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Suspension of Limitation Periods Set to End in British Columbia on March 25, 2021


On August 24, 2020, we published an article regarding the suspension and resumption of limitation periods in certain provinces, including British Columbia, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

On December 21, 2020, the government of British Columbia announced the temporary suspension of limitation periods will end on March 25, 2021.

A copy of the Order in Council 655/2020 is available here.

For clarity, limitation periods will resume running on March 25, 2021. Because the suspension lasted one full year, a limitation period that was previously set to expire, for example, on April 8, 2020, should now expire on April 8, 2021 and a limitation period that was previously set to expire on September 1, 2020, should now expire on September 1, 2021, and so on. A limitation period that would have began running during the suspension period will begin to run on March 25, 2021.

This publication is a general summary of the law. It does not replace legal advice tailored to your specific circumstances.

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