Is a principal liable for the actions of an agent?

Saskatchewan, Canada


The following excerpt is from Forbes v Morrison, 2014 SKQB 40 (CanLII):

Pursuant to the law of agency, a principal is liable for the acts of their agents done within the scope of their actual or apparent authority. (See: Milburn v. Wilson (1901), 1901 CanLII 12 (SCC), 31 S.C.R. 481) This is a form of vicarious liability which imposes legal responsibility on one person (i.e. the principal) for the acts of another (i.e. the agent).

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