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JUNE 6 | Province Extends Suspension of Limitations Periods to September 11th

Jun 08, 2020

The Lieutenant Governor in Council has amended O. Reg. 73/20, made under s. 7.1 of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMCPA), suspending limitation and procedural time periods.

The changes include:

  • "Decoupling" the duration of the suspension from the state of emergency. This responds to the bar’s requests for reasonable predictability and notice. The change allows the duration of the order to be based on all relevant factors and not just the state of emergency.
  • Extending the suspension of limitation and procedural time periods up to and including September 11, 2020 (the maximum renewal period allowed for under the EMCPA).
  • With respect to the suspension of time for steps in a proceeding, clarifying the discretion of a court or tribunal to include:
    • the person or persons who have jurisdiction to make orders in the proceeding;
    • the three Chief Justices in Ontario, in respect of any or all of the proceedings in their respective courts;
    • the chair of a tribunal, in respect of any or all of the proceedings before the tribunal.
  • Providing for enforcement under Part V of the Family Responsibility and Support Arrears Enforcement Act to resume in appropriate cases to enforce payment of child or spousal support.

You can find a copy of Order No. 258/20 here.

You can find a copy of Order No. 259/20 here.

The Orders in Council will also be posted on this website: https://www.ontario.ca/search/orders-in-council and on e-Laws, as a regulation under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act at: https://www.ontario.ca/laws/statute/90e09?search=emergency+management

 

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Notices to the Profession and Other HLA News re. COVID-19

JUNE 6 | Province Extends Suspension of Limitations Periods to September 11th

Jun 08, 2020

The Lieutenant Governor in Council has amended O. Reg. 73/20, made under s. 7.1 of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMCPA), suspending limitation and procedural time periods.

The changes include:

  • "Decoupling" the duration of the suspension from the state of emergency. This responds to the bar’s requests for reasonable predictability and notice. The change allows the duration of the order to be based on all relevant factors and not just the state of emergency.
  • Extending the suspension of limitation and procedural time periods up to and including September 11, 2020 (the maximum renewal period allowed for under the EMCPA).
  • With respect to the suspension of time for steps in a proceeding, clarifying the discretion of a court or tribunal to include:
    • the person or persons who have jurisdiction to make orders in the proceeding;
    • the three Chief Justices in Ontario, in respect of any or all of the proceedings in their respective courts;
    • the chair of a tribunal, in respect of any or all of the proceedings before the tribunal.
  • Providing for enforcement under Part V of the Family Responsibility and Support Arrears Enforcement Act to resume in appropriate cases to enforce payment of child or spousal support.

You can find a copy of Order No. 258/20 here.

You can find a copy of Order No. 259/20 here.

The Orders in Council will also be posted on this website: https://www.ontario.ca/search/orders-in-council and on e-Laws, as a regulation under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act at: https://www.ontario.ca/laws/statute/90e09?search=emergency+management

 

Message from the President

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Kanata Cowan, President 2020-2021

Thank you for my acclamation as the 78th President of The Hamilton Law Association during these unprecedented, challenging, and uncertain times. Having spent a number of years in various roles and positions volunteering with The Hamilton Law Association, I am honoured to now lead the organization through the global COVID-19 pandemic and ensure its continued strength and vibrancy. It is more important than ever that The Hamilton Law Association continue to play the significant and robust role, in the legal traditions of the City of Hamilton and the Province of Ontario, that it has for one hundred and forty-one years.

As a Family Lawyer tucked away in the outskirts of Hamilton, I recognize that some of the membership may not have had a chance to meet me. I am a Henderson Hospital born Hamiltonian. I attended both public school and high school on the mountain and I am a proud graduate of McMaster University. I studied Law at the University of New Brunswick and I have practised in Hamilton since articling and my call to the bar.

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The Hamilton Law Association continues to strive to educate and support its membership in the practice of law as well as to advocate for their interests as lawyers...

The staff of the Hamilton Law Association (HLA) Library cannot provide legal advice or research to members of the public directly. The HLA Library is a private library for the use of its members, and members of the Law Society of Ontario only. For information on finding legal help in Ontario please try the Bora Laskin Law Library's Guide to Finding Legal Help in Ontario, or to search for a lawyer practising in the Hamilton area try the HLA Find a Lawyer page.

This Web site is not intended to provide legal advice. It is intended to supply general information to our members. The information contained and distributed on this site does not contain any legal opinions and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Hamilton Law Association.

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