General Sittings

General Sittings of the Federal Court for the hearing of motions shall be held, except during the Christmas or summer recess or on a holiday,

  1. at Ottawa, every Wednesday and on any other day fixed by the Chief Justice of the Federal Court;
  2. at Toronto and Vancouver, every Tuesday and on any other day fixed by the Chief Justice of the Federal Court;
  3. in Quebec,
    1. at Montreal, every Tuesday and on any other day fixed by the Chief Justice of the Federal Court
    2. on a day and at any other place fixed by the Chief Justice of the Federal Court
  4. in every province other than Ontario, Quebec and British Columbia, at least once per month, on a day and at a place fixed by the Chief Justice of the Federal Court.

General Sittings dates will no longer be set aside for the Territories, as of January 2015. Should a motion be received, it will be treated as a special sitting as per Rule 35 of the Federal Courts Rules.

Notice is hereby given that a Justice or Prothonotary of the Federal Court will sit in Court, commencing at 9:30 in the forenoon, at the following places and on the dates indicated:

CALGARY

General Sittings for Calgary
CALGARY Before a Justice

Federal Court
635 - 8th Avenue South West
3rd floor
Calgary, Alberta

Monday, January 13, 2020
Monday, February 3, 2020
Monday, March 2, 2020
Monday, April 6, 2020
Monday, May 4, 2020
Monday, June 1, 2020

CHARLOTTETOWN

General Sittings for Charlottetown
CHARLOTTETOWN Before a Justice Before a Prothonotary

Federal Court
Sir Henry Louis Davies
Law Courts Building
42 Water Street
Charlottetown, P.E.I.

Thursday, January 16, 2020
Thursday, March 12, 2020
Thursday, May 7, 2020

Thursday, February 13, 2020 
Thursday, April 9, 2020
Thursday, June 11, 2020

EDMONTON

General Sittings for Edmonton
EDMONTON Before a Justice

Federal Court
Scotia Place - Tower 1
10060 Jasper Avenue, 5th floor
Edmonton, Alberta

Monday, January 13, 2020
Monday, February 10, 2020
Monday, March 9, 2020
Monday, April 6, 2020
Monday, May 11, 2020
Monday, June 8, 2020

FREDERICTON

General Sittings for Fredericton
FREDERICTON Before a Justice

Federal Court
Westmorland Place
82 Westmorland Street, Suite 100
Fredericton, New Brunswick

Monday, January 13, 2020
Monday, February 10, 2020
Monday, March 9, 2020
Monday, April 6, 2020
Monday, May 4, 2020
Monday, June 8, 2020

HALIFAX

General Sittings for Halifax
HALIFAX Before a Justice
Federal Court
Law Courts Building  
1815 Upper Water Street
5th floor
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Thursday, January 16, 2020
Thursday, February 13, 2020
Thursday, March 12, 2020
Thursday, April 9, 2020
Thursday, May 7, 2020
Thursday, June 11, 2020

MONTRÉAL

General Sittings for Montréal
MONTRÉAL Before a Justice or Prothonotary

Federal Court
30 McGill Street
Montréal, Quebec

Every Tuesday except for:
Tuesday, January 7, 2020

OTTAWA

General Sittings for Ottawa
OTTAWA Before a Justice or Prothonotary

Federal Court
Thomas D'Arcy McGee Building
90 Sparks Street,
Ottawa, Ontario

Every Wednesday except for:
Wednesday, January 1, 2020

QUÉBEC

General Sittings for Québec
QUÉBEC Before a Justice

Federal Court
150 René-Lévesque Boulevard E.
Room 150
Québec, Quebec

Thursday, January 16, 2020
Thursday, February 13, 2020
Thursday, March 12, 2020
Thursday, April 16, 2020
Thursday, May 21, 2020
Wednesday, June 10, 2020

