Rules of the Supreme Court of Canada
(a) a notice of application for leave to appeal in Form 25, citing the legislative provision that authorizes the application for leave to appeal;
(b) beginning with the court of first instance or the administrative tribunal, as the case may be, and ending with the court appealed from,
(i) copies of the reasons, if any, for the respective judgments of the lower courts, as issued by the lower courts,
(ii) copies of all formal judgments or orders, as signed and entered, and
(iii) copies of all draft orders, the final versions of which shall be filed separately immediately after they are signed and entered;
(c) a memorandum of argument divided as follows:
(i) Part I, a concise overview of the party’s position with respect to issues of public importance that are raised in the application for leave to appeal and a concise statement of facts,
(ii) Part II, a concise statement of the questions in issue and, if the proposed appeal raises an issue in respect of the constitutional validity or applicability of a statute, regulation or common law rule or the inoperability of a statute or regulation, a concise statement of the 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, including the order or orders sought concerning costs,
(vi) Part VI, a table of authorities — including the relevant provisions of any statute, regulation, rule, ordinance or by-law being relied on, in both official languages if the provisions are required by law to be published in both official languages, and, if available, hyperlinks to the provisions — arranged alphabetically and setting out the paragraph numbers in Part III where the authorities are cited, and
(vii) Part VII, a photocopy, or a printout from an electronic database, of those provisions of any statute, regulation, rule, ordinance or by-law being relied on for which hyperlinks are not provided in Part VI, in both official languages if they are required by law to be published in both official languages; and
(c.1) [Repealed, SOR/2013-175, s. 16]
(d) the documents, including any affidavit in support of the application for leave to appeal, that the applicant intends to rely on, in chronological order.
(e) to (g) [Repealed, SOR/2013-175, s. 16]
(2) Parts I to V of the memorandum of argument shall not exceed 20 pages.
(3) If the documents referred to in paragraph (1)(d) include transcripts or evidence, a party shall reproduce only the relevant excerpts of the transcript or evidence, including exhibits.
(4) If the documents referred to in paragraph (1)(d) are reproduced in the record filed with the court appealed from, six copies of that record may be filed with the Registrar instead of the documents.
(5) [Repealed, SOR/2013-175, s. 16]
- SOR/2006-203, s. 7
- SOR/2011-74, s. 11
- SOR/2013-175, s. 16
- SOR/2016-271, ss. 14, 52(F)
- SOR/2019-1, s. 5
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