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This type of claim should dry up in Ontario with COVID-19

March 27, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

With the Ontario government ordering the closure of bars and nightclubs, this should eliminate – temporarily – one category of commercial liability claim. “I don’t think claims will be launched against commercial hosts at this time,” said Mouna Hanna, an

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Why new alcohol rules could be a risk management nightmare

July 17, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Ontario now allows “happy hours” and “tailgate parties” but the fact that these are legal does not mean they are a good idea, suggests a lawyer who defends alcohol liability claims. Several new alcohol rules took effect in Ontario May

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Toronto city staff warn of ‘increased risk-taking behaviour’ when combining alcohol with caffeine drinks

March 14, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Toronto’s board of health will consider Monday a proposal to require organizers of events on city property to “be familiar” with a federal government warning against mixing alcohol with caffeinated energy drinks. Health Canada prohibits the sale of pre-packaged, premixed

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Three-day roadside suspensions for drug-impaired Ontario drivers start Oct. 2

September 29, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Effective this Monday, Ontario police will be able to impose three-day roadside licence suspensions for drivers found to be operating vehicles while impaired by a drug or by a combination of drugs and alcohol. The Transportation Statute Law Amendment Act