Government plans to review handling of workplace cancers in wake of GE Peterborough case

On Friday April 13th, the office of Minister of Labour Kevin Flynn issued the release that the provincial government plans to review the way work-related cancers are evaluated in Ontario to ensure that the most current medical science is used to determine whether a former worker ought to receive compensation. The announcement comes as the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) is three-quarters done a review of 250 previously-denied claims for compensation from former workers of the General Electric plant in Peterborough, many of them cancer cases.

Dr. Paul Demers and the Occupational Cancer Research Centre at Cancer Care Ontario are appointed to conduct the review.

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