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Liability waivers becoming a foe, not friend to the public interest | Sandra Kovacs

Thursday, August 03, 2017 @ 8:45 AM | By Sandra Kovacs

Any Canadian consumer who has engaged in a sporting or recreational activity of any kind likely has some familiarity with liability waivers. In most instances, however, the average consumer does not take the time to read the document before signing, let alone understand what he or she is signing away.

Inevitably, under the current state of the law, this leads to a consumer giving up the right to compensation in the event of injury — even where that injury could have been prevented by the operator...