New Limitation Act will come into effect on June 1, 2013


We blogged earlier that the new Limitation Act (Bill 34) was introduced into the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia last spring. The proposed new legislation arguably corresponds with other provincial limitation acts to bring BC’s law in line with other provinces. Some highlights of the new Limitation Act include:

  • A single two-year limitation period for most civil claims, such as those involving personal injury, and
  • An ultimate limitation period for legal matters that may not be discovered right away, in which case people will have up to 15 years to file a civil lawsuit. The ultimate limitation period for claims expires 15 years from the date on which the act or omission upon which the claim is based took place.

According to a news release from the Ministry of Justice, the new Limitation Act will come into effect on June 1, 2013.