SCC affirms inherent jurisdiction in multijurisdictional proceedings

The Supreme Court of Canada has provided direction in multidisciplinary class action proceedings, affirming that, in collaborating and co-ordinating such proceedings across multiple jurisdictions, the courts have broad and flexible powers through provincial class action statutes and the inherent jurisdiction of the court.
Harvey Strosberg hails the SCC’s judgment as a vindication of the 2013 decision of Ontario motion judge Warren Winkler.The SCC rendered its decision today in two companion class action proceedings brought on behalf of individuals affected by the “tainted blood” tragedy of three decades ago.
“This judgment is a breath of fresh air,” says Paul Pape …
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