- Apr 28 2022
- 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The New Limitations Act
Significant changes to the limitation periods for civil causes of action will come into effect on September 30, 2022, bringing Manitoba’s regime into alignment with many other provinces. The new Limitations Act eliminates the various limitation periods for different causes of action under our current legislation and replaces them with a two-year ”basic” limitation period. It also shortens the “ultimate” limitation period to 15 years, with the exception of certain Aboriginal claims.
In addition to understanding the law, you will also need to think carefully about your system for diarizing matters and how you will communicate with clients about their claims.
This ½ day program will give you an overview of the new Limitations Act, covering key topics such as:
- What does the new statute make simpler or more complicated?
- Transition period
- Discoverability – basic limitation period runs from the date the claim is discovered
- Practice management considerations
Bill Gange, Gange Collins
Tana Christianson, Professional Liability Claims Fund
Kelly Dixon, Green & Dixon
Sacha Paul, Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP