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Move to the head of the class

U.S. style litigation has arrived in Canada and technology is driving the shift

Uniform Class Proceedings Act and Supreme Court ruling mean provincial courts can approve class actions. Get ready for American-style proceedings.

The class action landscape in Canada is undergoing sweeping changes. It’s been almost twenty years since the federal Uniform Class Proceedings Act became law, and just over a decade since the Supreme Court of Canada ruling allowed provincial courts to approve class actions, even for provinces that lack their own legislation. These events signal the inevitable move toward more American-style class action proceedings north of the border.

Learn more about the growing scope and complexity of these cases, and increasing burden it will place on corporate counsel to minimize risk, reduce costs and maintain their focus on operating their business.

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