• Sohal v. Lezama: The Absolute Prohibition to Commencing Third Party Claims in British Columbia

    Lindsay LLP, British Columbia, February 22, 2022 –On January 29, 2021, the Court of Appeal for British Columbia decided that third party proceedings may not be brought after the expiry of the two-year limitation period under the Limitation Act, SBC 2012, c. 13 (the “New Limitation Act”). This decision has broad implications for multi-party proceedings in B.C. Limitation Periods under the New...
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  • What is self-insurance?

    Stein Monast, Quebec, February 17, 2022 –Self-insurance is not defined under the Civil Code of Québec. Does that make the practice illegal in Quebec? Is an entity that practises self-insurance exempt from obtaining an authorization from the Autorité des marchés financiers? The Superior court answers these questions in l’Association générale des étudiants hors campus de l’Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (AGEHCUQTR)...
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  • Municipalities Take Note – Recent Supreme Court of Canada Decision Sets Framework for Determining Municipal Liability

    Cox & Palmer, Prince Edward Island, February 17, 2022 –The Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”) recently addressed the law with respect to government liability in negligence cases. It is a long standing principle in Canada that public authorities are generally immune from liability for core policy decisions. In Nelson (City of) v Marchi (“Nelson”), the SCC did not dramatically change the law, but rather...
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  • Update on Changes to Limitation Periods During COVID-19 in Each Canadian Province

    Blaney McMurtry LLP, CBM LLP, Cox & Palmer, Donati Maisonneuve, Fillmore Riley LLP, Kelly Santini LLP, Lindsay LLP, McKercher LLP, Stein Monast, Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland & Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan, January 27, 2022 –COVID-19 led to the suspension of limitation periods in many Canadian provinces.  Below you will find the details on how the pandemic impacted limitation periods in each province. Updated January 2022 Alberta Suspension of Limitation Periods During COVID-19 in Alberta In Alberta, limitations were suspended from March 17, 2020 to June 1, 2020, pursuant to...
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