What is the definition of gross negligence in a motor vehicle accident?

Canada (Federal), Canada

The following excerpt is from Burkes v. The Queen, 2000 CanLII 235 (TCC):

Appellant's counsel referred to the reasons of Strayer J. in Venne v. The Queen,[12] in which the learned judge explained, at page 6256, that: "Gross negligence" must be taken to involve greater neglect than simply a failure to use reasonable care. It must involve a high degree of negligence tantamount to intentional acting, an indifference as to whether the law is complied with or not.

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