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Rules of the Supreme Court of Canada (SOR/2002-156)

Regulations are current to 2021-09-11 and last amended on 2021-01-27. Previous Versions

PART 18Miscellaneous Provisions (continued)

Oaths and Witnesses

  •  (1) The Registrar and each Registry officer who is certified as a commissioner for oaths may administer oaths.

  • (2) The Registrar may examine witnesses in any proceeding.

Appointment of Amicus Curiae

 The Court or a judge may appoint an amicus curiae in an appeal.

Changes Affecting the Record

  • SOR/2011-74, s. 35(F)

 Counsel or their agents shall advise the Court in writing of any changes that affect the record in any motion, application for leave to appeal or appeal. When necessary, a party shall bring a motion to adduce new evidence to bring the change to the attention of the Court.

  • SOR/2006-203, s. 41


  •  (1) Subject to subrule (2), a party may discontinue any proceeding by serving on all other parties and filing with the Registrar a notice of discontinuance.

  • (2) An appellant who discontinues an appeal under section 69 of the Act shall also serve on the clerk of the court appealed from a copy of the notice of discontinuance.

Notices to the Profession

 The Registrar may issue notices to the profession as the Registrar considers necessary to explain or clarify these Rules or the practice before the Court.

  • SOR/2011-74, s. 36(F)

Notice Convening Court

  • SOR/2019-1, s. 13

 The Registrar shall publish, in Form 95, the notice convening the Court under section 34 of the Act.

Notice of Remote Participation by a Judge

  •  (1) Following the approval of the Chief Justice, a judge may, in any proceeding before the Court, participate by use of any communication technology.

  • (2) In advance of a proceeding referred to in subrule (1), the Registrar is to, if feasible, send a notice of remote participation by a judge in Form 95.1.

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