Ontario is using a new law to retroactively dismiss lawsuits it lost: lawyer - 2019-12-09
A lawyer representing several groups who are accusing the Ontario government of mistreatment says the province is trying to shut down their lawsuits unfairly.
The Ontario government is asking the courts to throw out at least eight class actions against it. One involves an inmate named Adam Capay, who was held in solitary confinement for most of his 4 ½ years in custody.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford's government is arguing that under a new law called the Crown Liability and Proceedings Act, which came into law on July 1, the suits should be thrown out. And it is using the law retroactively.