Dispute resolution wordings

The Straight Line Newsletter — Issue #15 In This Issue Dispute resolution wordings – Arbitration can be a good and useful tool, when used appropriately. Unfortunately, some client-authored contracts include clauses related to arbitration that sacrifice the architect’s best interests. John Hackett, Pro-Demnity’s VP Practice Risk Management explains how to recognize and avoid these unhealthy […]
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Architects can retire from practice and from insurance premiums

The Straight Line Newsletter — Issue #14 Welcome to the 14th issue of The Straight Line, now a quarterly. Why quarterly? Because things in general – liability insurance in particular – seem to be changing more rapidly than ever, even as many of us, stuck in our makeshift home offices, watch time slowly stroll by. […]
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David Croft: Architect, Advocate, Adventurer, and Author of Claims Stories

The Straight Line Newsletter — Issue #13 Message from the President  Some people transcend easy categorization, defining themselves through their broad intelligence, unswerving drive, and confident individuality. David Croft is one of those people.  Over decades of service, David crafted a unique reputation as both a tireless defender of architects and a just source of knowledge […]
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Two Risks That You Can Avoid Now

The Straight Line Newsletter — Issue #12 Pro-Demnity Presents Joanne McCallum as Chair The Pro-Demnity Board is pleased to introduce chair, Joanne McCallum, OAA, FRAIC.  Joanne joined the Pro-Demnity Board in 2017 and was elected Chair in February 2020. Her previous support to the architectural profession includes service on OAA Council; a term as OAA vice […]
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A Tribute to former President and CEO Byron Treves

The Straight Line Newsletter — Issue #11 Message from the President At my first meeting with Byron, over breakfast in a small Toronto diner, it was obvious he is a man who knows his stuff. A nice man, a kind man – truly, a gentleman – but not one to be bluffed when it comes […]
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Navigating the “new normal”

The Straight Line Newsletter — Issue #10 This is the tenth issue of The Straight Line. Articles cover a broad range of topics that engage Ontario architects insured by Pro-Demnity, other OAA members – whether in practice or engaged in other businesses – and anyone with an interest in the profession. We encourage readers to […]
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Bruce Palmer’s First 6 Months as President and CEO

The Straight Line Newsletter — Issue #9 This is the ninth issue of The Straight Line, a newsletter that appears several times throughout the year. Articles cover a broad range of topics that engage Ontario architects insured by Pro-Demnity, other OAA members – whether in practice or engaged in other businesses – and anyone with […]
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New President and CEO Joins Pro-Demnity

The Straight Line Newsletter — Issue #8 The Straight Line Newsletter is a newsletter that appears several times throughout the year. Articles cover a broad range of topics that engage Ontario architects insured by Pro-Demnity, other OAA members – whether in practice or engaged in other businesses – and anyone with an interest in the […]
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Copyright and Liability

The Straight Line Newsletter — Issue #7 Recently, a number of new insurers have entered the Canadian professional liability market. As a result, architects are seeing competing marketing efforts by insurers and their brokers, each hoping to attract the architect’s business – premiums paid by architects and commissions received by brokers – away from its […]
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Grenfell Tower Fire: The Ongoing Tragic Story

The Straight Line Newsletter — Issue #6 This is the sixth issue of The Straight Line, a newsletter that appears several times throughout the year. Articles cover a broad range of topics that engage Ontario architects insured by Pro-Demnity, other OAA members – whether in practice or engaged in other businesses – and anyone with […]
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