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A question of ‘matter’ and the stay provisions of the domestic Arbitration Act

Monday, January 08, 2018 @ 9:40 AM | By Alexander Gay

The domestic Arbitration Act of most common law provinces shares a number of similarities. This is in large part due to the fact that they are all inspired from the UNCITRAL Model Law.  A number of these provincial Acts contain a provision that allows the courts to stay of proceeding before the courts on matters that are dealt with in an arbitration agreement and allow the reminder of the proceeding to continue before the courts.

In Ontario, subsection 7(5) of the Arbitration Act allows for a...