Ontario Introduces Apology Law
It would apply to civil lawsuits, administrative proceedings and professional discipline matters. The intention is to remove barriers to settlement discussions.
Originally, the idea for such an act came from a private member's bill introduced in the Ontario legislature by Liberal David Orazietti in April 2008 (see the Library Boy post of May 21, 2008 entitled Ontario to Propose Apology Law).
British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, most Australian states and 30 U.S. states have similar laws on their books.