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Rules of the Supreme Court of Canada

Version of section 2 from 2011-04-11 to 2013-12-31:

 The following definitions apply in these Rules.


Act means the Supreme Court Act. (Loi)


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


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 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 means a member of the bar of a province. (procureur)


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


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


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


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

  • SOR/2011-74, s. 1
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