Ontario Suspends Limitation Periods

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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.