Ontario PCs want to make it next to impossible to sue the government - 2019-04-14

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F182.png Ontario PCs want to make it next to impossible to sue the government April 14, 2019, Lucas Powers, CBC News

The PCs plan to repeal and replace the long-standing Ontario Proceedings Against the Crown Act — legislation that, among other things, 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.

"What the government is trying to do is place itself beyond the reach of the courts and make it difficult, and in many cases impossible, to sue the government — even when it acts in bad faith or breaches the duties of office," said Amir Attaran, a law professor at the University of Ottawa.

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{{cite news | first = Lucas | last = Powers | title = Ontario PCs want to make it next to impossible to sue the government | url = https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/proceedings-against-the-crown-act-repeal-replace-pcs-1.5097205 | work = CBC News | date = April 14, 2019 | accessdate = December 9, 2022 }}