Going Skiing? Read this first

ski poles photo by urban sanden Winter brings a variety of outdoor activities which make life in a northern climate bearable.  Many of these activities come with some risk and involve the entire family.  They include skiing, skating, tobogganing, tubing and, to escape from the cold, indoor waterpark activities. Most of these activities take place on commercial properties which are organized … Continued

Think Twice Before Lending Your Car

handing over car keys to someone else How often have you lent your car to a family member, friend or colleague without giving it a second thought? Perhaps it’s time you did. Recently, I was consulted by a distraught woman named Lisa. Lisa had lent her car to her daughter, Susan, so Susan could take her friends to the movies. Unfortunately, what … Continued

Whatever Happended to Vision Zero?

cyclist riding alongside Toronto streetcar Seventeen pedestrians were injured in separate incidents in the Toronto area on a rainy night in early November of 2018. After two years of press conferences, millions in infrastructure improvements, and repeated promises by the city of Toronto, pedestrian safety still goes out the window every time mother nature has a bad day. Vision Zero … Continued

Hosting a party? Read this first!

social host liability With the holiday party season in full swing, the Ontario Court of Appeal has released a decision which revisits social host liability. A “social host” could be an employer hosting a holiday party for staff or individual planning an event for family and friends. Either way, as a host, you have a responsibility to ensure … Continued

The Case for Winter Tires

car with winter tires Nearly one-quarter of Canadian motorists do not use winter tires and continue to use the all-season tires that came with their vehicle throughout the year. As lawyers who specialize in helping people recover from the aftermath of catastrophic collisions, we wish all drivers would understand the life-saving benefits of winter tires. Why Do Some Canadian … Continued