LRC Reports

The Ultimate Limitation Period: Limitation Act, Section 8 (1990)

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Section 8 of the Limitation Act sets the ultimate limitation period in the province. It provides that, except in a few specific cases, no one may bring a lawsuit after 30 years have expired since the right to do so first arose. This project examines the purposes, drawbacks, and potential changes to the current ultimate limitation period.

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