The Government of Ontario has introduced Bill 142, Better for Consumers, Better for Businesses Act, 2023 that, if passed, would replace the existing Consumer Protection Act, 2002 with the new Consumer Protection Act, 2023 and would also amend the current Consumer Reporting Act.
In a judgment rendered on May 8, 2019, the Quebec Court of Appeal upheld a Superior Court decision dismissing a class action in which the plaintiffs alleged that a manufacturer failed to provide sufficient information as to the risks of a prescription drug. This was the first time that the Court of Appeal considered the merits of a class action regarding a drug manufacturer’s duty to warn.
On May 23, 2019, the Supreme Court of Canada granted leave to appeal in Uber Technologies Inc., et al. v. David Heller (the Uber Class Action). At issue is an arbitration clause in the Uber driver service agreement that requires all claims be arbitrated in the Netherlands, regardless of size.