What is the test for certifying a motion?

Ontario, Canada

The following excerpt is from Hodge v. Neinstein, 2014 ONSC 4503 (CanLII):

The purpose of a certification motion is to determine how the litigation is to proceed and not to address the merits of the plaintiff's claim; there is to be no preliminary review of the merits of the claim: Hollick v. Toronto (City), supra at paras. 28 and 29.

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