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A new path forward: Exploring the recent amendments to Ontario’s class action legislation (Webinar)

Author(s): Shawn Irving, Mani Kakkar

Apr 12, 2021

Significant amendments to Ontario’s Class Proceedings Act  became effective on October 1, 2020. These changes – the first since the legislation was enacted – were long overdue and herald a new era for class actions in the province.

In this special webinar, Osler lawyers Shawn Irving, partner in Osler’s Litigation Group, and Mani Kakkar, an associate in the Litigation Group, discuss these wide-ranging amendments and examine how they represent a new path forward for class actions.

This webinar provides a valuable overview of the class action regime in Canada and offers insight into

  • the Class Proceedings Act in Ontario, prior to the enactment of the recent amendments
  • the pre-amendments test for certification in Canadian common law provinces, as compared to the applicable test in Québec
  • the Ontario amendments, from the introduction of a higher bar for certification to a new settlement approval framework, including their impact and importance

These changes have the potential to reshape class actions practice in the province and this webinar will help you gain a better understanding of those implications.

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