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Abandoned oil and gas wells will be cleaned up despite backlog: Alberta regulator

May 31, 2021 Bob Weber - THE CANADIAN PRESS

EDMONTON – There’s lots of life in Alberta’s conventional oil industry and plenty of resources and political will to clean up the mess it leaves behind, says the head of the province’s energy regulator. “Will there be halcyon-days growth in

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Study finds abandoned oil and gas wells place unfair burden on landowners, taxpayers

May 20, 2021 The Canadian Press

CALGARY – The costs of Alberta’s growing stock of abandoned and inactive oil and gas wells are falling unfairly on landowners and taxpayers, says a report from the University of Calgary. “Landowners have been left behind,” said Braeden Larson of

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Ontario nursing homes badly prepared for COVID-19 pandemic, auditor general says

April 28, 2021 Colin Perkel - THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – Ontario’s nursing homes were woefully unprepared for the onslaught of COVID-19 – the culmination of years of neglect and failure to address known problems, the province’s auditor general said on Wednesday. In a special report, Bonnie Lysyk took

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Supreme Court of Canada considers municipal liability in snow removal decisions

April 8, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Municipalities are not liable for “policy decisions” on matters such as snowplowing, but lawyers disagree on exactly what kind of a “policy decision” could shield a government from liability in a personal injury lawsuit. “Back home in Newfoundland, when there

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Plaintiff loses right to sue after slip-and-fall on a sanded sidewalk

March 23, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

A recent Supreme Court of Canada decision means a slip-and-fall lawsuit against an Alberta school board is dismissed. Shortly before 9:00 a.m. on Jan. 17, 2013, Angelina Hannam slipped and fell on a sidewalk outside River Heights Elementary School in

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The lesson for risk managers in this breach-of-contract lawsuit

February 17, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

A recent Supreme Court of Canada ruling in a breach-of-contract lawsuit means risk managers need to be careful about drafting agreements that give parties discretionary powers, a Toronto-based litigation lawyer warns. Wastech Services Ltd. v. Greater Vancouver Sewerage and Drainage

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Class-action suit filed over alleged orphanage abuse

February 10, 2021 Laura Dhillon Kane - THE CANADIAN PRESS

VANCOUVER – A Catholic order shuffled known abusers from a notorious Newfoundland orphanage to two schools in the Vancouver area where more boys were victimized, a lawsuit alleges. A proposed class-action suit filed Monday in British Columbia Supreme Court says

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Support in Canadian P&C industry for U.K. approach to insuring automated cars

January 29, 2021 by David Gambrill

Insurance programs for connected and autonomous vehicles (CAV) in the United Kingdom may be applicable to Canada as well, according to a recent survey from Canada’s association of provincial insurance regulators. In the U.K., the Automated and Electrical Vehicles Act

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Why this insurer had to pay $187K for ex-Ontario PC leader’s legal defence

January 28, 2021 by David Gambrill

An Ontario court has ordered Sovereign General to pay $187,313 to cover the legal costs of former Ontario Progressive Conservative Party leader Patrick Brown, who personally incurred the expenses while defending a defamation lawsuit arising from the publication of his

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Church’s liability to victims confirmed as legal battle over Mount Cashel abuse ends

January 18, 2021 Sarah Smellie - THE CANADIAN PRESS

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – The Supreme Court of Canada has refused a bid by the Roman Catholic archdiocese in St. John’s to appeal a ruling that found it liable for sexual abuse at the former Mount Cashel orphanage. Thursday’s court

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What Supreme Court says about liability risk for contract breach

January 11, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

A recent Supreme Court of Canada ruling in favour of a property maintenance firm has several liability risk management takeaways when it comes to contracting for commercial clients. C.M. Callow Inc. had property maintenance contracts in 2012-14 for a group

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Why it took four years to add snow removal contractor as a defendant in this slip-and-fall claim

January 4, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

A landscaping firm with a contract to spread salt and sand during the winter has been added as a defendant in a personal injury lawsuit in Ontario more than four years after an alleged slip-and-fall accident. 1323765 Ontario Inc., which