Criminal Proceedings Rules for the Superior Court of Justice (Ontario) (SI/2012-7)

Regulations are current to 2014-12-08 and last amended on 2014-01-01. Previous Versions

Materials for Use on Application

Materials to be Filed

  •  (1) The notice of application in Form 1 under this rule shall be accompanied by an affidavit by or on behalf of the applicant, deposing to the matters described in subrule (2).

Affidavit by or on Behalf of the Applicant
  • (2) The affidavit by or on behalf of the applicant required by subrule (1) shall contain:

    • (a) particulars of the charge in respect of which the application is made, including a statement of the date upon which trial proceedings are scheduled to commence and their anticipated length;

    • (b) particulars of any prior applications, whether on behalf of the accused or the prosecutor, to have the solicitor of record for the accused removed as solicitor of record, including, where available, transcripts of proceedings taken upon such applications;

    • (c) where the application is made by the solicitor of record for an accused or on behalf of an accused, a full statement of all facts material to a determination of the application, including without disclosing any solicitor client communication in respect of which solicitor client privilege has not been waived, a statement of the reasons why the order sought should be given;

    • (d) where the application is made by or on behalf of the prosecutor, a full statement of all facts material to a determination of the application, including a statement of the reasons why the order sought should be given;

    • (e) a statement whether an adjournment of trial proceedings is likely or will be required to enable the accused to retain and instruct a new solicitor of record to proceed to trial and, if so, when it is proposed that trial proceedings shall commence; and,

    • (f) where applicable, a statement of the identity of the new solicitor of record and his or her undertaking to proceed to trial or other disposition on the date specified under paragraph (e).

Factum May be Required
  • (3) A judge may require that factums complying with rule 33 be filed on applications under this rule.

  • SI/2014-5, s. 33(E).

Consent in Writing

 The respondent or accused may consent in writing to the order sought upon terms included in a draft order filed and a judge, satisfied that the relief sought by the applicant should be granted, may grant the order on such terms without the attendance of solicitors.

Rule 26: Applications for Adjournment

Application of the Rule

 This rule applies to applications on behalf of an accused or the prosecutor for an order adjourning trial proceedings, after a date has been fixed for trial, but prior to commencement of the trial.

To Whom Application Made

 Applications under rule 26.01 shall be made to a judge of the court in the county or district in which the trial is scheduled to be held upon the indictment, after the matters giving rise thereto have arisen, whether before or after the trial date has been fixed.

Service of Notice

General Rule

  •  (1) Service of the notice of application under this rule and the supporting materials required by rule 26.05 shall be made upon the prosecutor or accused, as the case may be, in accordance with rule 5, at least 15 days before the date fixed for the hearing of the application, which shall not be less than 10 days prior to the date fixed for trial.

Filing with Proof of Service
  • (2) Notice of application and supporting materials, together with proof of service thereof, shall be filed in the office of the clerk of the court in the place where the application is to be heard, at least 10 days before the date fixed for the hearing of the application.