Newfoundland Residential Schools – 4
May 27, 2014
The Court of Appeal for Newfoundland and Labrador allowed the Plaintiffs’ appeal, and reversed Justice Butler’s February 4, 2014 decision. On February 4, 2014 Justice Butler granted leave to the Defendant to proceed with an application to try to strike the claims of class members for non-sexual misconduct before November 23, 1977 as being barred by operation of the Limitations Act. The Court of Appeal has ruled that the limitations question will be determined at the common issues trial, together with the other common issues, rather than at a separate hearing beforehand.