The province of Manitoba’s Law Reform Commission has released a report on Private International Law (available here). It considers three central issues:
1. Should legislation be adopted to modify the common law choice of law rule for torts as formulated in Tolofson v. Jensen?
2. Should legislation be adopted regarding the characterization of limitation periods?
3. Should Manitoba adopt the Uniform Law Conference of Canada’s model Court Jurisdiction and Proceedings Transfer Act?
A secondary question under the first issue is how similar the legislation should be to the English PIL(MP)Act 1995.