Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act

The Lieutenant Governor in Council made an order under s. 7.1 of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act suspending limitation periods and procedural time periods. The suspension is retroactive to March 16, 2020. A download of the order is available above.

Virtual Witnessing for Wills and Powers of Attorney

The Lieutenant Governor in Council made an order under s. 7.0.2(4), of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act permitting virtual witnessing for wills and powers of attorney provided that at least one person who is providing the service as a witness is a licensee pursuant to the Law Society Act.

The Order is not retroactive and will be in place for the duration of the declaration of emergency.

The Order in Council will also be posted on this website tomorrow morning: https://www.ontario.ca/search/orders-in-council and on e-Laws, as a regulation under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act at: https://www.ontario.ca/laws/statute/90e09?search=emergency+management.

Effective immediately, documents to be served on the Crown and related
entities in any civil (non-criminal) proceeding, administrative proceeding
or intended proceeding must be served by email, in accordance with
the instructions set out on this website.
 
This applies to documents served on 
 
  *   the Crown 
  *   Ministers of the Crown, including the Attorney General of Ontario 
  *   the Children’s Lawyer 
  *   the Public Guardian and Trustee and 
  *   the Director of the Family Responsibility Office. 

The Order in Council will also be posted as a regulation on e-Laws.