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John McKiggan Q.C.

Vicarious Liability for Sexual Abuse – When Should Peter Pay for Paul?

What is vicarious liability?

As a lawyer who deals with sexual abuse compensation claims, I frequently have to explain the concept of vicarious liability to my clients.

Black’s Law…

John McKiggan Q.C.

Reminder: Wear Pink Tomorrow to Combat Bullying

Bullying, and it's effects on children and adults, has received some much needed attention recently. See for example yesterdays story in the Ottawa Citizen: Poster campaign targets LGBT…

John McKiggan Q.C.

Back to School May Mean Back to Being a Victim of Cyberbullying

Looking Forward to School?

As summer winds up and students start looking forward to their first day of school, parents need to be aware that returning to class may mean that students are…

John McKiggan Q.C.

Childhood Memories Show Lasting Effects of Bullying – More needs to be done

Nova Scotia recently enacted anti-bullying legislation after receiving the recommendations of the Cyberbullying Task Force. You can read my article about the Task Force report: More Needs to Be…

John McKiggan Q.C.

John McKiggan interviewed by CBC's Information Morning

Information Morning interviewed me about the possible effects here in Canada of Msg. Lynn's conviction on child endangement charges.

Here's a link to the CBC interview.

John McKiggan Q.C.

What Does Monsignor Lynn’s Conviction Mean for the Catholic Church?

On Friday, June 22, 2012, Monsignor William Lynn was convicted by a jury on charges of criminal endangerment. The case marks the first time that any official within the Catholic Church has been…

John McKiggan Q.C.

Albert LeBlanc pleads guilty to sexual abuse. Will other survivors break their silence?

This week Albert LeBlanc, a former priest from the catholic Diocese of Yarmouth pleaded guilty to sexually abusing 6 young boys (now grown men) in the 1970's and 1980's. LeBlanc is facing…

John McKiggan Q.C.

Former Boy Scout Leader Facing More Sexual Abuse Charges

Ontario Provincial Police have laid more sexual abuse charges against former Boy Scout leader and Anglican priest, Ralph Rowe.

Rowe is charged with five counts of sexual assault and two…

John McKiggan Q.C.

Toddlers and Hot Cars Can Be a Deadly Combination

Just last week, The Windsor Star reported that a mother left an eighteen-month old toddler and a five-month old infant locked in a car in a parking lot while mom shopping. The temperature that…

John McKiggan Q.C.

More Needs to Be Done in Nova Scotia to Protect Children Against Cyberbullying

Nova Scotia’s Cyberbullying Task Force recently released its recommendations. The Report contains some valuable data and some strong recommendations to help protect children against…