In light of the unprecedented impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), on March 20, 2020, the Lieutenant Governor made an Order in Council under section 7.1 of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act, RSO 1990, c E.9 suspending limitation periods for the duration of the emergency. The Order in Council also suspends procedural time periods, subject to the discretion of the court, tribunal, or other decision-maker responsible for the proceeding. The suspensions are retroactive to March 16, 2020. A copy of the Order in Council dated March 20, 2020, filed with the Registrar of Regulations, can be downloaded here.
About Ara Basmadjian
Ara Basmadjian is a partner in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution group at Dentons Canada LLP. His practice involves a variety of complex corporate, commercial and civil litigation matters. Ara has particular experience in cases involving commercial contracts, negligence, product liability, class actions, limitations law, cannabis in Canada, and extraordinary remedies, such as injunctions.