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Federal Courts Rules

Version of section 139 from 2021-06-17 to 2022-01-12:

Marginal note:Manner of service — other documents

  •  (1) If a document is not required to be served personally, service on a party is to be effected by

    • (a) personal service;

    • (b) leaving it at the party’s address for service;

    • (c) mailing it or delivering it by courier to the party’s address for service;

    • (d) transmitting it by fax to the party’s solicitor of record, or, if the party has no solicitor of record, to the party;

    • (e) transmitting it to the electronic address set out by the party in Form 141A; or

    • (f) any other means that the Court may direct.

  • Marginal note:Service on other parties

    (2) Subject to subsection 36(3) and rules 145 and 204.1, the document shall be served on all other parties.

  • Marginal note:If no address for service

    (3) If a party has no address for service at the time of service, the document may be served by leaving it at, or by sending it by registered mail or courier to,

    • (a) if the party is an individual, the party’s usual or last known address; and

    • (b) if the party is an unincorporated body, a group of persons or a corporation, the principal or last known address of the body, group or corporation.

  • Marginal note:If no known address

    (4) If a party has no known address at the time of service, the document may be served by depositing it at the office of the Registry where the proceeding was commenced.

  • SOR/2015-21, s. 15
  • SOR/2021-150, s. 3

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