Have I Left It Too Late?

As of now there are no more time limits for suing for sexual assault, domestic violence or child abuse.

On March 9, 2016, Bill 132 Sexual Violence and Harassment Action Plan Act (Supporting Survivors and Challenging Sexual Violence and Harassment) 2015 received Royal Assent which is the last step in making it a law.

The Limitations Act

Bill 132 amends the Limitations Act 2002 to provide that there are no limitation periods for cases “based on a sexual assault”. There will also be no limitation periods for cases based on “any other misconduct of a sexual nature if, at the time of the misconduct, the person with the claim was a minor or if there is an authority, dependence or trust relationship. Bill 132 also eliminates limitation periods for cases based on physical assault if, “at the time of the assault, the person with the claim was a minor or if the parties had an intimate relationship or there is a relationship of dependence. Bill 132 provides that these changes are retroactive and apply whenever the acts occurred and regardless of the expiry of any previous limitation period, unless the case is over because it was settled or finally determined by the Court.

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Retired York Region teacher charged in sexual assault investigation dating back 40+ years

by Jessica Horowitz | Feb 02, 2022
A retired teacher, 73-year-old Lawrence Fritz in Toronto is facing eight criminal charges in connection to sexual assaults and other offences committed against four primary school students in Nobleton more than 40 years ago.

A retired teacher, 73-year-old  Lawrence Fritz  in Toronto is facing eight criminal charges in connection to sexual assaults and other offences committed against four primary school students in Nobleton more than 40 years ago. Fritz worked at the York Region District School Board in at least a supply capacity up until his retirement in 2020.

For more information, please visit CP24.

 

Retired York Region teacher charged in sexual assault investigation dating back 40+ years

by Jessica Horowitz | Feb 02, 2022
A retired teacher, 73-year-old Lawrence Fritz in Toronto is facing eight criminal charges in connection to sexual assaults and other offences committed against four primary school students in Nobleton more than 40 years ago.

A retired teacher, 73-year-old  Lawrence Fritz  in Toronto is facing eight criminal charges in connection to sexual assaults and other offences committed against four primary school students in Nobleton more than 40 years ago. Fritz worked at the York Region District School Board in at least a supply capacity up until his retirement in 2020.

For more information, please visit CP24.