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Ontario launches review of province's rules of civil procedure

The planned overhaul of the rules of civil procedure was first announced last week by Attorney General Doug Downey.

Published Feb 6, 2024 at 2:23am

Carolyn Gruske
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Carolyn Gruske
Ontario launches review of province's rules of civil procedure
Ontario's Attorney General Doug Downey attends Question Period at the Ontario Legislature in Toronto, Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2023. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press)

The Ontario government is looking to revamp a large portion of the province’s legal system.

The planned overhaul of the rules of civil procedure was first announced last week by Attorney General Doug Downey.

“Ontario is launching a FULL review of the rules of civil procedure. Alongside Chief Justice Morawetz, we are working in consultation with justice partners to deliver necessary modernization. All part of Ontario's plan to bring outdated justice services into the 21st century," Downey said in a tweet posted to his X/Twitter account on Jan. 29.

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