Civil Liability Risks for Municipalities: Year in Review of Top Cases and Need-to-Know Developments

November 8, 2021 2:30pm

Doug Brown
Director of Legal Services, City Solicitor
City of Winnipeg

A/Insp. Suzanne Kettle MCCJ
Risk Management, Office of Professionalism, Respect, Inclusion and Leadership
Ontario Provincial Police

Supt. Mark Le Page, MOM, MBA, CPHR
A/Human Resources Officer, O I/C Employee & Management Relations Section
Royal Canadian Mounted Police


R. Kyle Friesen
General Counsel, Legal Services
Surrey Police Service

  • Validating claims against police and the Crown, and disproving false claims
  • Evaluating trends in civil suites
  • Grounds for litigation against police: false imprisonment, malicious prosecution, negligent investigation, door breaches and charges stayed and dismissed
  • Vehicle crashes involving third parties 
  • Duty of care and wrongful death investigations