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Rules of the Supreme Court of Canada

SOR/2002-156

SUPREME COURT ACT

Registration 2002-04-15

Rules of the Supreme Court of Canada

Pursuant to subsection 97(1)Footnote a of the Supreme Court Act, the undersigned judges of the Supreme Court of Canada hereby make the annexed Rules of the Supreme Court of Canada.

Ottawa, April 15, 2002

The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin
The Honourable Mr. Justice John C. Major
The Honourable Mr. Justice Michel Bastarache
The Honourable Mr. Justice William Ian Corneil Binnie
The Honourable Mr. Justice Louis LeBel
Judges of the Supreme Court of Canada

PART 1Application and Interpretation

Application

 Except as otherwise provided by the Act or any other Act of Parliament, these Rules apply to all proceedings in the Court.

Interpretation

 The following definitions apply in these Rules.

Act

Act means the Supreme Court Act. (Loi)

affidavit

affidavit includes an affirmation and a statutory declaration. (affidavit)

agent

agent means a lawyer practising in the National Capital Region within the meaning of the National Capital Act. (correspondant)

application for leave to appeal

application for leave to appeal means an application for leave to appeal referred to in Rule 25 and section 40 of the Act. (demande d’autorisation d’appel)

attorney general

attorney general means the Attorney General of Canada, an attorney general of a province or a minister of Justice of a territory. (procureur général)

authorities

authorities includes legislative enactments, case law, articles and texts, treaties and excerpts from them. (sources)

commissioner for oaths

commissioner for oaths includes any person authorized under federal or provincial legislation or rules of practice, as the case may be, to conduct examinations. (commissaire à l’assermentation)

counsel

counsel means, in the Province of Quebec, an advocate and, in any other province, a barrister or solicitor. (procureur)

holiday

holiday means a holiday as defined in the Interpretation Act and includes Saturday. (jour férié)

party

party means a person named in the style of cause in accordance with Rule 22 including any person added or substituted as a party under Rule 18, but where referring to the court appealed from, it means a person who was a party in that court. (partie)

person

person includes a body politic or corporate, Her Majesty the Queen and an attorney general. (personne)

printing

printing includes reproduction by any means but does not include hand writing. (impression)

proceeding

proceeding means an appeal, application for leave to appeal, motion or reference before the Court, a judge or the Registrar. (procédure)

Where No Provisions

  •  (1) Whenever these Rules contain no provision for exercising a right or procedure, the Court, a judge or the Registrar may adopt any procedure that is not inconsistent with these Rules or the Act.

  • (2) A party may, on motion to a judge or the Registrar, request directions as to the procedure referred to in subrule (1).

Prescribing Conditions

 Whenever these Rules provide that the Court, a judge or the Registrar may make an order or direction, the Court, the judge or the Registrar, as the case may be, may impose any terms and conditions in the order or direction that the Court, the judge or the Registrar considers appropriate.

Computation of Time

  •  (1) Subject to subrules (2) and (3), the computation of time under these Rules or under an order of the Court, the judge or the Registrar is governed by the Interpretation Act.

  • (2) A day that is a holiday shall not be included in computing a period of less than six days.

  • (3) The month of July shall not be included in the computation of time except for the service and filing of a record, factum or book of authorities under Rules 35 to 37.

Extension or Abridgment

  •  (1) The Court, a judge or unless these Rules provide otherwise, the Registrar may, on motion or on their own initiative, extend or abridge a period provided for by these Rules.

  • (2) The affidavit in support of a motion for an extension or abridgement of time shall set out the reason for the delay or urgency, as the case may be.

Adjournment

  •  (1) The Chief Justice or, in his or her absence or at his or her request, any other judge may, on motion or on the judge’s own initiative, adjourn the hearing of any proceeding.

  • (2) The affidavit in support of a motion for an adjournment shall set out the facts or reasons for the adjournment.

Dispensing with Compliance

  •  (1) The Court, a judge or unless these Rules provide otherwise, the Registrar may, on motion or on their own initiative, excuse a party from complying with any of these Rules.

  • (2) The Court, a judge or the Registrar may refuse a document that does not comply with these Rules or that has not been served in accordance with these Rules or an order of the Court, a judge or the Registrar.

  • (3) Documents that do not comply with these Rules may be excluded from costs upon the order of the Court, a judge or the Registrar.

PART 2Administration of the Court

Business Hours

 The Registry of the Court shall be open every day except holidays from nine o’clock in the morning until five o’clock in the afternoon unless otherwise directed by the Registrar.

Registrar to Keep Records

 The Registrar shall keep all registers necessary for recording all activities in every proceeding.

Official Languages

  •  (1) A party may use either English or French in any oral or written communication with the Court.

  • (2) Subject to subrule (3), the Registrar shall provide to the parties services for simultaneous interpretation in both official languages during the hearing of every proceeding.

  • (3) In the case of a motion to be heard by a judge or the Registrar, the Registrar shall provide the services referred to in subrule (2) upon request of any party to the motion, made at least two days before the hearing of the motion.

PART 3Powers of the Registrar

Order of Registrar Binding

 Subject to Rule 78, every order made by the Registrar shall be binding on all parties concerned as if the order had been made by a judge.

Reference to a Judge

 The Registrar may refer any matter before him or her to a judge.

PART 4General Rules

Name of Party

 A party whose name is registered in both official languages in accordance with a federal or provincial Act shall file with the Registrar a notice of name in Form 14.

Representation of Parties

  •  (1) Subject to Rule 17, counsel for a party in the court appealed from is deemed to be counsel before the Court.

  • (2) Subject to subrule (3), a party may either act in person or be represented by counsel.

  • (3) A corporation, partnership or unincorporated association shall be represented by counsel unless

    • (a) it was permitted to be represented by a person other than counsel in the court appealed from, and it chooses to continue to be represented by that person in the Court; or

    • (b) on motion, a judge grants it leave to be represented by a person other than counsel in accordance with the applicable federal or provincial legislative enactment.

Agents

  •  (1) A party to an appeal shall only conduct business with the Registrar through an agent.

  • (2) A party to any other proceeding may choose to conduct business with the Registrar through an agent.

  • (3) No agent shall represent more than one party in any proceeding except with the consent of each party represented by the agent.

  • (4) An agent who represents two opposing parties shall file with the Registrar a notice in Form 16.

  • (5) A party may appoint a permanent agent by filing with the Registrar a notice to that effect.

Change of Representation or Withdrawal of Counsel or Agent

  •  (1) A party may change their counsel or agent by serving on all other parties and filing with the Registrar a notice of change setting out the name, address and telephone number, and the fax number and electronic mail address, if any, of the new counsel or agent.

  • (2) A party who was represented by counsel in the court appealed from may elect to act in person by serving on all other parties and filing with the Registrar a notice to that effect.

  • (3) A party who was not represented by counsel in the court appealed from may elect to be represented by counsel by serving on all other parties and filing with the Registrar a notice to that effect.

  • (4) A counsel may choose to cease to represent a party before the Court by

    • (a) serving on all other parties and filing with the Registrar a notice of withdrawal of counsel accompanied by the consent of the party; or

    • (b) in the absence of the consent of the party, making a motion to a judge or the Registrar for an order that the counsel no longer represents the party, and serving on that party and all other parties the motion and, if the motion is granted, the order of withdrawal.

  • (5) An agent may cease to represent a party by serving on that party and all other parties and filing with the Registrar a notice of withdrawal.

Adding and Substituting Parties

  •  (1) A person may be added or substituted as a party on motion before a judge or the Registrar that sets out the reasons for the addition or substitution.

  • (2) Subject to subrule (5), no person shall be added or substituted as a party without the person’s consent being filed with the Registrar.

  • (3) The motion referred to in subrule (1) shall also be served on the proposed added or substituted party.

  • (4) Parties added or substituted shall be served with all documents provided for in these Rules, and any time periods shall begin as provided for in the order unless a judge or the Registrar otherwise orders.

  • (5) In any proceeding, the Court or a judge may order that a party be added or substituted where, in the opinion of the Court or the judge, such addition or substitution is necessary to enable the Court to adjudicate the questions in issue.

Filing of Documents

  •  (1) A document may be filed with the Registrar by

    • (a) hand delivery;

    • (b) mail or courier; or

    • (c) fax transmission, except in the case of a document that these Rules require to be bound.

  • (2) A document that is filed by fax transmission shall include a cover page in accordance with subrule 20(2).

  • (3) On receipt of a document referred to in subrule (1), the Registrar may

    • (a) accept or reject the document; or

    • (b) accept the document subject to conditions as to the making of any corrections or the fulfilling of any conditions precedent.

  • (4) The date of the filing stamp of the Court on the document shall be deemed to be the date of its filing, unless the Court, a judge or the Registrar otherwise orders.

  • (5) All documents filed shall be served in accordance with Rule 20 on all parties unless these Rules provide otherwise or the Court, a judge or the Registrar otherwise orders.

Service of Documents

  •  (1) Service of any document on a party shall be made on the party’s counsel or agent or, if the party is not represented by counsel, on the party or the party’s agent, in one of the following ways:

    • (a) by personal service made on any day other than a holiday;

    • (b) by registered or certified mail or by courier; or

    • (c) by fax transmission, except in the case of a document that these Rules require to be bound.

  • (2) Every document served by fax transmission shall include a cover page that shows

    • (a) the title of the document being transmitted;

    • (b) the sender’s name, address and telephone number;

    • (c) the name of the party being served and of the party’s counsel, if any;

    • (d) the date and approximate time of the transmission;

    • (e) the number of pages transmitted, including the cover page;

    • (f) the fax number of the transmitting fax machine; and

    • (g) the name and telephone number of the person to contact if there are transmission problems.

  • (3) A document is deemed to have been served

    • (a) subject to paragraph (b), on the date on which it was received or is admitted to have been received; or

    • (b) on the next day after it was received that is not a holiday, if it was received

      • (i) on a holiday, or

      • (ii) on any other day, between five o’clock in the afternoon and midnight, local time.