SASKATOON

General Sittings for Saskatoon
SASKATOON Before a Justice

Federal Court
Court of Queen's Bench
520 Spadina Crescent East
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Thursday, January 16, 2020 
Thursday, February 13, 2020 
Thursday, March 12, 2020
Thursday, April 16, 2020
Thursday, May 14, 2020
Thursday, June 18, 2020

ST. JOHN'S, NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR

General Sittings for St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
ST. JOHN'S, NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR Before a Justice

Federal Court
354 Water Street
Suite 209
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

Thursday, January 23, 2020
Thursday, February 20, 2020
Thursday, March 19, 2020
Thursday, April 23, 2020
Thursday, May 21, 2020
Thursday, June 18, 2020

TORONTO

General Sittings for Toronto
TORONTO Before a Justice or Prothonotary

Federal Court
180 Queen Street West
Toronto, Ontario

Every Tuesday except for:
Tuesday, January 7, 2020

VANCOUVER

General Sittings for Vancouver
VANCOUVER Before a Justice or Prothonotary

Federal Court
Pacific Centre
701 Georgia Street West, 3rd floor
Vancouver, B.C.

Every Tuesday except for:
Tuesday, January 7, 2020

WINNIPEG

General Sittings for Winnipeg
WINNIPEG Before a Justice

Federal Court
363 Broadway
Room 400
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Monday, January 20, 2020
Monday, February 17, 2020
Monday, March 16, 2020
Monday, April 20, 2020
Monday, May 25, 2020
Monday, June 22, 2020

DATED AT OTTAWA, this 2nd day of October, 2019.

(Signed) Caroline Perrier
Judicial Administrator

Notice is hereby given that a Justice or Prothonotary of the Federal Court will sit in Court, commencing at 9:30 in the forenoon, at the following places and on the dates indicated:

CALGARY

General Sittings for Calgary
CALGARY Before a Justice

Federal Court
635 - 8th Avenue South West
3rd floor
Calgary, Alberta

Monday, July 13, 2020
Monday, August 10, 2020

CHARLOTTETOWN

General Sittings for Charlottetown
CHARLOTTETOWN Before a Judge Before a Prothonotary

Federal Court
Sir Henry Louis Davies
Law Courts Building
42 Water Street
Charlottetown, P.E.I.

Thursday, July 23, 2020 Thursday, August 27, 2020

EDMONTON

General Sittings for Edmonton
EDMONTON Before a Justice

Federal Court
Scotia Place - Tower 1
10060 Jasper Avenue, 5th floor
Edmonton, Alberta

Monday, July 6, 2020
Monday, August 17, 2020

FREDERICTON

General Sittings for Fredericton
FREDERICTON Before a Justice

Federal Court
Westmorland Place
82 Westmorland Street, Suite 100
Fredericton, New Brunswick

Monday, July 13, 2020
Monday, August 10, 2020

HALIFAX

General Sittings for Halifax
HALIFAX Before a Justice
Federal Court
Law Courts Building  
1815 Upper Water Street
5th floor
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Thursday, July 16, 2020
Thursday, August 13, 2020

MONTRÉAL

General Sittings for Montréal
MONTRÉAL Before a Justice or Prothonotary

Federal Court
30 McGill Street
Montréal, Quebec

Tuesday, July 7, 2020
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Tuesday, August 25, 2020

OTTAWA

General Sittings for Ottawa
OTTAWA Before a Justice or Prothonotary

Federal Court
Thomas D'Arcy McGee Building
90 Sparks Street,
Ottawa, Ontario

Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Wednesday, August 26, 2020

QUÉBEC

General Sittings for Québec
QUÉBEC Before a Justice

Federal Court
150 René-Lévesque Boulevard E.
Room 150
Québec, Quebec

Thursday, July 9, 2020
Thursday, August 20, 2020

SASKATOON

General Sittings for Saskatoon
SASKATOON Before a Justice

Federal Court
Court of Queen's Bench
520 Spadina Crescent East
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Thursday, July 23, 2020
Thursday, August 27, 2020

