April 18, 2019 9:00 am – 12:45 pm Twenty Toronto Street Conference Centre
Chairs: Fiona Brown, Strigberger Brown Armstrong &
Peter Heisey, Benson Percival Brown LLP
Cannabis, Alcohol, and Social or Commercial Host Liability Cases: Application of Forensic Toxicology – Dr. Michael Corbett, Forensic Toxicologist, Chemical Review Services Inc.; Adjunct Professor, UOIT
Recent legalized recreational use of cannabis in Canada is anticipated to increase litigation involving cannabis, with or without alcohol. This presentation will compare scientific aspects of cannabis and alcohol and provide some related considerations for legal counsel in litigating social or commercial host liability cases.
The Future of Social Host Liability– Chris Blom, Miller Thomson LLP
An analysis of the law from Childs v. Desormeaux to Williams v. Richards and the future of host liability.
The Cannabis Act: A History & Implications for Social and Commercial Host – Shalini Thomas, Strigberger Brown Armstrong LLP
This presentation will review the historical legal landscape pertaining to the legalization of the recreational use of cannabis in Canada and the creation of the Cannabis Act, as well as the implications moving forward for social and commercial host litigation.
Commercial Host Liability Claims – It’s All About the Service – Renee Vinett, Howie Sacks & Henry
This presentation will discuss the well-defined statutory duty of care that bars, restaurants, taverns and party halls must meet to defend a commercial host liability lawsuit pursuant to the Liquor License Act, its regulations and at common law.
Panel Discussion – All four speakers will answer questions