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Ontario Court Approves ULCC Forum Non Conveniens Principles

Posted by Seva on March 14, 2008

In an attempt to harmonize jurisdiction rules across the country, four provinces (B.C. (2003), Saskatchewan (1997), Yukon (2000), and Nova Scotia (2003)) have adopted the Court Jurisdiction and Proceedings Transfer Act recommended by the Uniform law Conference of Canada, However, thus far, Ontario has not joined their ranks, preferring for whatever reason to rely on its own common law. It is in this context that I note the decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Sollen v. Pfizer Canada Inc. (apparently no CanLii link yet), where Cullity J. held that the forum non conveniens principles codified in that Act reflect the common law of Ontario.

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