Cariati Blog

07 Mar 2019

Raising Awareness of Brain Injuries in March

Across Canada, March is National Brain Awareness Month. As always, the staff of Cariati Law supports any efforts to help prevent brain injury. In recognition of this health awareness campaign, the Saskatchewan…

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19 Feb 2019

New Research into Falls Aims to Prevent Senior Injuries

New efforts in Ontario hope to prevent fall-related injuries among senior citizens. An article detailing these efforts to keep older Canadians safe is available here. Senior citizens are at the…

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22 Jan 2019

Cariati Law Releases Informative Download on Marijuana Laws

In October 2018, recreational cannabis use became legal across Canada—currently only the second country to legalize recreational marijuana nationwide. While legalization has gone national, some activities—including impaired driving—remain prohibited. For…

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21 Jan 2019
Drinking While Driving Ontario

Police Power to Compel Breathalyzer Tests Questioned

The validity of a new law in effect across Canada which allows police to conduct a breathalyzer test on any motorist at any time is now being called into question….

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09 Jan 2019
Drunk Driving Hamilton

Hamilton, Ontario Reports Increased Number of Impaired Drivers Over Holiday Season

Police in Hamilton, Ontario warn the number of impaired drivers they have encountered over this past holiday season has risen compared to the same timeframe last year. An article detailing…

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03 Jan 2019
Ontario Distracted Driving Laws 2019

Distracted and Impaired Drivers Face Stiffer Penalties in 2019

The government of Ontario has now passed harsher penalties for impaired and distracted drivers—responding to advocates who have called for a crackdown in recent years. A detailed article on the…

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28 Dec 2018
Self Driving Uber Toronto

Self-Driving Uber Vehicles Return to Toronto for Testing

Months after an Arizona woman struck and killed by an autonomous vehicle operated by Uber, the company has resumed testing in the city of Toronto. A detailed article on the…

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27 Dec 2018
Ontario Drunk Driving Laws

Tough New Penalties for Impaired Drivers in Effect

In an attempt to make the roads safer for all drivers, a more-stringent set of penalties for drunk driving have recently gone into effect across Canada. An article on the…

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06 Dec 2018
School Bus Canada

New Provincial School Bus Law Could Set Tone Nationwide

In a move that could—with enough support—soon spread to other provinces, Prince Edward Island has implemented the nation’s strongest penalties for drivers who illegally pass a school bus. A full…

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28 Nov 2018
Defective Medical Devices Canada

Oversight Lacking for Implanted Medical Devices in Canada

While millions of Canadians rely on surgically implanted medical devices, a recent investigation has discovered many surgical implants lack significant scientific evidence to prove their safety and efficacy. A detailed…

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