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Law Commission of Ontario wants to know if class action statute needs updating

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 @ 11:51 AM | By Jeff Buckstein

The Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) is conducting a comprehensive review of class actions in the province, the first since Ontario’s Class Proceedings Act (CPA) came into force in 1993.

Nye Thomas, LCO“It’s been a generation since the Class Proceedings Act came into force. It’s widely acknowledged that the number, complexity and impact of class actions has grown dramatically. It’s also widely acknowledged that the three basic objectives of class actions — access to justice, judicial economy and behaviour modification — remain sound,” said Nye Thomas,...