On August 24, 2020, we published an article regarding the suspension and resumption of limitation periods in certain provinces, including British Columbia, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

On December 21, 2020, the government of British Columbia announced the temporary suspension of limitation periods will end on March 25, 2021.

A copy of the Order in Council 655/2020 is available here.

For clarity, limitation periods will resume running on March 25, 2021. Because the suspension lasted one full year, a limitation period that was previously set to expire, for example, on April 8, 2020, should now expire on April 8, 2021 and a limitation period that was previously set to expire on September 1, 2020, should now expire on September 1, 2021, and so on. A limitation period that would have began running during the suspension period will begin to run on March 25, 2021.

Originally Published by Cassels, January 2021

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