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No Tort of Harassment in Ontario: Court of Appeal

Simon Reis
April 2019 Blaney McMurty LLP, Ontario

In Merrifield v. Canada (Attorney General), Ontario’s highest court has confirmed that there is no free-standing common law tort of harassment in Ontario.

Mr. Merrifield claimed that he had been harassed and bullied by managerial members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police over an extended period from 2005 to 2012.

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