Effective April 15, 2020 the Minister of Public Safety renewed the order that mandatory limitation periods to commence civil and family matters in Provincial, Supreme, and Court of Appeal be suspended. On August 4th, the Lieutenant Governor announced that the suspension will end 90 days AFTER the state of emergency ends. This suspension is in effect from March 18th 2020 to 90 days after the state of emergency is lifted. See the Attorney General’s April 8th update HERE. See the August 4, 2020 Order.
Note: running of filing timelines for the Supreme Court resumed on May 29, 2020.
Note: this DOES NOT apply to the Civil Resolution Tribunal, but may apply to other administrative tribunals. See the specific tribunal website to see if they have made any changes to limitation periods. To find the website see this directory of administrative tribunals.
This DOES NOT apply to apply to mandatory limitation periods or other mandatory time periods under the Builders Lien Act.
For more information on the Attorney General’s response to COVID-19, including a list of emergency orders, changes to the law, and changes to justice services go HERE.