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Version of section 71 from 2015-01-30 to 2024-05-28:


Marginal note:Sending documents for filing

  •  (1) A document may be sent to the Registry for the purpose of filing by delivery, mail, fax or electronic transmission.

  • Marginal note:Sending by fax — prior consent required

    (2) The Administrator’s consent is required before any of the following documents may be sent by fax:

    • (a) a motion record, application record, trial record, appeal book or book of authorities; and

    • (b) any other document that is longer than 20 pages.

  • Marginal note:Fax cover page

    (3) A document that is sent by fax shall include a cover page that sets out the following information:

    • (a) the name, address and telephone number of the sender;

    • (b) the date and time of the transmission;

    • (c) the total number of pages being transmitted, including the cover page;

    • (d) a fax number at which the sender may receive documents; and

    • (e) the name and telephone number of the person that is to be contacted in the event of a transmission problem.

  • Marginal note:Sending by electronic transmission — document format

    (4) A document that is sent by electronic transmission shall be in PDF (Portable Document Format) or any other format that is approved by the Court.

  • Marginal note:Originating documents sent by electronic transmission

    (5) A person who sends an originating document by electronic transmission shall provide the Registry with paper copies for issuance or arrange for the Registry to prepare those copies.

  • SOR/2015-21, s. 11

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