The Canadian class action carriage wars turn 12 this year. Since the first carriage motion in 2000, hopeful class counsel have expended significant time and financial resources to attempt to secure an award of carriage. This paper tracks the growth of the carriage wars in Canada, from birth in 2000, through the development over the following ten years, to its current status in 2012. Twelve years of case law demonstrate that the carriage motion remains an unpredictable battleground.
Presented at Osgoode Hall's 9th National Symposium on Class Actions