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The Ministry of Attorney General requested input into proposed amendments to the Court of Appeal Act and the Court of Appeal Rules. A number of procedural and technical gaps were addressed to simplify the process for counsel and self-represented litigants.
Members of the Appellate Advocacy Section identified a number of areas where procedural gaps remained and where rules could be improved. The Section provided feedback and additional comments on the following specific areas: naming of respondents, preliminary objections, powers to vary an order, costs, ability to appeal subsequent orders, service of joint book of authorities, and process for bringing and responding to an application.
The Section reviewed and provided written feedback which was formally submitted to the Court Services Branch in response to the consultation.
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