“Ameliorate” — According to Black’s Law Dictionary, to make or become better, with time.
Kawartha Lakes (City) v Ontario (Director Ministry of the Environment, (2013) O.J. No. 2096, Ontario Court of Appeal.
An EPA order directed homeowners to “prevent, eliminate and ameliorate the adverse effects” of an oil spill into the natural environment.
R. v. Willocks, 1995 CanLII 7167 (ON SC)
The issue in this summary conviction appeal is whether the appellant’s equality rights were infringed because he is not entitled to the benefits of certain alternate justice programs that would be available to him were he one of Canada’s aboriginal peoples.
Suggestion and research by paralegal Tracey Gauley