  • (4) Proof of service shall be verified by

    • (a) an affidavit of service in Form 20;

    • (b) a certificate of service by a sheriff, any bailiff or any authorized person in accordance with the rules of procedure applicable in the province or the territory in which the document is served;

    • (c) an admission of service endorsed by the party or their counsel or agent;

    • (d) if service is made by registered or certified mail or by courier, an affidavit annexing a post office receipt or a receipt card bearing the signature of the person served, or

    • (e) if service is made by fax transmission, a copy of the cover page in accordance with subrule (2) and a transmission slip that confirms the date and time of transmission.

  • (5) The Registrar may, on motion, make any order for substitutional service that the circumstances require.

  • (6) Documents served and proof of service under subrule (4) shall be filed in accordance with Rule 19 unless a judge or the Registrar otherwise orders.

Printing Requirements for Documents

  •  (1) Every document before the Court shall be printed

    • (a) clearly and legibly on white paper of good quality measuring 21.5 cm by 28 cm (letter format);

    • (b) except for a book of authorities, which shall be printed on both sides of each page, on one side of the paper only, and in the case of a document that these rules require to be bound, with the printed pages facing up on the left; and,

    • (c) subject to subrule (2) and except for the table of contents prepared in accordance with Rule 24, with the pages of the document numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals at the top of the page.

  • (2) The pages in a book of authorities do not have to be numbered if the page numbers of the authorities are clearly shown.

  • (3) Parts I to V of a memorandum of argument on an application for leave to appeal, of a memorandum of argument on a motion, and of a factum on an appeal shall be printed

    • (a) in a type no smaller than 12 point and with no more than 12 characters per 2.5 cm;

    • (b) with every paragraph, but not headings, consecutively numbered in the left margin;

    • (c) with no more than 500 words on every printed page;

    • (d) with the lines at least one and one-half lines apart, except for quotations from authorities, which shall be indented and single-spaced; and

    • (e) with margins of no less than 2.5 cm.

  • (4) At the end of Part V of a memorandum of argument on an application for leave to appeal, of a memorandum of argument on a motion, and of a factum on an appeal shall be printed the name of the counsel who prepared the document and the name of each party represented by that counsel, or the name of the party if not represented by counsel. The original of the document shall be signed immediately above the printed name by the counsel or shall be signed by the party if not represented by counsel.

Heading

  •  (1) Every document shall commence with a heading in accordance with Form 22, which shall set out

    • (a) the title “IN THE SUPREME COURT OF CANADA”, in upper-case letters;

    • (b) the name of the court appealed from, printed in upper-case letters and in parentheses;

    • (c) the Court file number, if assigned;

    • (d) the style of cause as set out in subrules (2) or (3);

    • (e) the title of the document and the name and title of the party filing it, printed in upper-case letters between horizontal lines; and

    • (f) the sections of the Act or these Rules, or of any other legislative enactment on which the document is based, printed in lower-case letters between the horizontal lines.

  • (2) The style of cause in an application for leave to appeal shall name, followed by their status in the court appealed from,

    • (a) as an applicant, each party bringing the application for leave to appeal;

    • (b) as a respondent, each party — including, in Quebec, a mis-en-cause — who was adverse in interest to the applicant in the court appealed from; and

    • (c) as an intervener,

      • (i) each person who has been granted leave to intervene in accordance with Rule 59, and

      • (ii) each administrative board or tribunal in the court appealed from whose jurisdiction is at issue.

  • (3) The style of cause in an appeal shall name, followed by their status in the court appealed from,

    • (a) as an appellant, each party bringing the appeal;

    • (b) as a respondent, each party — including, in Quebec, a mis-en-cause — who was adverse in interest to the appellant in the court appealed from; and

    • (c) as an intervener,

      • (i) each person who has been granted leave to intervene in accordance with Rule 59,

      • (ii) each attorney general who files a notice of intervention in accordance with subrule 61(4), and

      • (iii) each administrative board or tribunal in the court appealed from whose jurisdiction is at issue.

  • (4) A motion may be brought under Rule 18 to include in the style of cause as a party any other person who was a party, mis-en-cause or an intervener in the court appealed from and who must be a party to the proceedings to give effect to a judgment of the Court.

Covers

 The front cover of a document that these Rules require to be bound shall set out, in accordance with Form 23, and in the following order,

  • (a) a heading in accordance with Rule 22; and

  • (b) the names, addresses and telephone numbers, and the fax numbers and electronic mail addresses, if any, of the counsel for the parties or of the parties if not represented by counsel on the left, and of their respective agents, if any, on the right.

Table of Contents

  •  (1) A table of contents shall be printed at the beginning of every document and volume of a document, if any, that these Rules require to be bound and shall set out

    • (a) in chronological order, a detailed list of the contents of each section of the document and of every volume of the document, including appendices, and in a separate column, the page numbers at which they commence; and

    • (b) in the case of a judgment given without recorded reasons, the phrase “no recorded reasons” in the column for page numbers.

  • (2) The pages of the table of contents shall be numbered consecutively with lower-case Roman numerals at the top of the page.

PART 5Leave to Appeal

Application for Leave to Appeal

  •  (1) An application for leave to appeal shall be bound with grey covers and consist of the following, in the following order:

    • (a) a notice of application for leave to appeal in Form 25A;

    • (b) any affidavits in support of the application for leave to appeal;

    • (c) a certificate in Form 25B that states whether or not there is a sealing order or ban on the publication of evidence or the names or identity of a party or witness, gives the details of the sealing order or ban, if any, and includes a copy of any written order;

    • (d) copies of all formal judgments as issued by the lower courts and the respective reasons for judgment, if any, beginning with the court of first instance or an administrative tribunal, as the case may be, and ending with the court appealed from;

    • (e) a memorandum of argument divided as follows,

      • (i) Part I, a concise statement of facts,

      • (ii) Part II, a concise statement of the questions in issue,

      • (iii) Part III, a concise statement of argument,

      • (iv) Part IV, submissions, if any, not exceeding one page in support of the order sought concerning costs,

      • (v) Part V, the order or orders sought,

      • (vi) Part VI, a table of authorities, arranged alphabetically and setting out the paragraph numbers in Part III where the authorities are cited, and

      • (vii) Part VII, those provisions of any statute, regulation, rule, ordinance or by-law relied printed in both official languages where required by law to be published in both official languages; and

    • (f) the documents that the applicant intends to rely on, in chronological order.

  • (2) Parts I to V of the memorandum of argument shall not exceed 20 pages.

  • (3) When the documents referred to in paragraph (1)(f) include transcripts or evidence, a party shall reproduce only the relevant excerpts of the transcript or evidence, including exhibits.

  • (4) When the documents referred to in paragraph (1)(f) are reproduced in the record filed with the court appealed from, three copies of that record may be filed with the Registrar instead of the documents.

Service and Filing

  •  (1) An applicant shall file with the Registrar the original and five copies of the application for leave to appeal.

  • (2) In addition to the service required under paragraph 58(1)(a) of the Act, an applicant shall

    • (a) send to all other parties and interveners in the court appealed from a copy of the notice of application for leave to appeal by ordinary mail to the last known address; and

    • (b) file with the Registrar an affidavit attesting to the names of the parties and interveners referred to in paragraph (a), and addresses to which the copies were sent.

Response

  •  (1) Within 30 days after service of the application for leave to appeal, a respondent may respond to the application for leave to appeal by

    • (a) serving a response on all other parties; and

    • (b) filing with the Registrar the original and five copies of the response.

  • (2) The response shall be bound with green covers and consist of the following:

    • (a) any affidavits in support of the response;

    • (b) a memorandum of argument in accordance with paragraph 25(1)(e) and subrule 25(2); and

    • (c) the documents that the respondent intends to rely on, in chronological order, in accordance with subrules 25(3) and (4).

Reply

  •  (1) Within 10 days after service of the respondent’s response to the application for leave to appeal or within the time referred to in subrule 30(1) if paragraph 30(2)(b) applies, the applicant may reply by

    • (a) serving a reply on all other parties; and

    • (b) filing with the Registrar the original and five copies of the reply.

  • (2) The reply shall be bound with grey covers and consist of a memorandum of argument not exceeding five pages.

PART 6Leave to Cross-appeal

Application for Leave to Cross-Appeal

  •  (1) Within 30 days after service of an application for leave to appeal in the case of an appeal for which leave is required or a notice of appeal in all other cases, a respondent who seeks to set aside or vary all or any part of the disposition of the judgment appealed from may apply for leave to cross-appeal by

    • (a) serving an application for leave to cross-appeal on all other parties;

    • (b) sending to all other parties and interveners in the court appealed from a copy of the notice of application for leave to cross-appeal by ordinary mail to the last known address; and

    • (c) filing with the Registrar the original and five copies of the application for leave to cross-appeal together with an affidavit attesting to the names of the parties and interveners referred to in paragraph (b) and addresses to which the copies were sent.

  • (2) The application for leave to cross-appeal

    • (a) shall be bound with green covers and be otherwise in accordance with Rule 25 and Form 29, with any modifications that the circumstances require; and

    • (b) may be joined with the response to the application for leave to appeal.

  • (3) A respondent who seeks to uphold the judgment appealed from on a ground not relied on in the reasons for that judgment may do so in the respondent’s factum without applying for leave to cross-appeal.

  • (4) In the circumstances set out in subrule (3), the appellant may serve and file a factum not exceeding 20 pages in response in accordance with subrule 35(4).

Response

  •  (1) Within 30 days after service of the application for leave to cross-appeal, an applicant may respond to the application for leave to cross-appeal by

    • (a) serving a response on all other parties to the application for leave to cross-appeal; and

    • (b) filing with the Registrar the original and five copies of the response.

  • (2) The response to the application for leave to cross-appeal

    • (a) shall be bound with grey covers and be otherwise in accordance with subrule 27(2) with any modifications that the circumstances require; and

    • (b) may be joined with the reply to the response to the application for leave to appeal.

Reply

  •  (1) Within 10 days after the service of the applicant’s response to the application for leave to cross-appeal, the respondent may reply by

    • (a) serving a reply on all other parties; and

    • (b) filing with the Registrar the original and five copies of the reply.

  • (2) The reply shall be bound with green covers and consist of a memorandum of argument not exceeding five pages.

