The Advantages Of Portable Water Filter

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�Occupy Wall Street� movement sweeping through major Canadian cities

The Woodstock Ontario Independent News

�Occupy Wall Street� movement sweeping through major Canadian cities

“I’m frustrated with . . . having governments making policies that don’t represent me,” he said. “I can’t stand idly by while our financial (situation) and our society . . . is coming apart at the seams, and I think more and more people realize that and are hoping for more positive change and a better tomorrow.”

On royal demolition

Accidental Deliberations

Yesterday I posted about one way in which the Cons' threat to go over the head of Canada's governing institutions in order to hold onto power looks to have plenty of repercussions in the years to come. But let's note another massive gap between the Cons' message of 2008 and their actions since winning a majority government.

Parliament In Review: September 30, 2011

Accidental Deliberations

The Harper Conservatives' choice to talk about everything but the economy continued on September 30, with the day's debate taken up by the Cons' anti-refugee bill as well as a first look at the latest incarnation of Senate reform.

The Big Issue

Errors & Omissions Insurance- What You need to Know

Errors & omissions insurance is a special type of liability insurance that covers individuals or companies offering service in the event that a client holds the provider responsible for services that one offered, failed to offer or did not produce the expected results. Other terms used are: professional indemnity insurance and professional liability insurance. Even though the clients’ allegations are groundless, thousands of dollars may be required to defend the lawsuit. Such lawsuits can be an end to the operation of small businesses and affect largely the operation of the large companies.

Which businesses require E & O insurance?

Businesses that need this kind of insurance are those that:

  • Offer a professional service
  • Is required by its customers to have the insurance
  • Provides advice regularly

The professionals who are best known to take up this policy are accountants, doctors, lawyers, engineers and architects. Not many people who are into event organizing, advertising agencies, web hosting, plumbing, electrical works, HVAC, contractors and sheer metal workers take this policy despite it being vital in their professions. They ought to take error and omission insurance because it can save them in a big way.

Why you should buy an E&O insurance coverage

Costly mistakes might happen during operation. Regardless of the kind of training or level of experience, making errors is part of human nature.

Take for instance, a plumber was to carry out trenchless repair. However, he records the street name wrongly and thus ends up repairing the wrong sewer system. Who is to pay for the extra costs?

Imagine if an accountant was doing bookkeeping and forgot to include a certain transaction on the balance sheet. The omission of the transaction causes uproar by the shareholders of the company; what happens? Who is to pay for the error?

When a company that is insured makes an error, there is little or no loss of reputation for both the business and the client.

On the other hand, if a company decides not to purchase this insurance, it is taking a big financial risk. Such losses are not covered by the general liability policies.

What type of E&O should you buy?

These policies vary from company to company. They are written to replicate the inherent risk as well as common exposures specific to various kinds of businesses. A plumber, doctor, computer programmer all faces risks of error and omission. However, one policy would not be appropriate for all. Instead, a suitable policy should be crafted for each so as to ensure it covers the areas of their risks.

When should you buy?

Similar to other insurance policies, the best time to purchase is before the risk is taken. If you provide services and you know that you might have the exposure, then include E&O in your insurance portfolio. Some clients require the provider to have the policy. In fact, it is a selling point to clients; since they are at peace knowing that they will be compensated in case of any omission or error.

Getting an E&O coverage

Retroactive dates- the impact

Claims should be made within the policy period. This explains why most of the policies are written on a “claims made and reported” or “claims made” form. Such policies have retroactive dates which are very significant. If a claim arises from acts committed either before or after the retroactive dates, it is not covered. Also, the further back the retroactive dates, the more the coverage time.

Why hire an insurance expert for guidance?

Some policies will include defense expenses with limited liability. Others will exclude punitive damages. The wording used on the policies may vary greatly and this may affect the effectiveness of the policy. Each policy should thus be analyzed carefully to ensure that it covers the exposure. This means that one should find an insurance expert who understands the E&O coverage so that they can guide you. This way, you can be sure to get a coverage that fits your exposure.

