COVID-19: Fireman on refunding cancelled school trips


When the lockdown began in March and schools were closed, trips that were scheduled for many were also put on hold or canceled. While most areas of the economy have begun to return to normal since a large portion of Canadians have still not received financial compensation from travel and insurance agencies.

Toronto insurance lawyer James Fireman at Samfiru Tumarkin LLP joined Global News to discuss the ongoing issue.

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00:43 While this is not surprising, it is still not right. Some parents have paid thousands for their children to take to trips to Europe or cities in the US.

1:20 Travel insurance companies like Old Republic in Hamilton are proving impossible to get in touch with.

1:40 At this point in time, insurers are waiting people out in the hopes they will go away and forget about their refunds.

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