PART 7Submission to the Court

Submission of Applications

  •  (1) The Registrar shall submit to the Court for consideration

    • (a) an application for leave to appeal, either

      • (i) after the reply is filed or at the end of the 10-day period referred to in Rule 28, as the case may be, or

      • (ii) if no response is filed, at the end of the 30-day period referred to in Rule 27; and

    • (b) an application for leave to cross-appeal, either

      • (i) after the reply is filed or at the end of the 10-day period referred to in Rule 31, as the case may be, or

      • (ii) if no response is filed, at the end of the 30-day period referred to in Rule 30.

  • (2) No documents shall be filed after the application for leave to appeal or leave to cross-appeal, as the case may be, has been submitted to the Court unless the Registrar, on motion, otherwise orders.

  • (3) The Registrar shall set down for hearing any application for leave to appeal for which an oral hearing has been ordered pursuant to paragraph 43(1)(c) of the Act.

PART 8Appeals and Cross-appeals

Notice of Appeal

 A notice of appeal under paragraph 60(1)(a) of the Act shall

  • (a) be in Form 33;

  • (b) set out the provision or provisions of the statute that authorizes the appeal;

  • (c) in the case of an appeal under paragraphs 691(1)(a), 691(2)(a), 692(3)(a) or 693(1)(a) of the Criminal Code, set out the questions of law on which the dissenting judgment of the court appealed from is, in whole or in part, based, and include as a schedule to the notice of appeal a copy of the judgement and reasons for judgment appealed from;

  • (d) in the case of all other appeals for which leave to appeal is not required, include as a schedule to the notice of appeal a copy of the judgment and reasons for judgment appealed from; and

  • (e) in the case of an appeal referred to in paragraph (c) or (d) be accompanied by a certificate in Form 25B that states whether or not there is a sealing order or ban on the publication of evidence or the names or identity of a party or witness, gives the details of the sealing order or ban, if any, and includes a copy of any written order.

Service and Filing of Notice of Appeal

 In addition to the service required under paragraph 58(1)(b) of the Act, the appellant shall

  • (a) send to all other parties and interveners in the court appealed from a copy of the notice of appeal by ordinary mail to the last known address; and

  • (b) file with the Registrar the original and one copy of the notice of appeal together with an affidavit setting out the names of the parties and interveners referred to in paragraph (a) and addresses to which the copies were sent.

Service and Filing of Appellant’s Documents

  •  (1) Subject to subrule (2), within 12 weeks after the notice of appeal is filed, the appellant shall

    • (a) serve on all other appellants and on all respondents

      • (i) three copies of the appellant’s factum, and

      • (ii) one copy each of the appellant’s record and book of authorities;

    • (b) serve on each intervener who requests one a copy of the appellant’s factum and book of authorities, at the intervener’s expense; and

    • (c) file with the Registrar

      • (i) the original and 23 copies each of the factum and the volume of the record containing Parts I and II,

      • (ii) 12 copies of all other volumes of the record, and

      • (iii) 14 copies of the book of authorities.

  • (2) Where a motion to state a constitutional question has been filed, the 12-week period referred to in subrule (1) shall begin on the date on which the constitutional question is decided.

  • (3) Within two weeks after being served with the factum in a cross-appeal under subparagraph 36(2)(a)(i), the appellant may serve and file in accordance with subparagraph (1)(a)(i), paragraph (1)(b) and subparagraph (1)(c)(i) a factum in response to the cross-appeal.

  • (4) Within two weeks after being served with the factum under subrule 29(3), the appellant may serve and file in accordance with subparagraph (1)(a)(i), paragraph (1)(b) and subparagraph (1)(c)(i) a factum in response.

Service and Filing of Respondent’s Documents

  •  (1) Within eight weeks after the service of the appellant’s record, the respondent shall

    • (a) serve on all appellants and all other respondents one copy of the respondent’s record; and

    • (b) file with the Registrar the original and 11 copies of the record.

  • (2) Within eight weeks after service of the appellant’s factum, the respondent shall

    • (a) serve on all appellants and all other respondents

      • (i) three copies of the respondent’s factum, including any factum on cross-appeal, and

      • (ii) one copy of the respondent’s book of authorities;

    • (b) serve on each intervener who requests one a copy of the respondent’s factum and book of authorities, at the intervener’s expense; and

    • (c) file with the Registrar the original and 23 copies of the factum and 14 copies of the book of authorities.

Service and Filing of Intervener’s Documents

 Within eight weeks of the order granting leave to intervene or within 20 weeks of the filing of a notice of intervention under subrule 61(4), as the case may be, an intervener shall

  • (a) serve on all other parties a copy of the intervener’s factum and book of authorities; and

  • (b) file with the Registrar the original and 23 copies of the factum and 14 copies of the book of authorities.

Documents on Appeal and Cross-Appeal

Appellant’s Record

  •  (1) An appellant’s record shall be bound with orange covers and consist of the following parts,

    • (a) Part I, a Certificate of Counsel in Form 38;

    • (b) Part II, copies of all formal judgments as issued by the lower courts and the respective reasons for judgment, if any, beginning with the court of first instance or an administrative tribunal, as the case may be, and ending with the court appealed from;

    • (c) Part III, pleadings, orders and entries, and any order or judgement granting leave to appeal, in chronological order;

    • (d) Part IV, evidence, including transcripts and affidavits; and

    • (e) Part V, exhibits, in the order in which they were filed at trial.

  • (2) Parts III to V of the record shall contain only those documents as are necessary to raise the question for the Court.

Respondent’s Record

  •  (1) A respondent’s record shall be bound with grey covers and consist of the following parts,

    • (a) Part I, a Certificate of Counsel in Form 39;

    • (b) Part II, pleadings, orders and entries, in chronological order;

    • (c) Part III, evidence, including transcripts and affidavits; and

    • (d) Part IV, exhibits, in the order in which they were filed at trial.

  • (2) Parts II to IV of the record shall contain only those documents not already included in the appellant’s record as the respondent considers necessary to raise the question for the Court.

Printing Requirements for a Record

  •  (1) Every page of a record shall have a header describing

    • (a) in respect of a judgment, the words “Judgment of”, followed by the name of the court and the date of the judgment;

    • (b) in respect of reasons for judgment, the words “Reasons for judgment of”, followed by the name of the judge, the court and the date of the reasons;

    • (c) in respect of a pleading, the description and date of the pleading and the name of the party who filed it;

    • (d) in respect of an order or other proceeding, its date and the authority for its issuance;

    • (e) in respect of a transcript of oral evidence, the names of the witness and of the party calling the witness, and whether the evidence was tendered on an examination-in-chief, cross-examination, re-examination or examination per curiam;

    • (f) in respect of an affidavit, its relationship to the action or to any motion related to the action, the name of the deponent, the date of the affidavit and the name of the party submitting it; and

    • (g) in respect of an exhibit, the number or letter under which it was filed.

  • (2) Where a transcript of evidence is printed in English, each question shall be preceded by the letter “Q” and each answer by the letter “A”, and where the transcript of evidence is printed in French, each question shall be preceded by the letter “Q” and each answer by the letter “R”, unless the transcript of the oral evidence has already been printed in another manner in accordance with the requirements of the court appealed from.

  • (3) All documents other than the transcript of oral evidence shall be reproduced in full.

  • (4) Where a record exceeds 300 pages, it shall be bound in volumes of not more than 200 pages each.

  • (5) Where a record is printed in more than one volume, below the title but within the horizontal lines there shall be indicated in Roman numerals the volume number and, after or below the volume number, the page numbers of the first and last pages in that volume.

  • (6) Where a record is printed in more than one volume, exhibits may be reproduced in the final volume if the party considers that this will facilitate reference to exhibits. The word “Exhibits” shall be set out in bold letters on the cover after the volume number.

  • (7) The volume number in Roman numerals shall also appear on the bottom cutting edge of each volume.

Dispensing with Printing of Record

 A judge or the Registrar may, on motion, dispense with the printing of documents forming part of a record.

Factum on Appeal

  •  (1) The appellant’s factum shall be bound in beige covers, the respondent’s factum in green covers and the intervener’s factum in blue covers.

  • (2) The factum shall consist of the following parts,

    • (a) Part I consisting of

      • (i) in the appellant’s factum, a concise statement of the facts, and

      • (ii) in the respondent’s factum, a concise statement of the respondent’s position with respect to the appellant’s statement of facts, including a concise statement of such other facts as the respondent considers relevant;

    • (b) Part II consisting of

      • (i) in the appellant’s factum, a concise statement of the questions in issue in the appeal, and

      • (ii) in the respondent’s factum, a concise statement of the respondent’s position with regard to the appellant’s questions;

    • (c) Part III, consisting of a statement of argument setting out concisely the questions of law or fact to be discussed, with reference to the page of the record and to the page and paragraph number of the authorities relied upon;

    • (d) Part IV, consisting of submissions, if any, not exceeding one page in support of the order sought concerning costs;

    • (e) Part V, consisting of a concise statement of the order or orders sought;

    • (f) Part VI, consisting of a table of authorities, arranged alphabetically and setting out the paragraph numbers in Part III where the authorities are cited; and

    • (g) Part VII, consisting of those provisions of any statute, regulation, rule, ordinance or by-law relied on, printed in both official languages where required by law to be published in both official languages.

  • (3) Subparagraphs (2)(a)(ii) and (2)(b)(ii) and paragraphs (2)(c) to (g) apply to an intervener’s factum, with any modifications that the circumstances require.

  • (4) Parts I to V of the factum of any appellant or respondent, and of that of an attorney general who files a notice of intervention in accordance with subrule 61(4), shall not exceed 40 pages, unless a judge or the Registrar, on motion, otherwise orders.

  • (5) Parts I to V of the factum of an intervener other than an attorney general referred to in subrule 61(4)shall not exceed 20 pages unless a judge or the Registrar, on motion, otherwise orders.

  • (6) An affidavit in support of a motion under subrule (4) or (5) shall set out the complexity of the issues under appeal that would justify a lengthy factum.

Factum on Cross-Appeal

  •  (1) Where the Court has granted leave to cross-appeal,

    • (a) the respondent’s factum shall consist of two main sections, and each shall be divided into seven parts as described in subrule 42(2), the first section entitled “FACTUM OF RESPONDENT ON APPEAL” and the second section, “FACTUM OF APPELLANT ON CROSS-APPEAL”, both in upper-case letters; and

    • (b) the appellant’s factum on cross-appeal shall be divided into seven parts as described in subrule 42(2) and entitled “FACTUM OF THE RESPONDENT ON CROSS-APPEAL” in upper-case letters.

  • (2) Parts I to V of any factum in a cross-appeal shall not exceed 20 pages unless a judge or the Registrar, on motion, otherwise orders.

  • (3) An affidavit in support of a motion under subrule (2) shall set out the complexity of the issues under cross-appeal that would justify a lengthy factum.

Book of Authorities

  •  (1) The appellant’s book of authorities shall be bound in beige covers, the respondent’s book in green covers and the intervener’s book in blue covers.

  • (2) The book of authorities shall

    • (a) contain a copy of all of the authorities that the party intends to rely on, each of which shall be marked with a tab, and

      • (i) in the case of a respondent’s book, contain only those authorities not contained in the appellant’s book of authorities, and

      • (ii) in the case of an intervener’s book, contain only those authorities not contained in either the appellant’s or the respondent’s book of authorities;

    • (b) contain the provisions of any statute, regulation, rule, ordinance or by-law which are cited in Part III of the factum and not included in Part VII of the factum, printed in both official languages where required by law to be published in both official languages.

  • (3) In the case of reasons for judgment of the Court, the book of authorities shall contain only the relevant excerpts from the Canada Supreme Court Reports or from an electronic database if the reasons were delivered after 1994 and the paragraph numbering in the reasons is consistent with the numbering in the Canada Supreme Court Reports.

  • (4) In the case of all other reasons for judgment, the book of authorities may contain printouts from electronic databases and shall

    • (a) if the reasons for judgment are available electronically, contain only the relevant excerpts including the head note, if any, the pages immediately preceding and following the page which contains the excerpt, and the reference to the electronic database clearly marked on the page containing the excerpt; or

    • (b) if the reasons for judgment are not available electronically, contain the reasons for judgment in full.

  • (5) Where a book of authorities exceeds 300 pages, it shall be bound in volumes of not more than 200 pages each.

  • (6) Where a book of authorities is printed in more than one volume, below the title but within the horizontal lines there shall be indicated in Roman numerals the volume number and, after or below the volume number, the page numbers of the first and last pages in that volume.

  • (7) The volume number in Roman numerals shall also appear on the bottom cutting edge of each volume.

Condensed Books

  •  (1) Where a party’s record and book of authorities are bound in three or more volumes, the party shall serve on all other parties a copy and file with the Registrar, on the day of the hearing of the appeal, 14 copies of a single condensed book containing the excerpts from the record and book of authorities that the party will refer to in oral argument.

  • (2) The covers of an appellant’s condensed book shall be beige, those of the respondent’s condensed book green and those of an intervener’s condensed book blue.

PART 9References

Reference to the Court

  •  (1) A reference to the Court by the Governor in Council under section 53 of the Act shall be commenced by notice of reference in Form 46 to which shall be attached a copy of the order in council authorizing the reference.

  • (2) When a reference involves the giving of an opinion as to a case already disposed of by a court of appeal, the Court may, on its own initiative, require further evidence in respect of any question that the Court considers relevant.

  • (3) Further evidence under subrule (2) shall be taken as authorized by the Act and in the manner directed by the Court.

  • (4) The Governor in Council shall bring a motion to the Chief Justice or a judge to direct the Registrar to enter a reference on a list of cases to be heard by the Court and to determine any procedural issues.

PART 10Motions — General Rules

Motion to a Judge or the Registrar

General

  •  (1) Unless otherwise provided in these Rules, all motions shall be made before a judge or the Registrar and consist of the following documents, in the following order:

    • (a) a notice of motion in accordance with Form 47;

    • (b) an affidavit;

    • (c) when considered necessary by the applicant, a memorandum of argument in accordance with paragraph 25(1)(e), with any modifications that the circumstances require;

    • (d) the documents that the applicant intends to rely on, in chronological order, in accordance with subrule 25(3); and

    • (e) a draft of the order sought, including costs.

  • (2) Parts I to V of the memorandum of argument shall not exceed 10 pages.

  • (3) There shall be no oral argument on the motion unless a judge or the Registrar otherwise orders.

Service and Filing

  •  (1) An applicant shall

    • (a) serve the motion on all other parties; and

    • (b) file with the Registrar the original and two copies of the motion.

  • (2) A motion related to an application for leave to appeal may be served and filed with the application for leave to appeal.

Response to Motion

  •  (1) Within 10 days after service of the motion, a respondent may respond to the motion by

    • (a) serving a response on all other parties; and

    • (b) filing with the Registrar the original and two copies of the response.

  • (2) The response shall consist of the following, in the following order:

    • (a) a memorandum of argument in accordance with paragraph 25(1)(e), with any modifications that the circumstances require, and

    • (b) the documents that the respondent intends to rely on, in chronological order, in accordance with subrule 25(3).

  • (3) Parts I to V of the memorandum of argument shall not exceed 10 pages.

  • (4) Despite subrule (1), in the case of a motion served and filed with an application for leave to appeal, the response to the motion may be served and filed with the response to the application for leave to appeal.

Reply

  •  (1) Within five days after service of the response to the motion, an applicant may reply by

    • (a) serving a reply on all other parties; and

    • (b) filing with the Registrar the original and two copies of the reply.

  • (2) The reply shall consist of a memorandum of argument not exceeding five pages.

  • (3) Despite subrule (1), in the case of a motion served and filed with an application for leave to appeal, the reply may be served and filed with the reply to the response to the application for leave to appeal.

Submission to a Judge or the Registrar

  •  (1) The motion shall be submitted to a judge or the Registrar

    • (a) after the reply is filed or at the end of the five-day period referred to in Rule 50, as the case may be; or

    • (b) if no response to the motion is filed, at the end of the 10-day period referred to in Rule 49.

  • (2) The judge or the Registrar may

    • (a) decide the motion;

    • (b) order an oral hearing of the motion;

    • (c) refer the motion for decision to the Court; or

    • (d) in the case of a motion related to an application for leave to appeal, refer the motion to the judges to whom the application for leave to appeal has been submitted.

  • (3) Despite subrule (1), a motion related to an application for leave to appeal may be submitted for decision directly to the judges to whom the application for leave to appeal is submitted.

Motion Before the Court

General

  •  (1) When the Act or these Rules require that a motion be heard by the Court, the motion shall be bound with grey covers and consist of the following, in the following order:

    • (a) a notice of motion in Form 52;

    • (b) an affidavit;

    • (c) a memorandum of argument in accordance with paragraph 25(1)(e), with any modifications that the circumstances require; and

    • (d) the documents that the applicant intends to rely on, in chronological order, in accordance with subrule 25(3).

  • (2) Parts I to V of the memorandum of argument shall not exceed 20 pages.

Service and Filing

 An applicant shall

  • (a) serve the motion on all other parties; and

  • (b) file with the Registrar the original and 14 copies of the motion.

Response

  •  (1) Within 10 days after service of the motion, a respondent may respond to the motion by

    • (a) serving a response on all other parties; and

    • (b) filing with the Registrar the original and 14 copies of the response.

  • (2) The response shall be bound with green covers and consist of the following, in the following order:

    • (a) a memorandum of argument in accordance with paragraph 25(1)(e), with any modifications that the circumstances require; and

    • (b) the documents that the respondent intends to rely on, in chronological order, in accordance with subrule 25(3).

  • (3) Parts I to V of the memorandum of argument shall not exceed 20 pages.

  • (4) After the response to the motion is filed or at the end of the 10-day period referred to in subrule (1), the Registrar shall send a notice of hearing of the motion in Form 69, with any modifications that the circumstances require, to all parties.

PART 11Particular Motions

Motion for Intervention

 Any person interested in an application for leave to appeal, an appeal or a reference may make a motion for intervention to a judge.

 A motion for intervention shall be made in the case of

  • (a) an application for leave to appeal, within 30 days after the filing of the application for leave to appeal; and

  • (b) an appeal, within four weeks after the filing of the factum of the appellant.

  •  (1) The affidavit in support of a motion for intervention shall identify the person interested in the proceeding and describe that person’s interest in the proceeding, including any prejudice that the person interested in the proceeding would suffer if the intervention were denied.

  • (2) A motion for intervention shall

    • (a) identify the position the person interested in the proceeding intends to take in the proceeding; and

    • (b) set out the submissions to be advanced by the person interested in the proceeding, their relevance to the proceeding and the reasons for believing that the submissions will be useful to the Court and different from those of the other parties.

 At the end of the applicable time referred to in Rule 51, the Registrar shall submit to a judge all motions for intervention that have been filed within that time.

  •  (1) In an order granting an intervention, the judge may

    • (a) make provisions as to additional disbursements incurred by the appellant or respondent as a result of the intervention; and

    • (b) impose any terms and conditions and grant any rights and privileges that the judge may determine, including whether the intervener is entitled to adduce further evidence or otherwise to supplement the record.

  • (2) After all of the memoranda of argument on an application for leave to appeal or the facta on an appeal or reference have been filed and served, a judge may, in his or her discretion, authorize an intervener to present oral argument at the hearing of the application for leave to appeal, if any, the appeal or the reference, and determine the time allotted for oral argument.

Motion to State Constitutional Question

  •  (1) Within 30 days after leave to appeal has been granted or after the filing of a notice of appeal in an appeal for which leave is not required, an appellant, respondent or attorney general shall make a motion to the Chief Justice or a judge to have a constitutional question stated if that appellant, respondent or attorney general intends to raise a question of

    • (a) the constitutional validity or the constitutional applicability of a law of Canada or of a province or of regulations made under them,

    • (b) the inoperability of a law of Canada or of a province or of regulations made under them, or

    • (c) the constitutional validity or the constitutional applicability of a common law rule.

  • (2) The time referred to in subrule (1) may be extended by a judge, on motion.

  •  (1) In an order stating a constitutional question, the Chief Justice or judge may make provisions as to additional disbursements incurred by the appellant or respondent as a result of any intervention by an attorney general.

  • (2) Once the Chief Justice or judge has stated the question, the Registrar shall prepare the question in both official languages and provide a copy to the party who made the motion.

