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The desire to punish wrongdoers is universal and as old as humanity. While legal philosophers might wonder whether punishment can have an ultimate justification, courts in Canada have always sought to punish and to deter bad behaviour. Indeed, punitive damages have been awarded for longer than Canada has been a country. But never mind all that. How likely is Ontario Small Claims Court to impose punitive damages in your case?
Courts have identified six types of damages that a wronged party can claim as compensation for loss or injury. Which types might Small Claims actually award a successful plaintiff? Here is a breakdown.