By: David Crerar & Kieran A.G. Bridge

In 2001, there were developments in two significant areas of tort law, based on cases decided or originating in British Columbia. The first area was the duties of care owed by, and the potential liability for abuse of office on the part of, public officials and governments (Cooper v. Hobart, First National Properties Ltd. v. McMinn, Powder Mountain Resorts Ltd. v. British Columbia), and the trilogy of cases involving abuse of children (M.B., E.D.G., and KL.B.). Leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada was granted in December 2001 in this trilogy of child abuse cases ...


type Defamation — Annual Review of Law & Practice