letters:
Response from the CIWS to the
Sarnia Observer Editorials re: Mr. Mahoney (WSIB) and Mr. Clare's Letters -
sent August 29, 2007 - (Published in the
Observer Set 5 2007)
Sept. 11, 2007 - PC
Clare's response: All Injured Workers Need Fair
October 4, 2007 - PC Clare
receives answers from Steve Mahoney and responds: Answers on WSIB
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