ST. JOHN'S, NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR

General Sittings for St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
ST. JOHN'S, NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR Before a Justice

Federal Court
354 Water Street
Suite 209
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

Thursday, July 16, 2020
Thursday, August 27, 2020

TORONTO

General Sittings for Toronto
TORONTO Before a Justice or Prothonotary

Federal Court
180 Queen Street West
Toronto, Ontario

Tuesday, July 7, 2020
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Tuesday, August 25, 2020

VANCOUVER

General Sittings for Vancouver
VANCOUVER Before a Justice or Prothonotary

Federal Court
Pacific Centre
701 Georgia Street West, 3rd floor
Vancouver, B.C.

Tuesday, July 7, 2020
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Tuesday, August 25, 2020

WINNIPEG

General Sittings for Winnipeg
WINNIPEG Before a Justice

Federal Court
363 Broadway
Room 400
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Monday, July 13, 2020
Monday, August 17, 2020

DATED AT OTTAWA, this 24th day of January, 2020.

(Signed) Caroline Perrier
Judicial Administrator

Notice is hereby given that a Justice or Prothonotary of the Federal Court will sit in Court, commencing at 9:30 in the forenoon, at the following places and on the dates indicated:

CALGARY

General Sittings for Calgary
CALGARY Before a Justice

Federal Court
635 - 8th Avenue South West
3rd floor
Calgary, Alberta

Tuesday, September 8, 2020
Monday, October 5, 2020
Monday, November 9, 2020
Monday, December 7, 2020

CHARLOTTETOWN

General Sittings for Charlottetown
CHARLOTTETOWN Before a Judge Before a Prothonotary

Federal Court
Sir Henry Louis Davies
Law Courts Building
42 Water Street
Charlottetown, P.E.I.

Thursday, September 10, 2020 Thursday, October 22, 2020
Thursday, November 19, 2020
Thursday, December 10, 2020

EDMONTON

General Sittings for Edmonton
EDMONTON Before a Justice

Federal Court
Scotia Place - Tower 1
10060 Jasper Avenue, 5th floor
Edmonton, Alberta

Monday, September 14, 2020
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Monday, November 16, 2020
Monday, December 14, 2020

FREDERICTON

General Sittings for Fredericton
FREDERICTON Before a Justice

Federal Court
Westmorland Place
82 Westmorland Street, Suite 100
Fredericton, New Brunswick

Monday, September 14, 2020
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Monday, November 9, 2020
Monday, December 14, 2020

HALIFAX

General Sittings for Halifax
HALIFAX Before a Justice
Federal Court
Law Courts Building  
1815 Upper Water Street
5th floor
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Thursday, September 17, 2020
Thursday, October 15, 2020
Thursday, November 12, 2020
Thursday, December 17, 2020

MONTRÉAL

General Sittings for Montréal
MONTRÉAL Before a Justice or Prothonotary

Federal Court
30 McGill Street
Montréal, Quebec

Every Tuesday except for:
Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Tuesday, December 29, 2020

OTTAWA

General Sittings for Ottawa
OTTAWA Before a Justice or Prothonotary

Federal Court
Thomas D'Arcy McGee Building
90 Sparks Street,
Ottawa, Ontario

Every Wednesday except for:
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Wednesday, December 30, 2020

QUÉBEC

General Sittings for Québec
QUÉBEC Before a Justice

Federal Court
150 René-Lévesque Boulevard E.
Room 150
Québec, Quebec

Thursday, September 3, 2020
Thursday, October 1, 2020
Thursday, November 5, 2020
Thursday, December 3, 2020

SASKATOON

General Sittings for Saskatoon
SASKATOON Before a Justice

Federal Court
Court of Queen's Bench
520 Spadina Crescent East
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Thursday, September 10, 2020
Thursday, October 1, 2020
Thursday, November 12, 2020
Thursday, December 10, 2020

ST. JOHN'S, NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR

General Sittings for St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
ST. JOHN'S, NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR Before a Justice

