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LCO makes 47 recommendations to reform Class Proceedings Act
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Law Commission of Ontario executive director, Nye Thomas, said the report on the Class Proceeding Act makes ‘a series of principled and practical recommendations to better fill the objectives of the Act and bring the legislation up to date in terms of contemporary practice.’

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 @ 8:37 AM

On July 17, the Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) released the first “independent” and “comprehensive” assessment of the province’s Class Proceedings Act in 27 years. The report makes 47 recommendations to reform the Act, including improving the speed and cost of class actions, effective scrutiny of counsel fees and settlements and streamlining certification. ... [read more]

LSO debate on Statement of Principles pushed back till September Malcolm Mercer sm

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 @ 2:26 PM

The debate on the Statement of Principles (SOP), which was supposed to continue at a special Convocation in July, won’t be before the Law Society of Ontario (LSO) until September, The Lawyer’s Daily has learned. ... [read more]

Canada investing almost $2 million in two women’s legal organizations Maryam Monsef sm

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 @ 9:32 AM

The government of Canada will be dedicating almost $2 million to national women’s legal organizations in an effort to “help women receive greater support from, and fair and equal treatment by, Canada’s justice system.” ... [read more]