What is the effect of an amendment to the limitation period on the duration of a limitation period?

Ontario, Canada


The following excerpt is from Atlantic International Trade Inc. (Soltani & Associates) v. Georgian College of Applied Arts and Technology, 2008 CanLII 29103 (ON SC):

Historically, as a general rule, amendments which had the effect of relieving against the operation of an otherwise applicable limitation period were not allowed: Weldon v. Neal (1887), 19 Q.B.D. 394.

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