  • (3) Within one week of receipt of the copy referred to in subrule (2), the party who made the motion shall prepare an order that states the constitutional question, have the order signed by the Registrar, and serve on the attorneys general a copy of the signed order and notice of constitutional question in Form 61A, together with a copy of the reasons for judgment appealed from.

  • (4) Within four weeks of the service of a notice of constitutional question, an attorney general who intends to participate in the appeal, whether or not the attorney general intends to present oral argument, shall serve on all other parties and file with the Registrar a notice of intervention in Form 61B without being required to obtain leave to intervene.

  • (5) The appellant shall include a copy of the order referred to in subrule (1) in their record and print the constitutional question as an appendix to their factum.

Motion to Stay

 Any party against whom a judgment has been given, or an order made, by the Court or any other court, may make a motion to the Court for a stay of execution or other relief against such judgment or order, and the Court may give such relief on the terms that may be appropriate.

Motion to Quash

  •  (1) Within 30 days after the filing of a proceeding referred to in section 44 of the Act, a respondent may make a motion to the Court to quash the proceeding.

  • (2) Upon service of the motion to quash, the proceeding shall be stayed until the motion has been disposed of unless the Court or a judge otherwise orders.

  • (3) If the proceeding is quashed, the party bringing the proceeding may, in the discretion of the Court, be ordered to pay the whole or any part of the costs of the proceeding.

PART 12Dismissals and Vexatious Proceedings

Dismissal for Delay — Application for Leave to Appeal

  •  (1) If, after the filing of a notice of application for leave to appeal, an applicant has not served and filed all the documents required under Rule 25

    • (a) within the time set out in paragraph 58(1)(a) of the Act or the time extended under subsection 59(1) of the Act,

      • (i) a respondent may make a motion to the Registrar for dismissal of the application for leave to appeal as abandoned, and

      • (ii) the Registrar may dismiss the application for leave to appeal as abandoned if the time for serving and filing the materials is not extended by a judge on motion; or

    • (b) after the time referred to in paragraph (a) or three months after the filing of a notice of application for leave to appeal, whichever is later, the Registrar may, after sending a notice of intention in Form 64 to the applicant and copies to all other parties, dismiss the application for leave to appeal as abandoned if the time for serving and filing the materials is not extended by a judge on motion.

  • (2) The motion for an extension of time referred to in subparagraph (1)(a)(ii) must be served and filed within 20 days after the service of the motion of the respondent and the motion for an extension of time referred to in paragraph (1)(b) within 20 days after the receipt of the Registrar’s notice of intention.

Dismissal for Delay — Appeals

  •  (1) If, after leave to appeal has been granted or in the case of an appeal for which leave to appeal is not required, an appellant fails to serve and file a notice of appeal within the time set out in paragraph 58(1)(b) of the Act or the time extended under subsection 59(1) of the Act, the Registrar may send notice of intention in Form 65 to the appellant and copies to all other parties, and a judge may dismiss the appeal as abandoned if the time for serving and filing the notice of appeal is not extended by a judge on motion.

  • (2) If, after the notice of appeal has been filed, an appellant has not served and filed their record and factum within the time set out in Rule 35,

    • (a) a respondent may make a motion to a judge for the dismissal of the appeal and the judge may dismiss the appeal as abandoned if the time for serving and filing the materials is not extended by a judge on motion; or

    • (b) the Registrar may send a notice of intention in Form 65 to the appellant referred to in subrule (2) and a copy to all other parties, and a judge may dismiss the appeal as abandoned if the time for serving and filing the record and factum is not extended by a judge on motion.

  • (3) The motion for an extension of time referred to in subrule (1) and paragraph (2)(b) must be served and filed within 20 days after the receipt of the Registrar’s notice of intention and the motion for an extension of time referred to in paragraph (2)(a) within 20 days after the service of the respondent’s motion.

Vexatious Proceedings

  •  (1) If a judge is satisfied that a party is conducting a proceeding in a vexatious manner, the judge may, on motion, order that the proceeding be stayed, on the terms the judge considers appropriate.

  • (2) A judge may, on motion, order that no further documents be filed relating to an application for leave to appeal which has been dismissed if the judge is satisfied that the filing of further documents by a party would be vexatious or made for an improper purpose.

  •  (1) The Registrar, after sending a notice in Form 67 to the parties referred to in subrule 66(1) or (2) and copies to all other parties, may request that a judge make an order pursuant to subrule 66(1) or (2), as the case may be.

  • (2) Within 10 days after receipt of the Registrar’s notice, a party may serve on all other parties and file with the Registrar a response.

PART 13Scheduling and Appearances

Scheduling — Motions and Applications for Leave

  •  (1) The Chief Justice or, in the absence of the Chief Justice, the senior judge present, shall set the dates on which the Court shall hear motions and applications for leave to appeal for which a hearing has been ordered pursuant to paragraph 43(1)(c) or subsection 43(1.2) of the Act.

  • (2) The Court may hear motions and applications for leave to appeal on dates other than those set out in subsection 32(3) of the Act.

Scheduling — Appeals

  •  (1) After the respondent’s factum is filed or at the end of the eight-week period referred to in Rule 36, the Registrar shall enter the appeal on a list of cases to be heard by the Court.

  • (2) On confirmation of the date of hearing by the Court, and no later than the first day of a session referred to in subsection 32(3) of the Act, the Registrar shall issue a list of appeals to be heard and send a copy of a notice of hearing in Form 69 to all parties.

Appearances — Motions and Applications for Leave

 Unless the Court or a judge otherwise orders,

  • (a) no more than one counsel shall present oral argument for each party on motions and applications for leave to appeal;

  • (b) the applicant or all of the applicants, as the case may be, shall limit their oral argument to 15 minutes in total, and their reply to five minutes in total;

  • (c) the respondent or all of the respondents, as the case may be, shall limit their oral argument to 15 minutes in total; and

  • (d) an intervener permitted under subrule 59(2) to present oral argument in an application for leave to appeal shall limit their oral argument to the time allotted in the order granting the intervention.

Appearances — Appeals

  •  (1) Unless the Court or a judge otherwise orders,

    • (a) no more than two counsel for each appellant or respondent and one counsel for each intervener shall present oral argument on an appeal; and

    • (b) no more than one counsel for each appellant shall have the right of a reply.

  • (2) Respondents and interveners do not have the right of reply unless the Court or a judge otherwise orders.

  • (3) A respondent or an intervener who fails to file their factum within the time set out in Rule 36 or 37, as the case may be, shall not present oral argument on the appeal unless a judge, on motion, otherwise orders.

  • (4) The name of counsel appearing before the Court shall be given in writing to the Registrar at least two weeks before the appeal is to be heard.

  • (5) Unless the Court or a judge otherwise orders,

    • (a) the appellant or all of the appellants, as the case may be, shall limit their oral argument to one hour in total, and their reply to five minutes, but when the appellant or all of the appellants do not use the entire hour for principal argument, up to a maximum of 15 additional minutes may be taken for reply;

    • (b) the respondent or all of the respondents, as the case may be, shall limit their oral argument to one hour in total;

    • (c) an attorney general referred to in subrule 61(4) shall limit their oral argument to 15 minutes each; and

    • (d) an intervener permitted under subrule 59(2) to present oral argument shall limit their oral argument to the time allotted in the order granting the intervention.

  • (6) If a judge or the Registrar directs that a motion related to an appeal must be heard by the Court on the day of the hearing of the appeal, the time allotted under subrule (5) to the party who made the motion shall be reduced accordingly unless the Court, a judge or the Registrar otherwise orders.

  • (7) All counsel appearing before the Court shall be robed.

Failure to Appear

 If any party fails to appear on the day and at the time fixed for the hearing, the Court may hear the party or parties present and may dispose of the proceeding without hearing the party so failing to appear, or may postpone the hearing on such terms, including the payment of costs, as the Court considers appropriate.

PART 14Reconsiderations and Re-hearings

Reconsideration of Application for Leave to Appeal

  •  (1) There shall be no reconsideration of an application for leave to appeal unless there are exceedingly rare circumstances in the case that warrant consideration by the Court.

  • (2) A motion for reconsideration must be served on all parties and the original and five copies filed with the Registrar within 30 days after the judgment on the application for leave to appeal.

  • (3) The motion for reconsideration shall be bound with grey covers and consist of the following, in the following order:

    • (a) a notice of motion for reconsideration in Form 47, with any modifications that the circumstances may require;

    • (b) an affidavit setting out the exceedingly rare circumstances in the case that warrant consideration by the Court and an explanation of why the issue was not previously raised;

    • (c) any new documents that the party intends to rely on; and

    • (d) a statement of argument not exceeding 10 pages.

  • (4) A motion for reconsideration that does not include an affidavit setting out exceedingly rare circumstances as described in paragraph 3(b) shall not be submitted to the Court.

  • (5) A respondent may respond to a motion for reconsideration within 10 days of its acceptance for filing by serving on all other parties and filing with the Registrar the original and five copies of a statement of argument not exceeding 10 pages.

Re-hearing of Application for Leave to Appeal

 There shall be no re-hearing of an application for leave to appeal.

Reconsideration or Re-Hearing of a Motion

 Subject to Rule 78, there shall be no reconsideration or re-hearing of a motion.

Re-Hearing of Appeal

  •  (1) At any time before judgment is rendered or within 30 days after the judgment, a party may make a motion to the Court for a re-hearing of an appeal.

  • (2) Notwithstanding the time referred to in subrule 54(1), the other parties may respond to the motion for a re-hearing within 15 days after service of the motion.

  • (3) Within 15 days after service of the response to the motion for a re-hearing, the applicant may reply by serving on all other parties and filing with the Registrar the original and 14 copies of the reply.

  • (4) Notwithstanding subrule 54(4), there shall be no oral argument on a motion for a re-hearing unless the Court otherwise orders.

  • (5) If the Court orders a re-hearing, the Court may make any order as to the conduct of the hearing as it considers appropriate.

PART 15Orders and Judgments

Orders

 Every order shall be signed either by the judge who made it or by the Registrar.

Review of Order of Registrar

  •  (1) Within 20 days after the Registrar makes an order, any party affected by the order may make a motion to a judge to review the order.

