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  • The Challenges of Arguing Cannabinoid Treatment in Personal Injury Claims

    In Canada, cannabis was regulated under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, SC 1996, c 19 and more specifically, given a legal exemption for medical use. On October 17, 2018, cannabis was legalized under the Cannabis Act, SC 2018, c 16.Despite its history as a potentially effective and viable m … Read more »

  • The Role of Campus Police

    As students return to universities across the country, they will likely notice the presence of police-like “campus cops”.Despite their colloquial nickname and similar uniform, special constables, as they are formally titled, are not police officers. They are peace officers who have been granted poli … Read more »

  • How Insurance Companies ‘Defend’ Car Accident Claims

    If you’ve been injured in a car accident that was someone else’s fault, the law in Ontario unfortunately does not allow for automatic monetary compensation for your injuries and losses. The insurance companies that represent and defend at-fault motorists will use many tools to limit the amount of mo … Read more »

  • It’s the Dog Days of Summer – What you should do when a Dog Bites

    We’re into the dog days of summer now. Those hot, sultry days where even my normally active and very sociable Boston Terrier needs to cool off in the shade or in the lake. At my family cottage, this provides us with some relief because he’s usually busy trying to visit our neighbours – most of whom, … Read more »

  • What is a Catastrophic Impairment?

    If you have been in a car accident, lawyers, health care professionals, and those in the insurance industry will often raise the question of whether you have sustained a catastrophic injury. In the auto insurance world, “catastrophic” means much more than the common-sense notion of that term.What is … Read more »