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Suspension of Limitation Periods and Time Periods

Due to COVID-19's unprecedented impact on the justice system, the Province is extending the suspension of limitation periods and time periods in proceedings until September 11, 2020 under s.7.1 of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act. This will ensure that people will not experience legal consequences if the original time requirements of their case are not met while this order is in effect.

Any provision of any statute, regulation, rule, by-law, or order of the Government of Ontario establishing any limitation period is suspended until September 11, 2020. (O. Reg. 73/20: ORDER UNDER SUBSECTION 7.1 (2) OF THE ACT - LIMITATION PERIODS)

HOWEVER, it is important to note that this does not apply to limitation periods or time periods established under the Construction Act.

Please contact your legal professional to answer any questions or concerns you may have in this regard.

by: Stéphane Hutt - Partner
posted on: June 12, 2020