  • (2) The affidavit in support of the motion shall set out the reasons for the objection to the order.

Judgment of the Court

 A judgment rendered by the Court shall be signed by a judge and sealed with the Court seal.

Date of Judgment

 Every judgment shall bear the date on which it is rendered and shall take effect from that day unless the Court otherwise orders.

Amending Judgment

  •  (1) Within 30 days after a judgment, a party may make a motion to a judge or request to the Registrar where all the parties affected have consented to amend the judgment if the judgment

    • (a) contains an error arising from an accidental slip or omission;

    • (b) does not accord with the judgment as delivered by the Court in open court; or

    • (c) overlooked or accidentally omitted a matter that should have been dealt with.

  • (2) The judge on a motion under subrule (1) may dismiss the motion, amend the judgment or direct that a motion for a re-hearing be made to the Court in accordance with Rule 76.

PART 16Fees and Costs

Fees Payable to Registrar

  •  (1) The fees payable to the Registrar are those set out in Schedule A.

  • (2) A party may on motion to the Registrar request an exemption from paying any of the fees set out in Schedule A.

Taxation of Costs

  •  (1) Costs in a proceeding shall be taxed by the Registrar party and party in accordance with the tariff of fees and disbursements set out in Schedule B unless the Court otherwise orders.

  • (2) The party requesting the taxation of costs shall serve on all parties who are liable to pay and file with the Registrar a notice of taxation in Form 83A together with a bill of costs in Form 83B.

  • (3) Within 10 days after service of the notice of taxation and bill of costs, a party who disputes the taxation of the bill of costs or one of its items shall serve on the party requesting the taxation and all other parties who are liable to pay, and file with the Registrar a response in letter form.

  • (4) Within five days after service of the response, the party requesting the taxation may serve on all parties who are liable to pay and file with the Registrar a reply in letter form.

  • (5) At the end of the time period referred to in subrule (4) or if a consent to taxation is filed, the Registrar shall issue a certificate of taxation.

  • (6) The certificate of taxation is final and conclusive as to all matters not objected to.

  • (7) When, pursuant to an order of the Court, a judge or the Registrar, a party who is entitled to receive costs is liable to pay costs to any other party, the Registrar may adjust the costs accordingly.

  • (8) The Registrar may direct the production of such books, papers and documents as the Registrar considers necessary to tax costs.

Objection to Taxation of Costs

  •  (1) Within 15 days after the certificate of taxation is received, any party may object to the taxation of costs on the ground that the bill of costs contains a clerical or calculation error by serving on all other parties and filing with the Registrar an objection in letter form specifying the errors alleged and the corrections sought to be made.

  • (2) Any party who objects to the taxation of costs on any other ground not specified in subrule (1) may, within 15 days after the certificate of taxation is received, make a motion to a judge for a review of the taxation, and the judge may make such order with respect to the item in dispute as that judge considers appropriate.

  • (3) An objection to the taxation shall be determined upon the evidence that had been brought before the Registrar, and no further evidence shall be received in support of the motion unless the judge or the Registrar, as the case may be, otherwise orders.

  • (4) The costs in a review referred to in subrule (2) shall be in the discretion of the judge.

Costs of Discontinuance or Dismissal

 Except in the case of a proceeding commenced under a provision of the Criminal Code, if a proceeding is discontinued without the consent of the respondent or is dismissed as abandoned, a respondent is entitled to have their costs taxed by the Registrar without a further order, unless the Court or a judge otherwise orders.

PART 17Security

Payment of Money Out of Court

  •  (1) Money deposited as security under paragraph 60(1)(b) of the Act may be paid out of Court on motion to the Registrar.

  • (2) The Registrar may provide for the payment of all monies to the party who paid the security, their counsel or their agent.

  • (3) If any other party, their counsel and their agent cannot be found, notice of a motion for payment out may be given by posting a copy of it at the Registry and the Registrar shall refer the motion to a judge no sooner than 28 days after the notice was posted.

Security and Interest

 Interest in accordance with the Financial Administration Act shall be paid on money deposited as security.

Dispensing with Security

  •  (1) A party may, on motion to a judge or the Registrar, request an exemption from providing security under paragraph 60(1)(b) of the Act.

  • (2) The affidavit of a party in support of a motion under subrule (1) shall set out that the party’s net assets, exclusive of their family home and the subject-matter of the proceeding, do not exceed $5,000 and that they are unable to provide security.

PART 18Miscellaneous Provisions

Affidavit

  •  (1) An affidavit shall be filed to substantiate any fact that is not a matter of record in the Court.

  • (2) An affidavit to be used in a proceeding shall be limited to the statement of facts within the knowledge of the deponent, but statements based on information or belief that state the source of the information or the grounds for the belief may be admitted by the Court, a judge or the Registrar.

  • (3) When the record of the court appealed from or of the trial court is filed with the Registrar, that record is part of the record of the Court.

Examination on Affidavit

  •  (1) Any party may, by leave of a judge or the Registrar on motion, cross-examine the deponent of an affidavit filed with the Registrar by serving on the party who filed the affidavit a notice requiring the production of the deponent and documents for cross-examination before a commissioner for oaths designated by the judge or the Registrar.

  • (2) The notice required by subrule (1) shall be served within the time that the judge or Registrar may order.

  • (3) Any cross-examination referred to in subrule (1) shall take place before the proceeding is heard unless a judge or the Registrar otherwise orders.

  • (4) The transcript of a cross-examination may be filed with the Registrar within 10 days after the cross-examination.

  • (5) A judge or the Registrar may, on his or her own initiative, order the production of documents on a cross-examination.

  • (6) Where a deponent is not produced for cross-examination, the deponent’s affidavit shall be struck out unless a judge or the Registrar otherwise orders.

Oaths and Witnesses

  •  (1) The Registrar and each Registry officer who is certified as a commissioner for oaths may administer oaths.

  • (2) The Registrar may examine witnesses in any proceeding.

Appointment of Amicus Curiae

 The Court or a judge may appoint an amicus curiae in an appeal.

Discontinuance

  •  (1) Subject to subrule (2), a party may discontinue any proceeding by serving on all other parties and filing with the Registrar a notice of discontinuance.

  • (2) An appellant who discontinues an appeal under section 69 of the Act shall also serve on the clerk of the court appealed from a copy of the notice of discontinuance.

Notices to the Profession

 The Registrar may issue notices to the profession as the Registrar considers necessary to explain or clarify these Rules or the practice before the Court.

Special Notice Convening Court

 The Registrar shall publish, in Form 95, the notice convening the Court under section 34 of the Act.

PART 19Transitional, Repeal and Coming into Force

Transitional

 The Rules in force on the day prior to the day these Rules come into force shall continue to apply to all cases where the notice of appeal has been filed before the day these Rules come into force.

Repeal

 [Repeal]

Coming into force

 These Rules come into force on June 28, 2002.

FORM 14Rule 14Notice of Bilingual Name

(General Heading — Use Form 22)

TAKE NOTICE that (name) is registered in accordance with (name federal or provincial Act) as follows:
(Set out the name of the party in both official languages)
Dated at (place and province or territory) this (date) day of (month), (year).
SIGNED BY (signature of counsel or party filing notice or agent)
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Counsel or party filing noticeAgent
(Counsel’s (or party’s, if unrepresented) name, address and telephone number, and fax number and e-mail address (if any))(Agent’s name, address and telephone number, and fax number and e-mail address (if any))
ORIGINAL TO:     THE REGISTRAR
COPIES TO:         (Name, address and telephone number, and fax number and e-mail address (if any), of every party)

FORM 16Rule 16Notice of Agent Representing Two Opposing Parties

(General Heading — Use Form 22)

TAKE NOTICE that I (name), agent for (name parties), have advised these parties that I am representing two opposing parties before this Court and that these parties consent.
Dated at (place and province or territory) this (date) day of (month), (year).
Agent
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(Signed)
ORIGINAL TO:     THE REGISTRAR
COPIES TO:           (Name, address and telephone number, and fax number and e-mail address (if any), of every party)

FORM 20Rule 20Affidavit of Service

(General Heading — Use Form 22)

I, (name of deponent), (profession of deponent), of (place, province or territory), MAKE OATH AND SAY AS FOLLOWS:
THAT on the (date) day of (month), (year), I did personally serve (name of person served), of (address of person served), with the annexed (identify document served) by delivering to the said person a true copy thereof.
Sworn (or Affirmed) before me at
the (City, Town, etc.) of (name) in the (Province or Territory) of (name), this ___ day of ______, 20__.

A Commissioner of Oaths

(Signature of deponent)

FORM 22Rule 22General Heading File Number:________

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF CANADA
(ON APPEAL FROM (NAME OF COURT APPEALED FROM))
BETWEEN:
(Name)
Applicant (on application for leave) or
Appellant (on appeal)
(status of party in court appealed from)
and
(Name)
Respondent
(status of party in court appealed from)
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(TITLE OF DOCUMENT)
(NAME AND STATUS OF PARTY FILING DOCUMENT)
(section of the act or these Rules on which document is based)
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NOTE:1) The style of cause shall name only those listed under subrule 22(2) or (3), as the case may be.
2) Where two or more applicants or appellants each file their own notice of application for leave to appeal or notice of appeal, as the case may be, the style of cause in subsequent documents shall be set out as follows:

BETWEEN

(Style of cause setting out name of applicant or appellant and respondent)

AND BETWEEN

(Style of cause setting out name of other applicant or appellant and respondent)

FORM 23Rule 23Cover

(General Heading — Use Form 22)

(Insert, for each of the parties named in the style of cause, the following:)
(Name and status of party)Agent
(Counsel’s (or party’s, if unrepresented) name, address and telephone number, and fax number and e-mail address (if any))(Agent’s name, address and telephone number, and fax number and e-mail address (if any))

FORM 25ARule 25Notice of Application for Leave To Appeal

(General Heading — Use Form 22)

TAKE NOTICE that (name) hereby applies for leave to appeal to the Court, pursuant to (cite the section of the act or these Rules under which the application for leave is made), from the judgment of the (name of the court appealed fromand file number from that court) made (date), and for (insert the nature of order or relief sought) or such further or other order that the said Court may deem appropriate;
AND FURTHER TAKE NOTICE that this application for leave is made on the following grounds: (set out concisely and number each ground on which the application is made).
Dated at (place and province or territory) this (date) day of (month), (year).
SIGNED BY (signature of counsel or party or agent)
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ApplicantAgent (if any)
(Counsel’s (or party’s, if unrepresented) name, address and telephone number, and fax number and e-mail address (if any))(Agent’s name, address and telephone number, and fax number and e-mail address (if any))
ORIGINAL TO:     THE REGISTRAR
COPIES TO:(Name, address and telephone number, and fax number and e-mail address (if any), of every party and all other parties and interveners in the court appealed from)
NOTICE TO THE RESPONDENT: A respondent may serve and file a memorandum in response to this application for leave to appeal within 30 days after service of the application. If no response is filed within that time, the Registrar will submit this application for leave to appeal to the Court for consideration pursuant to section 43 of the Supreme Court Act.

