The following excerpt is from Shah v LG Chem, Ltd., 2015 ONSC 6148 (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. However, the plaintiff must show “some-basis-in-fact” for each of the certification criteria other than the requirement that the pleadings disclose a cause of action: Hollick v. Toronto (City), supra at paras. 16-26.