3 (1) These Rules are intended to facilitate the just disposition of criminal proceedings in Alberta, and must be construed in a liberal and practical manner to secure the fair and expeditious resolution of the proceedings in which they are applied.
(2) Nothing in these Rules is to be construed as limiting the jurisdiction or authority of the Court or a judge.
Footnote *37 These Rules come into force on the day on which they are published in the Canada Gazette.
4 (1) To implement and advance the purpose and intention of these Rules, the Court may make any order with respect to practice or procedure, in any proceeding before the Court.
(2) Without limiting the authority of the Court under these Rules, the Court may do one or more of the following:
(b) set aside any process exercised or purportedly exercised under these Rules that is
(d) make a ruling with respect to whether or how these Rules apply in particular circumstances or to a practice or procedure under these Rules;
34 (1) If a date has been scheduled for the hearing of an appeal, the appellant must, at least 30 days before that date, file with the clerk and serve on the respondent and the other interested parties, or their counsel, a brief memorandum
(a) setting out the argument and relevant passages from the statutes, regulations and legal authorities on which the appellant intends to rely, including the full citation for each of these, in support of the grounds set out in the notice of appeal, appropriately highlighted;
(2) The respondent must, at least 15 days before the date scheduled for the hearing of the appeal, file with the clerk and serve on the appellant or the appellant’s counsel a brief memorandum setting out
(a) the relevant passages from the statutes, regulations and legal authorities on which the respondent intends to rely in reply to the argument of the appellant, including the full citation for each of these, appropriately highlighted; and
(2) The pre-trial conference judge may inquire about, discuss and make recommendations on any matter that could promote the fair and expeditious conduct of the proceeding, including
(g) the nature and particulars of any pre-trial application under these Rules, including