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Ontario Government Increases Small Claims jurisdiction to $35,000 starting January 1, 2020.



On October 23, 2019, the Ontario government announced that they will be increasing the Small Claims Court monetary jurisdiction from $25,000.00 to $35,000.00, essentially providing more Ontario residents with an affordable option to resolve their legal disputes before the courts.


Attorney General, Doug Downey, stated is quoted on the Ontario's Ministry of the Attorney General website, that "Our government is increasing the maximum claim limit for Small Claims Court to help people and businesses spend less time in courtrooms and less money on costly lawyer fees... As a result of the change, more people will be able to file and respond to claims using less expensive representation, such as paralegals and law students, or through self-representation."


If you have a potential Small Claims Court matter and require assistance from a licensed paralegal, please feel free to call me personally for a free 30-minute consultation.

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