We offer some easy-to-use calculation tables that we hope you will find useful.
First, we provide inflation-adjustment tables that can be used to estimate appropriate awards for non-pecuniary damages in Canadian civil actions. For example, you might want to determine what is an equivalent award in 2012 dollars, to an amount that was awarded in a 1993 judgment. To do this, you need to apply an inflation factor to the 1993 figure.
We provide tables showing inflation factors based on Alberta's consumer price index (CPI) as well as Canada's. These figures will be updated every month or so, as Statistics Canada releases its CPI data.
Click on one of the links below to view the tables. We also provide an explanation of how to use the tables.
We also provide a table of judgment interest rates (for Alberta) which can be applied to "special damages" costs which have been incurred over the pre-trial period.