Is arbitration the preferred procedure to resolve a proposed class action?

Ontario, Canada

The following excerpt is from 1146845 Ontario Inc. v. Pillar to Post Inc., 2014 ONSC 7400 (CanLII):

After Seidel v. TELUS Communications Inc., it is not a matter of weighing whether arbitration is a preferable procedure to resolve the issues raised in a proposed class action. In the immediate case (as was the case for all the class action claims in Seidel with the exception of one claim for which the court had exclusive jurisdiction), the franchisees should be held to their agreement to arbitrate. CONCLUSION

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