Proposed Federal Courts Rules Amendments

Proposed amendments to the Federal Courts Rules have been published in the Canada Gazette. The amendments are described as “miscellaneous amendments” and include additional time for notices of motion, changes in scheduling of general sittings, and allowing respondents to support an application.

The proposed rule changes were published on July 21, 2012 in Part I of the Canada Gazette and comments are invited for the next 60 days.

These proposed amendments appear to flow from a discussion paper published in the spring of 2011 and the comments submitted in response.