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Title: Disingenuous or Novel? An Examination of Apology Legislation in Canada
Authors: Barr, Graham Andrew Burch
Advisor: Lemmens, Trudo
Department: Law
Keywords: Apology
Legislation
Health
Law
Issue Date: 16-Dec-2009
Abstract: This Thesis provides an analysis of Apology Legislation in Canada, more specifically focusing on its influence on Canadian Courts & Contracts of Insurance. Apology legislation, as an amendment to the Evidence Act of a province or a stand-alone piece of legislation, was created to restrict the admissibility of acts or words of remorse or benevolence given by one person to another. Apology Legislation in Canada is said to be a positive measure on the road to making the justice system more accessible, affordable and effective. This piece will explore the framework of Apology Legislation in several common law jurisdictions, leading to an examination of the socio-economic and legal benefits it is purported to confer. This Thesis will also consider legal and policy changes that could help to alleviate the burden on the judicial system while contributing to the creation of a safer and more sustainable health care system in Canada.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/18157
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