Ontario Small Claims Court Monetary Limit Increased to $25,000

The monetary limit of the Small Claims Court (SCC) has increased from $10,000 to $25,000 since January 1st, 2010.

The goal of the Ontario government is to improve access to Justice for all Ontarians.  In deed, the SCC offers a more streamlined procedure for hearing claims than the Ontario Superior Court. This is a laudable goal, but plaintiffs and defendants in SCC case should seek the advice of a lawyer when considerable sums of money are at risk.

The Ministry of the Attorney General has prepared an information pamphlet explaining the impact of the monetary limit increase. This is a must read for anyone considering a SCC action or being sued in SCC.

Alexandre Martel, LL.L., J.D.
Barrister, Solicitor & Notary
644 Montreal Road,
Ottawa, ON, K1K 0T5
Tel: 613-688-2938
Fax: 613-383-0250

"Often people will come to me at a stressful time in their life.
I get great satisfaction from helping them through these tough times."

Alexandre Martel, LL.L., J.D.
Barrister, Solicitor & Notary Public