Canadian Supreme Court Continues to Prove its Worth

Canadian Supreme Court Continues to Prove its Worth

Note: This blog was originally published for the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association.

supreme court, canada, supreme court of canada, personal injury lawyers, trenton personal injury lawyers, belleville personal injury lawyers, bancroft personal injury lawyers. cobourg personal injury lawyers, motor vehicle accident, car crash lawyer, injury lawyer, bonn law, bonn law office, kris bonn, kristian bonn, george bonn, joelle briggs-sears, ruth roberts, ammar hussein, chris fleuryOn Thursday June 11, 2015, our Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the law limiting medical marijuana to dry leaves infringes on Canadians liberty and security of person protected by section 7 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The Court was unanimous in ruling that medical marijuana can be legally consumed in a range of ways, from cannabis-infused cookies and brownies to cooking oils and teas. The Court stated:

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What Happens When Airbags Maim

What Happens When Airbags Maim

Airbags have been one of the most important safety developments for motor vehicles, saving thousands of lives and preventing catastrophic injuries. But at times airbags can maim and kill.

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Increased Insurance Premiums, Fewer Benefits: Auto Accident Victims Lose Again

Increased Insurance Premiums, Fewer Benefits: Auto Accident Victims Lose Again

On the heels of the report that auto insurers are making billions of dollars in Ontario, the Liberal government has announced further massive cuts to benefits guaranteeing that auto insurers will make billions more in insurance premiums! For those most seriously and critically injured, the changes are drastic — a 50% reduction in coverage. There will also be changes to make it more difficult for injured victims to qualify for the enhanced coverage. The reductions include:

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Accident Benefits: Auto Collision Victims Shafted

Accident Benefits: Auto Collision Victims Shafted

In late 2014, the Liberal Ontario government passed Bill 15, the “Fighting Fraud and Reducing Automobile Insurance Rates Act, 2014”. The new law only benefits multi-billion dollar insurance companies while giving auto collision victims in Ontario the shaft when in need of accident benefits. Here are some of the new lows coming from the Bill:

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Tobogganing Ban: Much Ado About Nothing

Tobogganing Ban: Much Ado About Nothing

This week, the National Post ran a story with the headline, “Tobogganing under threat in the U.S. and Canada: Cities instituting bans after sledding injuries lead to lawsuits”. The story refers to communities in the U.S. and in Canada that are starting to restrict or, in places, outright ban tobogganing. As expected, the title of the article causes the public to believe that personal injury lawsuits are out of control and need to be restricted or limited. Nothing could be further from the truth.

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