Alberta: Court applies more muscle to role as gatekeeper in certification of class proceedings

In its recent decision denying certification under the Alberta Class Proceedings Act (“CPA”), the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench (the “Court”) reinvigorated its role as a gatekeeper providing more serious scrutiny of the evidence of loss at this early stage in a potential class proceeding.

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