Attorney General for Ontario v. Persons Unknown, 2020 ONSC 6974

Under O. Reg 73/20, all limitation periods in Ontario were suspended from March 16, 2020 to September 14, 2020. The Attorney General and interveners asked the court to make a declaration of right to clarify that the six month period of the temporary suspension is not to be counted in the calculation of the limitation period so as to avoid confusion. The court declined to do so, indicating that the process invoked by the Attorney General invited the court to take on an improper role, which would cross the lines separating the independent judiciary and the executive and legislative branches of government.