Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Despite 2013 legislative amendment, limitation period for civil claims against the Department of National Defence remains at six [6] months

In June 2013 the Canadian Parliament enacted the Statutes of Canada 2013, c.24, s.99 which amended section 269 of the National Defence Act extending the period of limitations for civil claims from six months to two years.

Three years later, this provision has yet to be brought into force. As a result claimants against DND are still faced with an impermissible short limitation period which is unique in Canadian law.


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