The Ontario Legislature works in weird and mysterious ways, sometimes. When it is not prorogued or debating setting inquiries into the cancellation of power plants, the Legislature will sometimes issue laws which seem, well, contradictory. Take the deduction of collateral benefits in car accident cases.
There are two main sets of damages available in personal injury cases: non-pecuniary general damages (generally known as damages for pain and suffering) and pecuniary loss (i.e. the financial cost to an injured person). Non-pecuniary general damages in Canada are limited by a cap which was imposed by the Supreme Court of Canada in 1978. [...]