The Straight Line Newsletter — Issue #17
IN THIS ISSUE
Sorry. Not Sorry.
The Apology Act is intended to make it possible for professionals, including architects, to apologize for errors, without necessarily incurring liability. The word “necessarily” is important here, since there are critical exceptions. Danielle Muise of Aird & Berlis LLP discusses the Act as it applies to Ontario architects.
Client Vaccination Mandates
Pro-Demnity has been keeping Ontario architects up to date with Special Bulletins regarding the effects of COVID protocols on architectural practice. Our most recent Bulletin (originally published on December 3, 2021 and updated on February 22, 2022) deals with Client Vaccination Mandates. This is an urgent issue, so in case you missed it, the text is repeated here.
Christopher Fillingham Scholarship Fund
Former longstanding Pro-Demnity Board Chair Chris Fillingham passed away in September of last year. As an acknowledgement of his tremendous contribution to the profession, a scholarship fund is being established in his name.
A new look for The Straight Line (PDF version)
In step with Pro-Demnity’s new graphic identity, the PDF version of this newsletter is proud to assume an aesthetic makeover that better reflects our brand and promise: to continue in our role as the architect’s protective ally. What hasn’t changed is the focus of our content. Articles, essays and stories will continue to provide knowledgeable and highly readable insights to support and strengthen your practice.
As we stated in our inaugural issue back in December 2015, “The Straight Line will offer a forum for commentary from experts outside the profession whose special knowledge can assist us by explaining areas of law and business that lie beyond our daily experience, but could affect us in unanticipated ways.”
Further, The Straight Line will continue to direct you to valuable tips on risk and other professional matters that are featured on our website. Topics include bulletins and technical reports with timely and relevant solutions to current issues that may have impacts on your professional liability insurance.
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The Straight Line is a newsletter for architects and others interested in the profession. It is published by Pro-Demnity Insurance Company to provide a forum for discussion of a broad range of issues affecting architects and their professional liability insurance.