“The law does not impose a duty to eliminate risk. It accepts that competent people have the right to engage in risky activities.” ~ Chief Justice McLachlin in Childs v Desormeaux, Supreme Court of Canada.  S.C.J. No. 18,  1 S.C.R. 643. at para 39.
I agree with Dean Feldthusen that highlighting personal autonomy and the right to take risks might not be the most compelling way to frame the argument that social hosts should not be held liable for injuries caused to third parties by their drunken guests. I do however, LOVE this quote and think we need reminders now again that there is no life without risk.