In this guest blog, lawyer Aron Zaltz discusses the admissibility of evidence regarding contemporary institutional policies and practices in cases involving historical wrongdoing, and explores whether such evidence can be considered relevant and compelling in negligence claims against institutions. Evidence of subsequent remedial measures is generally admissible as it can provide insights into the existence of problems in the past. To read more, click here.
The ability to form new relationships and maintain close partnerships can be adversely affected by exposure to sexual abuse. Many survivors of sexual abuse are faced with this unfortunate repercussion which can have both emotional and financial implications in their futures. To learn how our Ontario sexual abuse lawyers may be able to help survivors of sexual abuse recover damages for their loss of interdepency, click here.
The recent allegations of sexual abuse and assault from Canadian hockey player, Kyle Beach, against a former Chicago Blackhawks video coach have sent shockwaves through the world of professional sports. Beach’s horrifying story illustrates that hockey’s deep-seated culture of sexual abuse has been allowed to perpetuate itself in even its most professional tiers. His emotional testimony also reveals the far-reaching emotional and psychological repercussions of being sexually abused. To read more, click here.
The Ottawa Catholic School Board claims to have acted “immediately” upon hearing allegations of sexual abuse against a high school math teacher. However, Rick Watkins– better known by his former surname Despatie– was not suspended until years after complaints about his inappropriate treatment of students first came to the surface. Read more.
The Toronto Police Service have made an arrest in a case of historical sexual exploitation. Based on a report of sexual abuse dating back more than 15 years, the former volunteer youth pastor of a North York church has been charged with sexual exploitation. Click here to learn more.