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Ontario Court of Appeal rejects attempt to broaden provincial courts’ jurisdiction against the federal Crown

Under section 21(1) of the Crown Liability and Proceedings Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. C-50 (“CLPA”) plaintiffs who have a claim against the federal Crown for a matter that occurred within Canada have the choice of bringing their proceeding in either the Federal Court or the province in which the claim arose. In Babington-Browne v. Canada Read more...

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Barbeau v. Kitchener 2017 ONSC 24

A recent trial decision involving a trip and fall on a sidewalk surface discontinuity provides a good example of the right and wrong ways to measure a “tripper”. Although arguably misapplying, (fortunately in obiter), s.16.1 of the MMS and the “2 cm rule”, the Honourable Justice Broad did state that:   “The discontinuity between the Read more...

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Barbeau v. Kitchener 2017 ONSC 24

A recent trial decision involving a trip and fall on a sidewalk surface discontinuity provides a good example of the right and wrong ways to measure a “tripper”. Although arguably misapplying, (fortunately in obiter), s.16.1 of the MMS and the “2 cm rule”, the Honourable Justice Broad did state that:   “The discontinuity between the Read more...

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