• 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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  • Alberta Recognizes New Tort Of Public Disclosure Of Private Facts

    SVR Lawyers, Alberta, January 20, 2022 –In the recent case of ES v. Shillington, 2021 ABQB 739, the plaintiff sought the recognition of the tort of Public Disclosure of Private Facts – a first in Alberta. The plaintiff was in a romantic relationship with the defendant between 2005 and 2016, during which time the defendant physically and sexually assaulted the plaintiff....
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  • Nelson (City) v. Marchi Case Summary from B.C.

    Lindsay LLP, British Columbia, January 20, 2022 –In October 2021, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the City of Nelson (the “City”) could be held responsible for injuries caused by its snow clearing decisions. After a heavy snowfall in Nelson, British Columbia, between January 4th and 5th 2015, the City started plowing and sanding streets pursuant to its snow clearing and removal policies....
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  • Manitoba’s new Limitations Act easier to understand and more aligned with other provinces’ limitation laws

    Fillmore Riley LLP, Manitoba, January 20, 2022 –On May 20, 2021, Bill 51, which proposed to repeal and replace The Limitations of Actions Act of 1987, received Royal Assent. The Limitations Act will not come into effect until September 30, 2022. This new framework will bring Manitoba in line with other provinces that long ago replaced their limitation laws with simplified versions that rely on the...
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