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As society evolves, and our core values change, along with technology, the law tends to develop as well. Section 162.1 of the Canadian Criminal Code reads as follows: 162.1(1) Everyone who knowingly publishes, distributes, transmits, sells, makes available or advertises an intimate image of a person knowing that the person depicted in the image did…

The government and the Crown Attorney take impaired driving charges very seriously, and based on public interest and opinion, are often reluctant to drop these charges even for first time offenders. Being charged with impaired driving can carry significant consequences, and are one of the most common offences Ontarians face. Having an impaired driving charge…

Our criminal law system in Canada is complex. With the intricacies of the criminal code and the various precedent setting cases, it is not an easy system to navigate on one’s own. There is an old saying that “The man who represents himself in court has a fool for a client”. There may be defences…

In Ontario, the law allows you to sue for the wrongdoing or negligence of some other party in most instances. The injuries come in a myriad of forms; physical, psychological, emotional or even economic such as property damage. Compensation is commonly referred to as “damages” in personal injury law. These are monies intended to help…

Signing a release of liability waiver is not a rare occasion. Businesses are increasingly anxious about being sued, and insurance companies attempt to equip businesses with some form of safeguard. Waivers happen on school trips and at the local sports center. They are generally on the back of your ski ticket, and certainly are presented…

If you have been injured in a car accident, you may have heard by now what is referred to as the “threshold”. The “threshold” is constantly changing as new court decisions are made and new legislation is put in place. In general, for motor vehicle accidents only, to sue for pain and suffering, which is…

Cannabis users often believe it is safe to driver while under the influence. On the other hand, police officers, road safety specialists, or medical specialists opine that using marijuana puts you at increase risk of getting into an accident. In fact, according to Statistics Canada, about 15% of users have driven at least once within…

Using public transportation is not without its risks. In this day and age, public transit is everywhere, and ordinary people use it everyday. People also commute more than ever, making the trip into Toronto, five days a week. The emergence of passengers using public transit creates a number of safety concerns and exposure to risks….

If you have been injured in a car accident, you are entitled to accident benefits, and need to notify your accident benefits insurer to provide certain information in reference to your claim. It is likely that your insurance company will send an insurance adjuster to meet with you to discuss your injuries. It is always…