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- Has Legal Cannabis Made Canada’s Roads Less Safe?
Canada legalized recreational marijuana in October 2018 via the federal Cannabis Act. Opponents of the act believed the health and safety risks associated with legal marijuana outweighed the many benefits of legalization. One of the chief safety concerns was the impact on road safety. Everyone in Ca … Read more »
- The Marine Liability Act Limits Compensation for Boating Accident Injuries in Canada
One of the silver linings of the COVID-19 pandemic is that people have been trying new activities. When gyms closed last spring, a Canada-wide bicycle shortage ensued, and the City of Toronto shut down a major arterial route once a week to allow cyclists to enjoy their new hobby in relative safety. … Read more »
- Bill 118 Makes Life Harder for Injury Victims
Earlier this year, the province of Ontario enacted Bill 118, the Act to amend the Occupier’s Liability Act. The legislation had meaningful consequences for victims of falls on ice and snow and the slip and fall lawyers who represent them. Months after its implementation, lawyers remain gravely conce … Read more »
- Speculation vs. Direct Evidence Under the Occupiers’ Liability Act: Adler v. Promenade General Partner Inc. et al.
In Adler v. Promenade General Partner Inc. 2021 ONSC 5393, the Plaintiff slipped and fell in the food court of Promenade Mall in Thornhill, Ontario. The Plaintiff’s evidence was that her foot adhered to a sticky substance on the floor of the food court. As a result, this impacted her stride and … Read more »
- Long-Term Care Residents and Their Families Continue to Face Challenges
The COVID-19 pandemic has eased in Ontario, with daily case counts and COVID-related deaths plateauing far below the highs seen during the spring. And yet, as our nursing home negligence lawyers know, the impacts of the pandemic’s brutal first three waves are still being felt, especially by the frie … Read more »