The Small Claims Court in Canada: Some Reflections on Recent Reforms

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  • William A. W. Neilson

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.29173/alr1800

Abstract

The last ten years have been an extraordinary period with respect to legislation in the area of small claims dispute resolution. The author outlines how various provinces have reformed and experimented with their small claims courts to better suit the needs of the consumer. The costs and benefits of these reforms are analyzed with the competing values of diversity and uniformity in mind, The author examines the social policy behind these issues from several perspectives, including that of the potential litigant, judge and taxpayer.

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