The covid 19 pandemic has caused delays to non-essential medical procedures increasing risk to Ontario patients

The Collateral Damage of Delays for Medical Treatment Due COVID-19

We have all been dealing with COVID-19 for what feels like forever. Here in Ontario we just entered into our second state of emergency. Our frontline doctors, nurses and support staff have worked tirelessly throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to not only treat seriously ill coronavirus patients but also to continue providing care for patients affected by non-COVID-19 health conditions. The reality is that as the pandemic continues, the challenges faced by our healthcare professionals are increasing as does the potential harm to non-emergent patients caused by delayed treatment and procedures due to an overburdened healthcare system. 

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Bill 118 changes the way people can claim compensation for slips and falls on icy sidewalks like this one.

Providing Written Notice Now Required In Claims For Injury Due To Slips and Falls: Bill 118

Bill 118 Amends The Occupier's Liability Act In Ontario. 

We are in the midst of a global pandemic that is disrupting everyone’s lives. Quietly and without a lot of public discussion or debate, the Ontario Government recently passed Bill 118. The Bill is an amendment to the Occupier’s Liability Act which now prohibits a person who suffers a personal injury caused by snow or ice from making a claim against an occupier or an independent contractor employed by the occupier unless, within 60 days after the occurrence of the injury, written notice of the claim is served.

Bill 118 received Royal Assent on December 8, 2020. This is the law in Ontario.

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All cars in Ontario must have auto insurance in case of collisions

Auto Insurance in Ontario: A Call For Transparency

Auto insurance in Ontario is big business. The law requires that every vehicle have auto insurance and this creates a readymade market for insurance companies. In 2017 and 2018 auto insurance companies in Ontario made pre-tax profits estimated at $2.3 billion. That is a lot of money. When an industry is making that much money from a government regulated and mandated business, there must be transparency to hold the private, multi-national insurance companies accountable.

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The Brunch Bunch lit a candle in the heart of the legal community in Belleville.

The Brunch Bunch Continues To Serve Up Full Bellies And Full Hearts

“It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.”

 This blog was going to be about a fight for human rights; for the rights of prisoners to be treated humanely; for the rights to access to justice. And next month there will be a blog about precisely those issues. But something happened on Saturday to change my direction, to focus my mind on all the small candles that need to be lit in these times of darkness.

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Introducing Legal Talk with Bonn Law

Introducing Legal Talk with Bonn Law on CJBQ, sponsored by McDougall Insurance & Financial.

Tune in every Monday night, starting August 19th, 2019, from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm on 800 am CJBQ. Stream online at or listen from your smartphone anywhere. 

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Mind Over Matter Running for 24 Hours

For those that follow Bonn Law or me (Kris Bonn) personally on Facebook, you likely heard that I celebrated my 45th birthday this year (2019) by running 24 hours straight around a 400-metre track in support of Brain Injury Association Quinte District (“BIAQD”).

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Mind Over Matter: 24 Hour Run for BIAQD

Kris Bonn is turning 45 this April and he’s celebrating by giving back to the community (once again!). On April 19th at 5:00pm Kris will begin running the 400m track at Mary Ann Sills and will continue running for 24 hours. Kris will be pushing his body to the limit to raise money for Brain Injury Association Quinte District.

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