The cost

The cost of the policy depends on the location, claims experience and class of the business. They also vary depending on the insurance company.

What is required?

You will be required to submit a description of the quality control procedures, copies of contacts, training procedures, and documentation procedures to the insurance underwriter. In some cases, they may only ask for a completed application. The underwriter will consider you experience so as to gauge if you have had claims or if you have not had any. If you have not had any, they will investigate to find out what could have made you not have any claims.

How to avoid claims

  • Give realistic expectations to clients
  • Have quality control procedures and carry out audits often
  • Always have a well written contract that spells out all the terms of service

Libertarians for an Inheritance Tax

The Progressive Economics Forum

I rarely give thanks for Neil Reynolds, but today’s column is a must-read. The point is that taxing large inheritances should appeal not only to those of us concerned about highly unequal outcomes, but also to those simply concerned about equality of opportunity.

Heureux d'action de grâces!

As We Were Saying

Happy Thanksgiving!

Kitsilano Beach Park, Vancouver

I do not mourn for Steve Jobs


Back in early August, I recall reading a comparison between the NDP and Apple.

At the time both leaders were still alive, but had each taken a leave of absence for health reasons.

Statement by New Democratic Leader on Thanksgiving

NDP - Press Releases

As you and your family come together to celebrate the harvest season and give thanks for all the gifts you have received throughout the year, I wish all Canadians a Happy Thanksgiving.

Canadians have much to be thankful for. We are a country with extraordinary opportunities and a bounty of resources. For these reasons and many more, we truly are a fortunate and prosperous nation.

Yet there are many Canadians who face difficult times just trying to make ends meet.

Landlords face no punishment for discrimination in online ads | News | National Post

The Woodstock Ontario Independent News

Landlords face no punishment for discrimination in online ads | News | National Post

Ads touting "muslims only need apply".
I wonder how those folks had felt if we used that same argument/shit for the argument against immigration?
Chances are, they wouldn't be here posting "muslims wanted" ads.

Tory MP who shot holes though Liberal long-gun registry reloads - The Globe and Mail

The Woodstock Ontario Independent News

Tory MP who shot holes though Liberal long-gun registry reloads - The Globe and Mail

I still don't quite understand how registering something suddenly turns you into a criminal?
Of course a registry will save no lives, and of course if someone is looking for a saved life, they aren't going to find it as a result of the registry.

Treaty Talks or Sham Talks ?

Silly me and  I thought treaty talks actually meant something…

History repeating

Accidental Deliberations

In 2008, it was then-cabinet minister Gary Lunn who wound up embroiled in at least a minor scandal over coordinated third-party expenses.

Well, I had a great day

cmkl - Chris Lawson's personal web site

I'm sorry so many other people did not. There's 250 more civilians at DND whose jobs will be cut. There's flight attendants at Air Canada who seem poised to go on the world's shortest strike right before getting the contract they don't want forced upon them.

Sunday Afternoon Links

Accidental Deliberations

Assorted content for your long weekend reading.

- Bruce Johnstone comments on the real source of Saskatchewan's relative economic success over the past few years - and not surprisingly, it has nothing at all to do with the Sask Party government that's so desperate to take credit:

Leading by example

Accidental Deliberations

David Atkins points out how the Tea Party (however contrived and astroturfed) may have contributed to the rise of the burgeoning Occupy Wall Street movement by legitimizing protest as a means of political change.

Parliament In Review: September 29, 2011

Accidental Deliberations

As Parliament heads into a week off, let's get caught up on what happened in the last couple of weeks before its break - starting with a day that focused on the NDP's choice of opposition day motions.

The Big Issue

While the Cons have spent nearly all of their time cracking down on immigration and pushing dumb-on-crime policies, Peggy Nash's motion started a discussion of economic issues. And the result was fairly telling on a few sides.