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Waiving Goodbye to Rights in Marine Accidents – Effective Liability Waivers
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Waiving Goodbye to Rights in Marine Accidents – Effective Liability Waivers

When is a Liability Waiver Effective? Giving up, or waiving, the right to claim for the consequences of someone else’s carelessness is something we all frequently do.   A surprising number of activities we regularly engage in involve a written, but often unseen, contract which contains a “waiver” clause, being a promise not to sue for…

What is a Crosswalk?  The Answer Might Surprise You
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What is a Crosswalk? The Answer Might Surprise You

Most people think that a crosswalk is only that area on a street marked with parallel white lines.  Unfortunately, most people are incorrect.  The B.C. Motor Vehicle Act defines a crosswalk as: “crosswalk“ means  (a) a portion of the roadway at an intersection or elsewhere distinctly indicated for pedestrian crossing by signs or by lines…

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Distracted Driving – BC’s Leading Cause of Road Fatalities

In British Columbia, distracted driving kills more people every year than any other motor vehicle related cause of death, including impaired driving. Despite the potentially devastating consequences, many British Columbians continue to engage in risky and distracting behaviour while driving. Recently, several videos were released in which people are captured driving while doing things that…

Google self-driving cars – futuristic fix for unsafe driving?
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Google self-driving cars – futuristic fix for unsafe driving?

Human beings are terrible drivers. We are easily distracted, second guess our decisions, have slow reflexes, take unnecessary risks, and suffer with exhaustion and fatigue – human beings are incredibly prone to unsafe driving. Google’s self-driving cars have been celebrated by some as a way to reduce the 1.4 million deaths worldwide per year and…

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No Token Choice – Medical Marijuana Users’ Rights to Choose Confirmed by SCC

Many people find that medical marijuana provides relief where other options have failed. However, until yesterday, June 11, 2015 – medical marijuana users in Canada could only legally consume their marihuana by smoking it. Many faced a choice – smoke medical marijuana; consume marijuana in other forms (edibles, oils and/or as a tea) and break…

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