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Domestic arbitration law gets harmonizing upgrade

Thursday, March 30, 2017 @ 8:00 PM | By Stefan Chripounoff

On Dec. 1, 2016, the Uniform Law Conference of Canada (ULCC) adopted a revised Uniform Arbitration Act, which replaces the previous act it adopted in 1990. Not unlike its predecessor, the new act seeks to harmonize arbitral legislation throughout Canada’s various provinces and territories. Some of the most significant innovations to the act are reviewed below, catalogued in accordance with the arbitral principles they seek to promote.

Arbitral autonomy

Section 6 of the act sets out a clear and unequivocal prohibition preventing courts from intervening in...