FORM 25BRule 25Certificate (Applicant or Appellant)

(General Heading — Use Form 22)

I (name), (counsel or agent) for the (name of applicant or appellant), hereby certify that (state whether or not there is a sealing order or ban on the publication of evidence or the names or identity of a party or witness in this case, and give details of sealing order or ban (if any)).
Dated at (place and province or territory) this (date) day of (month), (year).
(Counsel or agent) for the (applicant or appellant)
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(Signed)
ORIGINAL TO:     THE REGISTRAR
COPIES TO:        (Name, address and telephone number, and fax number and e-mail address (if any), of every party)
(Include a copy of any written order)

FORM 29Rule 29Notice of Application for Leave To Cross-Appeal

(General Heading — Use Form 22 and style of cause for application for leave or appeal, as the case may be)

TAKE NOTICE that (name) hereby applies for leave to cross-appeal to this Court, pursuant to (cite the section of the act or these Rules under which the application for leave to cross-appeal is made), from the judgment of the (name of the court appealed from and file number from that court) made (date) and for (insert the nature of order or relief sought) or such further or other order that the said Court may deem appropriate;
AND FURTHER TAKE NOTICE that this application for leave to cross-appeal is made on the following grounds: (set out concisely and number each ground on which the application is made).
Dated at (place and province or territory) this (date) day of (month), (year).
SIGNED BY (signature of counsel or party or agent)
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RespondentAgent (if any)
(Counsel’s (or party’s, if unrepresented) name, address and telephone number, and fax number and e-mail address (if any))(Agent’s name, address and telephone number, and fax number and e-mail address (if any))
ORIGINAL TO:     THE REGISTRAR
COPIES TO:        (Name, address and telephone number, and fax number and e-mail address (if any), of every party and all other parties and interveners in the court appealed from)
NOTICE TO THE APPLICANT: An applicant may serve and file a memorandum in response to this application for leave to cross-appeal within 30 days after service of the application for leave to cross-appeal.

FORM 33Rule 33Notice of Appeal

(General Heading — Use Form 22)

TAKE NOTICE that pursuant to leave granted by this Court on (date), (name) hereby appeals to the Supreme Court of Canada from the judgment of the (name of the court appealed from) made on (date);
OR
TAKE NOTICE that (name) hereby appeals as of right to the Supreme Court of Canada from the judgment of the (name of the court appealed from) made on (date) pursuant to (set out the provision(s) of the statute that authorizes the appeal);
(In the case of an appeal under paragraphs 691(1)(a), 691(2)(a), 692(3)(a) or 693(1)(a) of the Criminal Code, state the following:)
AND FURTHER TAKE NOTICE that the dissenting judgment of the court appealed from is, in whole or in part, based on the following questions of law: (as specified in the judgment issued pursuant to section 677 of the Criminal Code)
Dated at (place and province or territory) this (date) day of (month), (year).
SIGNED BY (signature of counsel or party or agent)
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AppellantAgent
(Counsel’s (or party’s, if unrepresented) name, address and telephone number, and fax number and e-mail address (if any))(Agent’s name, address and telephone number, and fax number and e-mail address (if any))
ORIGINAL TO:     THE REGISTRAR
COPIES TO:        (Name, address and telephone number, and fax number and e-mail address (if any), of every party and all other parties and interveners in the court appealed from)
(In the case of an appeal as of right, include a copy of the judgment and reasons for judgment appealed from and a copy of the certificate in Form 25B)

FORM 38Rule 38Certificate of Counsel (Appellant)

(General Heading — Use Form 22)

I (name), (counsel or agent) for the appellant, hereby certify that the annexed record contains the judgment appealed from and only so much of the pleadings, evidence, affidavits and other documents as is necessary to raise the question for the decision of the Court and that all recorded reasons for judgments and orders are included in the said record.
And I do further certify that I have closely examined the record and verily believe that it is a true and correct reproduction of the originals and that the same has been proofread.
Dated at (place and province or territory) this (date) day of (month), (year).
(Counsel or agent) for the appellant
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(Signed)

FORM 39Rule 39Certificate of Counsel (Respondent)

(General Heading — Use Form 22)

I (name), (counsel or agent) for the respondent, hereby certify that the annexed record contains the judgment appealed from and only so much of the pleadings, evidence, affidavits and other documents as is necessary to raise the question for the decision of the Court and that all recorded reasons for judgments and orders are included in the said record.
And I do further certify that I have closely examined the record and verily believe that it is a true and correct reproduction of the originals and that the same has been proofread.
Dated at (place and province or territory) this (date) day of (month), (year).
(Counsel or agent) for the respondent
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(Signed)

FORM 46Rule 46Notice of Reference

(General Heading — Use Form 22)

TAKE NOTICE that the said reference is filed pursuant to (cite the section of the act or these Rules under which the reference is made).
Dated at (place and province or territory) this (date) day of (month), (year).
SIGNED BY (signature of counsel or agent)
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CounselAgent
(Counsel’s name, address and telephone number, and fax number and e-mail address (if any))(Agent’s name, address and telephone number, and fax number and e-mail address (if any))
(Attach Order in Council)

FORM 47Rule 47Notice of Motion to a Judge or the Registrar

(General Heading — Use Form 22 and style of cause for application for leave or appeal, as the case may be)

TAKE NOTICE that (name) hereby applies to (a judge or the Registrar of the Court, as the case may be) pursuant to (cite section of the act or these Rules under which the motion is made), for an order for (insert nature of the order or relief sought) or such further or other order as the said (judge or Registrar) may deem appropriate;
AND FURTHER TAKE NOTICE that the said motion shall be made on the following grounds:
(set out concisely and number each ground on which the motion is made).
Dated at (place and province or territory) this (date) day of (month), (year).
SIGNED BY (signature of counsel or party or agent)
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Applicant to the motionAgent
(Counsel’s (or party’s, if unrepresented) name, address and telephone number, and fax number and e-mail address (if any))(Agent’s name, address and telephone number, and fax number and e-mail address (if any))
ORIGINAL TO:     THE REGISTRAR
COPIES TO:        (Name, address and telephone number, and fax number and e-mail address (if any), of all other parties)
NOTICE TO THE RESPONDENT TO THE MOTION: A respondent to the motion may serve and file a response to this motion within 10 days after service of the motion. If no response is filed within that time, the motion will be submitted for consideration to a judge or the Registrar, as the case may be.
If the motion is served and filed with the supporting documents of the application for leave to appeal, then the Respondent may serve and file the response to the motion together with the response to the application for leave.

FORM 52Rule 52Notice of Motion to the Court

(General Heading — Use Form 22 and style of cause for application for leave or appeal, as the case may be)

TAKE NOTICE that (name) hereby applies to the Court, pursuant to (cite section of the act or these Rules under which the motion is made), for an order for (insert nature of the order or relief sought) or such further or other order as the said Court may deem appropriate;
AND FURTHER TAKE NOTICE that the said motion shall be made on the following grounds:
(set out concisely and number each ground on which the motion is made).
Dated at (place and province or territory) this (date) day of (month), (year).
SIGNED BY (signature of counsel or party or agent)
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Applicant to the motionAgent
(Counsel’s (or party’s, if unrepresented) name, address and telephone number, and fax number and e-mail address (if any))(Agent’s name, address and telephone number, and fax number and e-mail address (if any))
ORIGINAL TO:     THE REGISTRAR
COPIES TO:        (Name, address and telephone number, and fax number and e-mail address (if any), of all other parties)
NOTICE TO THE RESPONDENT TO THE MOTION: A respondent to the motion may serve and file a response to this motion within 10 days after service of the motion.

FORM 61ARule 61Notice of Constitutional Question

(General Heading — Use Form 22)

TAKE NOTICE that, pursuant to the order of the Chief Justice (or other judge) made on (date), the constitutional question(s) in this appeal from the judgment of the (name of court appealed from) made on (date), are attached hereto;
AND TAKE NOTICE that any notice of intervention in Form 61B in this appeal must be served on all other parties and filed with the Registrar of the Supreme Court of Canada on or before (date).
Dated at (place and province or territory) this (date) day of (month), (year).
SIGNED BY (signature of counsel or party or agent)
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Applicant to the motionAgent
(Counsel’s (or party’s, if unrepresented) name, address and telephone number, and fax number and e-mail address (if any))(Agent’s name, address and telephone number, and fax number and e-mail address (if any))
ORIGINAL TO:     THE REGISTRAR
COPIES TO:        (Name, address and telephone number, and fax number and e-mail address (if any), of attorneys general)
(Attach a copy of the order of constitutional question(s) and reasons for the judgment appealed from)

FORM 61BRule 61Notice of Intervention Respecting Constitutional Question

(General Heading — Use Form 22)

By order of the Chief Justice (or other judge), made on (date), giving notice of the constitutional question(s) raised herein, (the Attorney General of blank line or Minister of Justice of the government of the blank line) intends to intervene, file a factum and (not) participate in oral argument.
Dated at (place and province or territory) this (date) day of (month), (year).
SIGNED BY (signature of counsel for attorney general or agent)
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Counsel for attorney generalAgent
(Counsel’s name, address and telephone number, and fax number and e-mail address (if any))(Agent’s name, address and telephone number, and fax number and e-mail address (if any))
ORIGINAL TO:     THE REGISTRAR
COPIES TO:        (Name, address and telephone number, and fax number and e-mail address (if any) of all other parties)

