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The case for applications instead of actions in wrongful dismissal cases

Monday, July 24, 2017 @ 8:32 AM | By Nicole Simes

As trite as it sounds, access to justice requires accessing our justice system — getting in front of a judge to determine one’s grievance. In 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada recognized in Hryniak v. Mauldin 2014 SCC 7, what many of us already knew, that "... undue process and protracted trials, with unnecessary expense and delay, can prevent the fair and just resolution of disputes."

The Supreme Court confirmed that summary judgment motions can increase access to justice by providing a cheaper and faster alternative...