April 2011 - Rules Amending the Rules of the Supreme Court of Canada
Counsel are notified that the Rules Amending the Rules of the Supreme Court of Canada, SOR/2011-74, were published in Part II of the Canada Gazette on March 30, 2011. The amendments, which come into force on April 11, 2011, apply to all cases.
The most significant change is that all provisions setting out requirements for formatting documents have been deleted from the Rules. These requirements are now set out in the Guidelines for Preparing Documents to be Filed with the Supreme Court of Canada (Print and Electronic) issued pursuant to Rule 21.
Some changes have been made to the deadlines for filing certain documents. For example, the month of July is now included in the computation of time for serving and filing a response to a motion for leave to intervene in an appeal and for serving and filing a reply to such a response. As well, the period beginning on December 21 in any year and ending on January 7 in the following year is included in the computation of time for filing a motion to state a constitutional question.
The Rules and a guide to the 2011 amendments are available on this Web site and at the Registry office.
For further information, please contact any Registry officer at 613-996-8666.
Roger Bilodeau, Q.C.
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