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Court confirms standard of care of occupier under s. 3 of Occupiers’ Liability Act

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 @ 9:04 AM | By George Wray and Jonathan Thoburn

Municipalities and cities often host events to bring their citizens together to create a sense of community and spirit among the residents. Whether it be through fairs, sport, cultural events or seasonal festivals, a function of government is to engage with its citizenry outside of the mundane roles of law and order and tax collector. However, when undertaking such community-based programs and events, a municipality’s potential exposure to liability becomes, unfortunately, more prevalent. Recently, the Ontario courts had an opportunity to consider the potential liability of...