The 2013 Minimum Maintenance Standards

by Tim Boland and Darcy Romaine (April 2014)

Snow is measured in centimeters. So too is the progress to correct the Minimum Maintenance Standards for Municipal Highways. Unfortunately, determining the standard of the care remains a game of point and counter-point between the judiciary, who hear the specific and insist on reasonableness…Read More


Facebook Friend or Un-Friend

by Darcy Romaine (June 2013)

The first Ontario case to consider Facebook goes back to June 2007. Since then, 1025 decisions are now available on the Quicklaw database which reference the term Facebook. The Supreme Court of Canada, various courts of appeal, and a multitude of judges of the Superior Court have considered its influence…Read More


Evidentiary Challenges With The Even More Minimum Maintenance Standards

by Timothy Boland, Darcy Romaine (October 2013)

On November 18, 1996, Buttonville Airport reported clouds and fog for the entire day. That same fog pervaded the Ontario Legislature as it looked to the future of municipal responsibility and public safety…Read More


Fatality Claims

by Darcy Romaine (December 2012)

No amount of money can ever compensate a family who has lost a loved one to negligence. However that does not mean that the defendant should pay less than full amount permitted by law….Read More

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