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Bill 161: Much Needed Modernization For Class Actions In Ontario

Thursday, 13th December 2019

"On December 9, 2019, the Attorney General of Ontario introduced Bill 161, the Smarter and Stronger Justice Act, 2019 The new bill is omnibus legislation that proposes broad reforms to the legal system in Ontario. While the draft legislation will keep commentators busy for weeks or months, I focus here on one set of proposed reforms: those to the class actions regime in Ontario.

Bill 161 adopts a number of recommendations that had been made in the Law Commission of Ontario’s July 2019 Final Report on Class Actions. I and others at the firm have commented on the changes proposed in the LCO’s report here and here.

In this blog post, I will divide what Bill 161 contains and does not contain from a class actions perspective into three buckets:"

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Source: Lenczner Slaght
Language: English
Contact: Paul-Erik Veel

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