CRITICS SLAM BILL TO MAKE PROVINCE IMMUNE FROM CIVIL SUITS

The Ontario government is making it harder to sue the province. The details are contained in last week’s budget and critics are condemning the move. A spokesperson for Attorney General Caroline Mulroney says the legislation will reduce frivolous claims and simplify the process. But the opposition N-D-P says the province is not only rewriting the law but acting like its above the law. Under the legislation, people who plan to sue must first get permission from a court. The civil liberties association plans to challenge the legislation in court if it passes, which is likely with a majority government. Attorney General Caroline Mulroney tweeted that reports about the legislation are both inaccurate and alarmist.