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Vicarious Liability: The Legal Responsibility of Employers

“It is right and just that the person who creates a risk bears the loss when the risk ripens into harm.” – Bazley v. Curry, 1999 CanLII 692 (SCC) Introduction After the massive train derailment disaster last summer in Lac Mégantic, Quebec, the chief executive of the train company was roundly criticized for what appeared […]


Peter Bowal
Peter Bowal
Peter Bowal is a Professor of Law at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta.

Louis Bontorin
Louis Bontorin recently graduated with a B.Comm. from the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary.

Civil Liability in Sports

The very nature of sport entices participants with the lure of competition, physical and mental challenge, and the pursuit of excellence, but success goes hand in hand with training and the potential for injury. While most injuries result from our own participation and the inherent risks of the sport, occasionally they are the result of […]


Laura Zurowski
Laura Zurowski is a lawyer with the firm of Fraser Milner in Edmonton, Alberta.

Home Sweet Home…or is it?

Imagine you have just finished building your dream home, complete with swimming pool and hot-tub. You and your family, including the family dog, have just moved in. You decide to have a house warming party and invite over several dozen of your closest friends. Sounds like fun, right? Wrong! While it can be fun and entertaining to host your […]


W. Douglas Johnston

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