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Two-Year Limitation Period Applies to Enforcing Foreign Judgments in Ontario

April 10, 2012

In  Commission de la Construction du Québec v. Access Rigging Services Inc., 2010 ONSC 5897 (S.C.J.) [“Access Rigging“] the Ontario court confirmed that the two-year limitation period under the Limitations Act, 2002, S.O. 2002, c. 24 applies to the enforcement of foreign judgments.  In Access Rigging, the plaintiff brought an application to enforce a judgment from Quebec. The court noted that Quebec is not a member of the Reciprocal Enforcement of Judgments Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. R.5, which provides a six-year limitation period on the enforcement of judgments from reciprocating provinces. The applicant originally sued in Quebec and obtained a default judgment in November 2005 for the grand total of $9,792.94 for amounts paid under an employment plan.   (more…)

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