FORM 64Rule 64Notice of Intention To Dismiss Application for Leave for Delay

(General Heading — Use Form 22)

TAKE NOTICE that (name) has not served and filed all the documents required under Rule 25 of the Rules of the Supreme Court of Canada for this application for leave within the later of
  • (a) the time set out in paragraph 58(1)(a) of the Supreme Court Act or the time extended under subsection 59(1) of that Act, and

  • (b) three months after the filing of a notice of application for leave to appeal;

AND FURTHER TAKE NOTICE that the Registrar may dismiss the application for leave to appeal as abandoned if the time for serving and filing the materials is not extended by a judge on motion. The applicant must serve and file the motion for an extension of time within 20 days after the receipt of this notice.
Dated at (place and province or territory) this (date) day of (month), (year).
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Registrar
ORIGINAL TO:     THE APPLICANT
(Name, address and telephone number, and fax number and e-mail address (if any))
COPIES TO:    (Name, address and telephone number, and fax number and e-mail address (if any) of all other parties)

FORM 65Rule 65Notice of Intent To Dismiss Appeal for Delay

(General Heading — Use Form 22)

TAKE NOTICE that (name) has not served and filed a notice of appeal within the time period set out in paragraph 58(1)(b) of the Supreme Court Act or the time extended under subsection 59(1) of that Act;
AND FURTHER TAKE NOTICE that a judge may dismiss the appeal as abandoned if the time for serving and filing the notice of appeal is not extended by a judge on motion. The appellant must serve and file the motion for an extension of time within 20 days after service of this notice.
OR
TAKE NOTICE that (name) has not served and filed the appellant’s record and/or factum within the time period set out in Rule 35 of the Rules of the Supreme Court of Canada;
AND FURTHER TAKE NOTICE that a judge may dismiss the appeal as abandoned if the time for serving and filing the appellant’s record and factum is not extended by a judge on motion. The appellant must serve and file the motion for an extension of time within 20 days after the receipt of this notice.
Dated at (place and province or territory) this (date) day of (month), (year).
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Registrar
ORIGINAL TO:    THE APPELLANT    (Name, address and telephone number, and fax number and e-mail address (if any))
COPIES TO:        (Name, address and telephone number, and fax number and e-mail address (if any) of all other parties)

FORM 67Rule 67Notice of Request — Vexatious Proceeding

(General Heading — Use Form 22)

TAKE NOTICE that, pursuant to subrule 67(1) of the Rules of the Supreme Court of Canada, the Registrar will be requesting a judge to make an order staying the proceedings, and, if the judge is satisfied that (name) is proceeding in a vexatious manner, the judge may order a stay of proceedings.
OR
TAKE NOTICE that, pursuant to subrule 67(1) of the Rules of the Supreme Court of Canada, the Registrar will be requesting a judge to make an order that no further document be filed relating to the dismissed application for leave to appeal, and, if the judge is satisfied that the filing of further documents would be vexatious or made for an improper purpose, the judge may order that no further documents be filed relating to that application for leave to appeal.
Dated at (place and province or territory) this (date) day of (month), (year).
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Registrar
ORIGINAL TO:   THE PARTY    (Name, address and telephone number, and fax number and e-mail address (if any))
COPIES TO:          (Name, address and telephone number, and fax number and e-mail address (if any) of all other parties)
NOTICE TO THE PARTIES:The parties may serve and file a response to this notice within 10 days after receipt of this notice.

FORM 69Rule 69Notice of Hearing

(General Heading — Use Form 22)

TAKE NOTICE THAT the above-noted appeal has been scheduled for hearing on (hearing date).
Dated at (place and province or territory) this (date) day of (month), (year).
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Registrar
COPIES TO:    (Name, address and telephone number, and fax number and e-mail address (if any), of every party)

FORM 83ARule 83Notice of Taxation

(General Heading — Use Form 22)

TAKE NOTICE that (name) hereby requests the Registrar for taxation of the attached bill of costs on the (name of parties).
Dated at (place and province or territory) this (date) day of (month), (year).
SIGNED BY (signature of counsel or party requesting taxation or agent)
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Counsel or party, if unrepresented, requesting taxationAgent if any
(Counsel’s (or party’s, if unrepresented) name, address and telephone number, and fax number and e-mail address (if any))(Agent’s name, address and telephone number, and fax number and e-mail address (if any))
ORIGINAL TO:     THE REGISTRAR
COPIES TO:        (Name, address and telephone number, and fax number and e-mail address (if any), of every party liable to pay)
NOTICE TO THE PARTIES: A party who disputes the taxation of the bill of costs or one of its items shall serve and file a response in letter form to this notice within 10 days after the service of this notice.

FORM 83BRule 83Bill of Costs

(General Heading — Use Form 22)

ItemFeesDisbursements
1.(Insert each applicableitem of the tariff of fees and disbursements pursuant to the tariff set out in Schedule B)$$
SUBTOTAL$$
TOTAL$$
(The following to be completed by the Registrar)
Taxed and allowed at the sum of $_______
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Registrar
This blank line day of blank line 20___.

FORM 95Supreme Court of Canada

Special Session

The Supreme Court of Canada will hold a special session at the City of Ottawa on the ______________ day of __________________20___, for the purpose of hearing causes and disposing of such other business as may be brought before the Court (or for the purpose of hearing election appeals, criminal appeals or appeals in cases of habeas corpus, or for the purpose of giving judgments only, as the case may be).
By order of the Chief Justice, or by order of Justice blank line
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Registrar
Dated this blank lineday of blank line 20___.

SCHEDULE A(Rule 82)Tariff of Fees To Be Paid to the Registrar of the Supreme Court of Canada

1On the filing of
  • (a) a notice of application for leave, notice of appeal or other document that commences a proceeding

$ 50
(If a proceeding is commenced by the filing of a notice of appeal accompanied by a notice of motion for leave to appeal in forma pauperis, payment of this fee shall be deferred until the outcome of the motion. The fee does not apply to a notice of application for leave to cross-appeal.)
  • (b) a notice of motion other than one that commences a proceeding

50
  • (c) a bill of costs for taxation

50
2For depositing security10
3For inspection of closed court files, per file5
(This fee does not apply to a party to the proceeding or that party’s counsel or agent).
4For making copies of documents:
0.50
  • (b) for certification of a copy of a document, an additional

15
5For digital scanning or fax transmission of a document, per page0.50
6For a certificate of the Registrar attesting to the state of proceedings in any matter or certifying that there are no such proceedings15
7For taking affidavits5
8For each copy of reasons for judgment10
9For the Bulletin of Proceedings:
  • (a) individual issue

10
  • (b) annual subscription

200
Any person may be exempted from paying any of the above fees, in special cases, at the discretion of the Registrar.

SCHEDULE B(Rule 83)Tariff of Fees and Disbursements To Be Taxed Between Parties in the Supreme Court of Canada

Part I — Counsel’s fees
1Application for leave:
  • (a) where dealt with in writing

$ 350
  • (b) where oral hearing held

600
(Paragraphs (a) and (b) include preparation of the notice of application for leave and memorandum of argument, and preparation for oral argument, where oral hearing held, but do not include motions or fees for printing the application book.)
  • (c) additional fee for preparation of memorandum of argument, at the discretion of the Registrar, up to

225
  • (d) abandoned or discontinued application for leave

75
  • (e) printing of first copy of application book, per page

1.35
(Paragraph (e) includes assembly of documents for application for leave in accordance with Rule 25, and correcting and superintending printing.)
(Paragraphs (a), (b) and (d) are subject to increase, in special cases, at the discretion of the Registrar.)
2Motions:
  • (a) brought before the Court under Rule 52

600
  • (b) brought before a judge under Rule 47

115
  • (c) brought before the Registrar under Rule 47

75
(Paragraphs (b) and (c) include all notices of motion and supporting material required by Rule 47.)
  • (d) additional fee for preparation of memorandum of argument, at the discretion of the Registrar, up to

225
  • (e) printing of first copy of motion book, per page

1.35
(Paragraph (e) includes assembly of documents for motion in accordance with Rule 52, and correcting and superintending printing.)
  • (f) cross-examination of a deponent under Rule 90, at the discretion of the Registrar, up to

150
  • (g) abandoned or discontinued motion

75
(Paragraphs (a) to (c), (f) and (g) are subject to increase, in special cases, at the discretion of the Registrar.)
3Appeals:
  • (a) notice of appeal

30
  • (b) depositing security

25
(Paragraph (b) includes serving and filing notice of deposit of security, but does not include motions to approve security.)
  • (c) for printing first copy of record, per page

1.35
(Paragraph (c) includes assembly of documents for the record in accordance with Rules 38 to 40 and correcting and superintending printing.)
  • (i) preparation of factum

425
(Subparagraph (d)(i) is subject to increase, in special cases, at the discretion of the Registrar.)
  • (ii) for printing of first copy of factum, including correcting and superintending printing, per page

1.35
  • (e) for assembly of first copy of book of authorities, per page

0.50
  • (f) abandoned or discontinued appeals

300
(Paragraph (f) is subject to increase, in special cases, at the discretion of the Registrar.)
  • (g) hearing of appeal:

  • (i) preparation for and attendance at hearing

1,800
  • (ii) fee for junior counsel is one-third of the above fee, at the discretion of the Registrar.

(Paragraph (g) is subject to increase, in special cases, at the discretion of the Registrar.)
4Miscellaneous:
  • (a) on delivery of judgment

40
  • (b) on taxation

40
  • (c) fee to the duly entered agent, at the discretion of the Registrar

120
(Paragraph (c) is subject to increase, at the discretion of the Registrar, up to300
If the counsel of record resides in the National Capital Region, one-half of the fees in paragraph 4(a), (b) or (c).
Part II — Disbursements
The following are allowed by the Registrar for disbursements:
1Fees paid to the Registrar under Schedule A.
2A reasonable amount for reproducing documents required to be filed with the Court, including applications for leave to appeal, motions, records, factums and books of authorities.
3Reasonable amounts for other disbursements necessarily incurred in proceedings before the Court, including travel expenses.
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