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Bicyclists rules in stop signs

The "Idaho Stop" is the common name for a law in Canada and the U.S. that allows cyclists to treat a stop sign as a yield sign, and a red light as a simple stop sign. It first became law in Idaho in 1982, but has been adopted elsewhere. A limited form of the law called "Stop as Yield", that deals only with stop signs, has expanded to other states and been considered in several other cities, provinces and states. Advocates argue that current law criminalizes normal cycling behaviour, and that the Idaho stop makes cycling easier and safer and places the focus where it should be: on yielding the right-of-way.

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Justice Delayed is Justice Denied

Civil litigation is expensive, slow and inadequate in situations where people have been denied long term disability benefits, or in car accident cases where they have suffered disabling injuries.  Our firm is in a never ending struggle to find ways to increase the speed with which these cases are resolved. Ultimately, the only thing an insurance company has to answer to is a Judge or Jury.  It takes a long time to get before them. 

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Changing Perceptions of Marijuana

The stigma around marijuana has changed a great deal over the past decade. In the most recent national election the issue of legalizing marijuana seemed to be popular among Canadians. It is a subject that perceptions have changed greatly on over the past decade. Public opinion of marijuana has not changed over-night, it has happened through small incremental steps that fight against the criminal stigma associated with the drug. A recent human rights decision in Nova Scotia may be the next step in helping to change the way marijuana is perceived all-across Canada.

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The 8 Signs of Drunk Driving

Drunk driving is one of the leading causes of motor vehicle accidents in Canada. According to Transport Canada “In 2008, coroners’ testing showed that almost 40% of fatally injured drivers had been drinking some amount of alcohol (HBD) prior to the collision.” Groups such as MADD and the RCMP have made substantial progress generating public awareness on the deadly effects of drunk driving, but, it still happens in our communities today. 

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What is an Actuary?

In the process of representing our clients in court, it’s necessary to call on industry experts to help validate your claim. A professional’s assessment of a claim can make or break a case, and we strive to strengthen your claim by selecting the appropriate specialists. We’ve worked closely with physicians, engineers, and other expert witnesses in a variety of cases. One of the most important expert witnesses tends to be an actuary.

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