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Municipal Liability for Injuries on Icy or Snow-Covered Sidewalks


Every winter and spring, pedestrians in Ottawa and across Eastern Ontario are injured after slipping and falling on municipal sidewalks due to icy or snowy conditions. Under the Municipal Act, 2001, S.O 2.001, c. 25, municipalities owe a duty to ensure that its sidewalks and roads are kept in a reasonable state of repair. According…

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