The Ontario Court of Appeal Overturns Decision Dismissing Action in Meekis v. Ontario

On July 26th, 2021, the Ontario Court of Appeal overturned a decision from Justice John Fregeau of the Thunder Bay Superior Court of Justice dismissing the action brought by the family of Brody Meekis against the Chief Coroner, the Regional Supervising Coroner and the Investigating Coroner for failure to investigate the death of their four […]

Nursing Home Abuse: What Are Your Rights?

There are hundreds of nursing homes in Ontario.  The majority of them employ professional, responsible and kind employees.  Unfortunately, some nursing homes are run in a negligent manner.  According to the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, reported incidents of staff-on-resident abuse increased significantly over the last decade.  Recently, The Ministry of Health and […]

The Times, They Are a Changing: New Tort in Ontario – Internet Based Harassment

The common law in Ontario is notoriously hesitant of changing too quickly, and the area of tort law is no exception. Nevertheless, the rapid growth of the internet has forced Ontario tort law to expand its reach within the past decade. This is largely because the internet is increasingly being used with malicious intent. These […]

Injuries Sustained During High Impact Sports

In 2019, over 600,000 Canadians laced up their skates and took to the ice. Children as young as twelve years old register to play football and soccer is the fastest growing sport in Canada with over one million participants. Inevitably, such fast-paced, high-impact sports run the risk of resulting in injury. It begs the question, […]