Cyclist Killed. Cyclist Killed. Cyclist Injured. Cyclist Killed.

It seems like these could be the headlines of any Toronto newspaper on any given day this summer. According to this article in the Toronto Star, there have already been more cyclist/pedestrian deaths this year in Toronto than in any other year in the past decade. And, there is a lot of cycling season left … Continued

Hollywood Says Driving Stoned is Cool, Bad Right?

driver and passenger smoking marijuana in car In The Big Lebowski, the Dude gets paranoid while smoking a joint and driving. He thinks that another car is following him, tries to flick his joint out a closed window, and ends up crashing his car. Compared to most Hollywood movies, it’s pretty low-key and maybe even realistic. In Super Troopers, cops are surprisingly … Continued

Can I Say “I’m Sorry” For An Accident?

Legal consequences of uttering an apology

couple reacts to a car accident You’re driving your car through an intersection on a green light. A bicyclist going the opposite way makes a sudden left turn across your path. You hit the brakes but can’t avoid the collision. The cyclist is knocked to the ground. You get out of your car and rush over to the cyclist. He’s obviously … Continued

Best Lawyers in Canada 2019

best lawyers in canada 2019 - 13th edition We are proud to announce that 16 Thomson, Rogers partners have been selected for inclusion in the 13th Edition of The Best LawyersTM in Canada. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. Almost 87,000 industry … Continued

Toronto decides to fight Bill 5, the Better Local Government Act, 2018

Bill 5 dismantled Toronto’s 47 ward system in one fell swoop

Today, Toronto City Council voted 25 to 17 in favour of commencing an action to challenge the legality of Bill 5, the Better Local Government Act, 2018. Bill 5 dismantled Toronto’s 47 ward system in one fell swoop on August 14, 2018.  Among other things, Bill 5: Repealed City Council’s power to divide and re-divide … Continued