There was no significant seismic activity in the world of torts, but rather applications and thereby illuminations of recent appellate court decisions. The most important decisions in tort concerned the issue of liability of governmental and religious bodies for abuse inflicted by those entrusted by those entities to care for children.

A version of this article was published in the 2004 Annual Review of Law and Practice, Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia. The author acknowledges and thanks the Society for its assistance and cooperation in this work. Republished with permission.

type Developments in Tort Law in British Columbia and Canada: 2003