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Feds move to ease deadlines in civil proceedings, such as divorce, during pandemic

Feds move to ease deadlines in civil proceedings, such as divorce, during pandemic
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OTTAWA -- The federal government wants to ensure the global pandemic doesn t make someone miss a crucial deadline in a bankruptcy case, divorce proceeding or other civil matter.

Justice Minister David Lametti is consulting opposition critics on a legislative proposal to provide flexibility on meeting such timelines.

The government says there are hundreds of deadlines fixed by statute at the federal level alone with respect to civil proceedings before the courts.

It says due to the pandemic, there is a risk many people will be unable to meet federal time limits through no fault of their own.
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