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Downloading Wildfire Costs onto the Contractor

Obtaining Information from Government There can be many causes of a wildfire: a carelessly discarded cigarette; a lightning strike; a machine fire that spreads to the surrounding forest. Sometimes a logger will say, “We had a fire on our block, but we have no idea how it started.” The logger, at least initially, will be expected to fight that fire, and there will be costs associated with that. The government may take over the firefighting. Once the fire is extinguished, the issue...

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Laws Regarding Workplace Safety

As we slide down the scale of Criminal Code driving offences, we come to charges like criminal negligence, and then dangerous driving and impaired driving. We’re still in the area of the criminal law—the most serious of laws in our country—but the offences become less serious, and the punishment less severe.

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