Federal Court
354 Water Street
Suite 209
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

Thursday, September 17, 2020
Thursday, October 22, 2020
Thursday, November 19, 2020
Thursday, December 17, 2020

TORONTO

General Sittings for Toronto
TORONTO Before a Justice or Prothonotary

Federal Court
180 Queen Street West
Toronto, Ontario

Every Tuesday except for:
Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Tuesday, December 29, 2020

VANCOUVER

General Sittings for Vancouver
VANCOUVER Before a Justice or Prothonotary

Federal Court
Pacific Centre
701 Georgia Street West, 3rd floor
Vancouver, B.C.

Every Tuesday except for:
Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Tuesday, December 29, 2020

WINNIPEG

General Sittings for Winnipeg
WINNIPEG Before a Justice

Federal Court
363 Broadway
Room 400
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Monday, September 14, 2020
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Monday, November 16, 2020
Monday, December 14, 2020

DATED AT OTTAWA, this 12th day of May, 2020.

(Signed) Caroline Perrier
Judicial Administrator

Notice is hereby given that the following days will be set aside for I.T.A. Motions, to be scheduled separately from other motions each month, commencing at 9:30 in the forenoon, at the following place and on the dates indicated:

MONTREAL

General Sittings for Montréal
MONTREAL Before a Prothonotary

Federal Court
30 McGill Street
Montréal, Quebec

Friday, January 24, 2020
Friday, February 21, 2020
Friday, March 27, 2020
Friday, April 24, 2020
Friday, May 29, 2020
Friday, June 26, 2020

DATED AT OTTAWA, this 19th day of September, 2019.

(Signed) Caroline Perrier
Judicial Administrator

Notice is hereby given that the following days will be set aside for I.T.A. Motions, to be scheduled separately from other motions each month, commencing at 9:30 in the forenoon, at the following place and on the dates indicated:

MONTREAL

General Sittings for Montréal
MONTREAL Before a Prothonotary

Federal Court
30 McGill Street
Montréal, Quebec

Friday, September 25, 2020
Friday, October 30, 2020
Friday, November 27, 2020
Friday, December 18, 2020

DATED AT OTTAWA, this 12th day of May, 2020.

(Signed) Caroline Perrier
Judicial Administrator

Cancellation of Sittings

General Sittings may be cancelled by the Chief Justice if no notice of a motion to be presented at the Sittings has been filed

  1. in Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto or Vancouver, at least two days before the day of the Sittings; and
  2. in any other place, at least one week before the day of the Sittings.

NOTICE

Attention: Regional Directors General; District Administrators across Canada

Re: General Sittings
Charlottetown, P.E.I.
March 12, 2020

The Chief Justice has indicated that the General Sittings of this Court at Charlottetown, P.E.I., scheduled for March 12, 2020, is cancelled pursuant to Rule 34(2)(b) of the Federal Courts Rules.

Marie Desrosiers
Acting Registrar of the Federal Court

March 5, 2020

NOTICE

Attention: Regional Directors General; District Administrators across Canada

Re: General Sittings
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
February 13, 2020

The Chief Justice has indicated that the General Sittings of this Court at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, scheduled for February 13, 2020, is cancelled pursuant to Rule 34(2)(b) of the Federal Courts Rules.

Manon Pitre
Registrar of the Federal Court
February 6, 2020

Summer recess

General Sittings during the summer recess will be announced by the Chief Justice before June 15 each year.

Hearing dates

Subject to rule 298 and paragraph 385(1)(b), motions that can conveniently be heard at the General Sittings of the Federal Court may be made returnable accordingly.

Special hearing dates

A request may be made informally to the Judicial Administrator for an appointment of a special time and place for sittings of a judge of the Federal Court or of a prothonotary to hear a motion that is likely to be lengthy or a motion to be heard other than at General Sittings.

For more information on hearing dates, please go to the "Notices to the Profession"area of this web site.

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