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Achieving Justice

ICBC negotiations pt 5

Apr 19, 2016 / 11:00 am

This is the final article of my series on tactics used by insurance adjusters in the negotiation of personal injury claims. The tactics that have been...

ICBC negotiations pt 4

Apr 14, 2016 / 6:23 pm

We are nearing the end of my five column series about negotiation tactics used by insurance companies to manipulate unsuspecting victims in the negotiation of...

ICBC negotiations pt 3

Apr 5, 2016 / 12:05 pm

Time deadlines and low ball offers were the first two of my series on ICBC negotiation tactics. This article is a continuation of that series, after my...

Apologies, Mr. Ghomeshi

Mar 29, 2016 / 4:44 pm

I feel compelled to write about the Ghomeshi acquittal while it is still fresh in our minds. Early on, when details of allegations against him were just...

ICBC negotiations pt 2

Mar 22, 2016 / 10:11 am

Nobody likes to discover that they have been manipulated by a negotiation tactic. Once burned, do you feel like telling the world about it? I am about to tell...

ICBC negotiation tactics

Mar 15, 2016 / 6:50 am

Have you ever been manipulated by effective negotiation tactics? Of course you have. We all have. It takes life experience to recognize negotiating tactics for...

ICBC: Eroding trust

Mar 8, 2016 / 1:00 pm

A court decision released March 1 has cast a bright light on some of the darkest depths of the human character in the context of ICBC’s handling of a...

Drunk killers

Mar 1, 2016 / 7:00 am

I used ‘drunk killer apologizes’ as my internet search to find news reports of Marco Muzzo, the 29 year old drunk killer of three children and their...

Dash cam fatality

Feb 23, 2016 / 8:54 pm

On February 3, 2016, at approximately 3:00 p.m., a 47 year old woman suffered fatal injuries as she was driving through Peachland when an oncoming 4Runner...

School bus? STOP

Feb 16, 2016 / 9:04 pm

School bus drivers made the news last month with their warnings about drivers ignoring school bus warning lights. A little online searching led me to a public...

Fight ICBC blame game

Feb 8, 2016 / 11:13 am

If a police officer tickets you for a driving offence that you did not commit, there are instructions on the back side of the ticket on how you can dispute the...

100 Men vs 100 Women

Feb 2, 2016 / 2:11 pm

Have you heard of Kent Molgat? He is the CTV journalist whose “manufactured bit of misreporting” in an “attempt to rake up controversy”...

Lawyer's apology

Jan 26, 2016 / 6:00 am

“A person in your position should become a little better informed before writing such an ignorant article that tries to tarnish a whole industry”....

Snow hut: Risky business?

Jan 19, 2016 / 6:14 pm

Those of us who grew up on a farm in the prairies have fond memories of the natural winter playgrounds created by drifting snow. A shovel could keep my brother...

Good as new? As if.

Jan 12, 2016 / 6:00 am

Don’t try to sell me a car that has been in a crash. My wife’s first new car was a bright red Honda Civic hatchback. I noticed fading paint on one...

Anniversary column

Jan 5, 2016 / 6:00 am

Dear Friends, This one’s ‘all about me’, though some might suggest that I’m always all about me. I would have to, as a matter of my...

Season to count blessings

Dec 29, 2015 / 6:00 am

Those familiar with this column might recall that my mother is battling cancer. She is still with us, though her cycles of chemotherapy treatments don’t...

Icy truth about crashes

Dec 22, 2015 / 6:00 am

"Icy roads cause two fatal accidents.” “Icy roads cause head-on crash.” “Icy roads cause crashes.” “Slick road...

Shut the front door!

Dec 15, 2015 / 8:47 am

“Shut the front door! I didn’t even know about this? I used to work for them!” That was the animated reaction from a friend of mine who used...

Sidewalks: Your duty

Dec 8, 2015 / 6:00 am

It’s the front end of another Canadian winter, and with it comes accumulations of ice and snow. It’s as normal and natural a Canadian experience as...

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