Ontario: an expired time-bar doesn’t make a jurisdiction inappropriate

The decision in Leon v. Volkswagen stands for the principle, potentially useful in jurisdictional disputes, that a foreign jurisdiction may be more appropriate than Ontario even if the proceding would be time-barred in the foeign jurisdiction:

[50]         Indeed, Canadian courts have done exactly that. Even where the proposed Ontario action was time-barred in the foreign jurisdiction, our courts have deferred to comity and to the more appropriate (foreign) forum.