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Court Hearing Fees Are Struck Down as Unconstitutional

Thanks to Clark Wilson LLP associate and Estate Litigation Practice Group member  Seva Batkin  for bringing to our attention the following issue.


The high costs of litigation that have been imposed by taxes and increased fees have, over the last several decades, troubled all of those concerned about access to the court system. The  imposition of the  GST and PST on most legal accounts  many years ago,  together with seemingly non-stop escalation of court related  filing fees and court use fees has created what many stakeholders consider a crisis in our justice system.

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