BILL NO. 71
2nd Session, 62nd General Assembly
64 Elizabeth II, 2015
Limitation of Actions Act
CHAPTER 22 OF THE ACTS OF 2015
The Honourable Lena Metlege Diab
Minister of Justice
First Reading: March 27, 2015 (LINK TO BILL AS INTRODUCED)
Second Reading: March 27, 2015
Third Reading: March 27, 2015
Royal Assent: May 11, 2015
An Act to Amend Chapter 35
of the Acts of 2014,
the Limitation of Actions Act
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1 Subsection 4(1) of Chapter 35 of the Acts of 2014, the Limitation of Actions Act, is repealed and the following subsection substituted:
(1) This Act does not apply to
(a) a claim based on the existing aboriginal and treaty rights of the aboriginal peoples of Canada that are recognized and affirmed in section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982; or
(b) an equitable claim by aboriginal peoples against Her Majesty.
2 Section 5 of Chapter 35 is amended by striking out "in right of the Province".
3 Section 10 of Chapter 35 is amended by
(a) striking out "in right of the Province" in the first and second lines of clause (a);
(b) striking out "in right of the Province" in the first and in the second lines of clause (b); and
(c) striking out "in right of the Province" in the first and in the second lines of clause (c).
4 (1) Subsection 23(2) of Chapter 35 is amended by
(a) striking out "This Section" in the first line and substituting "Subsection (3)"; and
(b) adding ", other than claims referred to in Section 11," immediately after "date" in the second line.
(2) Section 23 of Chapter 35
is further amended by adding immediately after subsection (3) the following subsection:
(4) A claimant may bring a claim referred to in Section 11 at any time, regardless of whether the former limitation period expired before the effective date.
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