Federal Courts Rules
Marginal note:No costs
299.41 (1) Subject to subsections (2) and (3), no costs may be awarded to any party to a motion for certification of an action as a class action, to a class action or to an appeal arising from a class action at any stage of the motion, class action or appeal.
(2) Costs may be awarded against a party referred to in subsection (1) at any time if
(a) the conduct of the party tended to unnecessarily lengthen the duration of the proceeding;
(b) any step in the proceeding by the party was improper, vexatious or unnecessary or was taken through negligence, mistake or excessive caution; or
(c) there are exceptional circumstances that make it unjust to deprive the successful party of costs.
Marginal note:Individual claims
(3) The Court has full discretion to award costs with respect to the determination of the individual claims of members of a class.
- SOR/2002-417, s. 17
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