Money claimed by, or ordered to be paid to, a person as compensation for loss or injuries.
Damages designed to compensate a plaintiff for suffering intangible damages such as humiliation and distress, as a result of the defendant’s actions.
Damages awarded for actual loss, in order to place the plaintiff in a position that he or she would have been in had he or she not suffered the wrong complained of.
Damages for non-monetary losses suffered by a plaintiff. These damages are not capable of exact quantification. Examples of such losses suffered include pain, suffering, and disfigurement.
Token (i.e. small) damages awarded to redress a violation of a legal right that the law deems necessary to protect, even in the absence of actual harm.
Damages that cannot be measured in money, but nevertheless are compensated for with money (i.e., general damages).
Damages that can be measured in money (i.e., special damages).
Damages awarded to punish a defendant for their purposely harsh, vindictive or malicious behaviour.
Damages intended to compensate a plaintiff for a quantifiable monetary loss. Examples of such losses include: lost earnings, medical bills, and repair costs.
A person who is convicted of a serious personal injury offence, as provided in the Criminal Code of Canada, and who is, after an assessment, found by a court to be at high risk to re-offend and whose risk cannot be managed in the community. Dangerous offenders are sentenced to a detention in a federal prison for an indefinite period. (see also Long-term Offender)
A person who owes money.
An order of the court that declares the law to require or prohibit certain conduct or that named persons have rights specified in the declaration.