Last year brought interesting and promising developments in tort law jurisprudence.

Courts continued to provide guidance on the issue of proximity, indicating whether a given defendant owed a duty of care to a given plaintiff.

Appellate courts clarified two courses of action frequently pleaded but rarely adjudicated: conspiracy and interference with economic relationships. And the Supreme Court of Canada confirmed that environmental damages may be awarded beyond the mere value of the natural resources damaged.

A version of this article was published in the 2005 Annual Review of Law and Practice, Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia. The author thanks the Continuing Legal Education Society for its assistance and permission for publication. Republished with permission.

type Developments in Tort Law in British Columbia and Canada: 2004