Sylvie Rodrigue on why the CBA Class Action Task Force is reconvening

December 07, 2020

Montréal office Managing Partner and head of Torys’ Class Actions group Sylvie Rodrigue spoke with the Canadian Bar Association National Magazine about the decision to reconvene the CBA Class Action Task Force. 

In the Q&A style article, Sylvie—who is chair of the Task Force—explains why the Task Force is being reconvened three years after the group completed its protocol on multi-jurisdictional case management, who sits on the Task Force, and the importance of the work of the Task Force. 

In the small excerpt below, Sylvie discusses how the Task Force has been instrumental in developing policies and best practices that have guided multijurisdictional class actions across the nation. 

“For over a decade, the work done by the Task Force has been at the forefront of the development of policies and best practices for managing multijurisdictional class actions across the country. Legislative reforms in some provinces have been based on its work. The 2011 Judicial Protocol and the 2018 revised version have contributed to increased cooperation and communication between counsel and the courts. The 2018 Protocol has been adopted in the practice directions of many provinces and by the Federal Court.”

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