BILL NO. 71
2nd Session, 62nd General Assembly
64 Elizabeth II, 2015
Limitation of Actions Act
The Honourable Lena Metlege Diab
Minister of Justice
First Reading: March 27, 2015
Second Reading: March 27, 2015
Third Reading: March 27, 2015 (LINK TO BILL AS PASSED)
Clauses 2 and 3 replace references to the Provincial Crown with references to the Crown generally.
Clause 4 provides that the limitation period applicable to claims existing immediately before the new Limitation of Actions Act comes into force does not apply to claims in relation to trespass to the person, assault or battery if the claim is based on sexual misconduct or if the claimant, at the time of the injury that forms the basis for the claim, was dependent upon or living in an intimate relationship with one of the defendants, regardless of whether the limitation period applicable under the former Act has expired.
Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:
1 Subsection 4(1) of Chapter 35 of the Acts of 2014, the Limitation of Actions Act, is repealed and the following subsection substituted:
4 (1) Subsection 23(2) of Chapter 35 is amended by
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