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.
A limitation period is a fixed period of time within which an action may be brought. If the time expires, then the action is barred. The Commission advocates that fixed time periods for limitations be retained, with an aim towards unity in limitation periods.