The LCO today launches a new project, Class Actions: Objectives, Experience, and Reforms.

The LCO review will be the most comprehensive assessment of Ontario’s Class Proceedings Act in more than 25 years.  Since that time, class action litigation has grown dramatically in volume, complexity and impact in Ontario and across Canada.  The LCO’s preliminary estimate is that there have been up to 900 class action lawsuits launched in Ontario in the last 20 years.