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PITFALLS, POTHOLES AND FALLING CONCRETE: PROBLEMS WITH THE MINIMUM MAINTENANCE STANDARDS

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With one of the coldest months on record finally behind us, Ontarians are getting a knack for braving subzero temperatures this winter. Unfortunately, Ontarians will continue to feel the chilling effect of the Minimum Maintenance Standards for Municipal Highways (“MMS”) long after the snow has gone.

Recent news about a large chunk of concrete allegedly falling from the Gardiner Expressway Bridge and smashing into the windshield of an unsuspecting motorist below is yet another reason why municipalities’ standards of care should be reviewed.

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