Municipal

Twenty-minute assault of a man on city property a ‘perfect storm’

A recent ruling that found the city of Calgary liable for the injuries a man suffered during a brutal beating at a rapid transit walkway may not hold much sway over future cases involving duty of care, Toronto civil litigator Heather Paterson tells AdvocateDaily.com . Read more

Municipal interests trump corporate welfare in safety matters

When public and corporate interests collide, the former will often override the latter —particularly when an element of safety is involved, Toronto civil litigator Heather Paterson tells AdvocateDaily.com . Read more

Industrial property upgrades unlikely to boost city taxes

While some councillors have questioned why a multimillion-dollar investment in the Irving Oil refinery generated only a small increase in tax revenues for the city of Saint John, Fredericton litigator Matthew Pearn tells CBC News that the law treats industrial properties differently than their commercial and residential counterparts. Read more