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Consumer Protection Class Actions in Canada

February 22, 2024 - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Over the last few years, we have seen a notable increase in consumer protection class actions across Canada. As a result, the body of case law addressing certification issues raised by these actions has grown considerably.

Please join members of our national Class Actions team for a discussion on the latest developments in the Canadian consumer protection class actions space. This session will examine a selection of 2023 decisions and address some of the key issues in consumer protection class actions, including possible impacts of the new Ontario Consumer Protection Act, 2023. A brief Q&A session will follow the presentation.


  • Update on certified actions that ultimately failed for lack of merit and/or largely failed at certification.

  • The ongoing causation requirement debate.

  • A brief refresh on the BCCA decisions regarding arbitration.

  • Provincial differences with respect to privity.

  • Claims based on unconscionable practices.

  • A Quebec perspective on these common law developments.

  • The new Consumer Protection Act in Ontario.

Blakes Speakers:

Event Details:
Thursday, February 22, 2024
1 – 2 p.m. ET

Mandatory Continuing Education:

This program is eligible for up to 1 Substantive hour.

Please note that pursuant to the amendments to the Règlement sur la formation continue obligatoire des avocats (Regulation respecting mandatory continuing education for lawyers – available in French only) of the Barreau du Québec, which came into force on April 1, 2019, the status of “recognized provider” and the mandatory “recognition” of activities have been abolished.

Blakes will continue to provide you with a confirmation of participation for your records. As stipulated in the above-mentioned regulation, members must preserve supporting documents attesting their completion of training activities for a period of seven years beginning on April 30 following the end of the reference period during which such activities were completed.

British Columbia:
This program has been accredited for up to 1.00 CPD Credit Hour with The Law Society of British Columbia.