Taking The Province To Court

Governing PC's plan to replace and repeal Ontario Proceedings Against the Crown Act

It might soon be harder to take the provincial government to court.

Premier Doug Ford and his government plan to repeal and replace the long-standing Ontario Proceedings Against the Crown Act.

The legislation outlines government liability in cases of misfeasance and negligence.

The new law would increase the legal threshold necessary to proceed with civil litigation, including class action lawsuits, against the government.

Further, it would considerably limit the instances in which the government could be on the hook for financial compensation to plaintiffs.