This paper reconsiders the Commission’s 1989 Proposals for a New Limitations of Actions Act. It compares the Uniform Limitations Act, adopted by the Uniform Law Conference of Canada, and suggests adaptions that could be made to either or both Acts to arrive at a new limitation of actions statute.
Statutes of limitations prescribe a certain period of time in which an action against another party may be brought. The law in Saskatchewan is in need of both simplification and modernization. The proposed Limitation of Actions Act allows for limitation periods of two years, six years, and ten years – subject to events that delay the running of time. An ultimate limitation period of 30 years is proposed.