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General Sittings

General Sittings of the Federal Court for the hearing of motions shall be held, except during the seasonal 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:

Until further notice, all general sittings will be heard by video conference (or exceptionally by teleconference). Requests to have such matters heard in person will be considered and determined after considering recommendations by public health authorities, the availability of court staff and court officers, and any delays that may occur in reconfiguring the Court’s facilities to ensure that they are safe for all participants. Requests should be made by submitting a letter under Rule 35(2) of the Federal Courts Rules to the Registry via the Court’s e-filing portal. In-person hearings may be scheduled to take place at a later date than the initially scheduled video conference hearing.

CALGARY

General Sittings for Calgary
CALGARY Before a Justice

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

Monday, November 1, 2021
Monday, December 6, 2021

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 9, 2021
Thursday, November 18, 2021
Thursday, December 9, 2021

EDMONTON

General Sittings for Edmonton
EDMONTON Before a Justice

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

Monday, November 8, 2021
Monday, December 13, 2021

FREDERICTON

General Sittings for Fredericton
FREDERICTON Before a Justice

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

Monday, November 15, 2021
Monday, December 13, 2021

HALIFAX

General Sittings for Halifax
HALIFAX Before a Justice
Federal Court
Law Courts Building  
1815 Upper Water Street
5th floor
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Thursday, November 18, 2021
Thursday, December 16, 2021

MONTRÉAL

General Sittings for Montréal
MONTRÉAL Before a Justice or Prothonotary

Federal Court
30 McGill Street
Montréal, Quebec

Every Tuesday except for:
Tuesday, December 21, 2021
Tuesday, December 28, 2021

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, December 22, 2021
Wednesday, December 29, 2021

QUÉBEC

General Sittings for Québec
QUÉBEC Before a Justice

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

Thursday, November 4, 2021
Thursday, December 2, 2021

SASKATOON

General Sittings for Saskatoon
SASKATOON Before a Justice

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

Thursday, November 4, 2021
Thursday, December 9, 2021

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, November 25, 2021
Thursday, December 16, 2021

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 21, 2021
Tuesday, December 28, 2021

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 21, 2021
Tuesday, December 28, 2021

WINNIPEG

General Sittings for Winnipeg
WINNIPEG Before a Justice

Federal Court
363 Broadway
Room 400
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Monday, November 8, 2021
Monday, December 13, 2021

DATED AT OTTAWA, this 27th day of May, 2021.

(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:

Until further notice, all general sittings will be heard by video conference (or exceptionally by teleconference). Requests to have such matters heard in person will be considered and determined after considering recommendations by public health authorities, the availability of court staff and court officers, and any delays that may occur in reconfiguring the Court’s facilities to ensure that they are safe for all participants. Requests should be made by submitting a letter under Rule 35(2) of the Federal Courts Rules to the Registry via the Court’s e-filing portal. In-person hearings may be scheduled to take place at a later date than the initially scheduled video conference hearing.

CALGARY

General Sittings for Calgary
CALGARY Before a Justice

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

Monday, January 10, 2022
Monday, February 7, 2022
Monday, March 7, 2022
Tuesday, April 4, 2022
Monday, May 2, 2022
Monday, June 6, 2022

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 13, 2022
Thursday, March 10, 2022
Thursday, May 5, 2022
Thursday, February 10, 2022
Thursday, April 7, 2022
Thursday, June 9, 2022

EDMONTON

General Sittings for Edmonton
EDMONTON Before a Justice

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

Monday, January 17, 2022
Monday, February 14, 2022
Monday, March 14, 2022
Monday, April 11, 2022
Monday, May 9, 2022
Monday, June 13, 2022

FREDERICTON

General Sittings for Fredericton
FREDERICTON Before a Justice

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

Monday, January 10, 2022
Monday, February 14, 2022
Monday, March 14, 2022
Monday, April 11, 2022
Monday, May 9, 2022
Monday, June 13, 2022

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 13, 2022
Thursday, February 17, 2022
Thursday, March 17, 2022
Thursday, April 14, 2022
Thursday, May 12, 2022
Thursday, June 16, 2022

MONTRÉAL

General Sittings for Montréal
MONTRÉAL Before a Justice or Prothonotary

Federal Court
30 McGill Street
Montréal, Quebec

Every Tuesday except for:
Tuesday, January 4, 2022

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 5, 2022

QUÉBEC

General Sittings for Québec
QUÉBEC Before a Justice

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

Thursday, January 13, 2022
Thursday, February 10, 2022
Thursday, March 10, 2022
Thursday, April 7, 2022
Thursday, May 5, 2022
Thursday, June 9, 2022

SASKATOON

General Sittings for Saskatoon
SASKATOON Before a Justice

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

Thursday, January 27, 2022
Thursday, February 24, 2022
Thursday, March 24, 2022
Thursday, April 28, 2022
Thursday, May 26, 2022
Thursday, June 23, 2022

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 20, 2022
Thursday, February 24, 2022
Thursday, March 24, 2022
Thursday, April 21, 2022
Thursday, May 19, 2022
Thursday, June 23, 2022

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 4, 2022

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 4, 2022

WINNIPEG

General Sittings for Winnipeg
WINNIPEG Before a Justice

Federal Court
363 Broadway
Room 400
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Monday, January 17, 2022
Monday, February 14, 2022
Monday, March 14, 2022
Tuesday, April 19, 2022
Monday, May 16, 2022
Monday, June 13, 2022

DATED AT OTTAWA, this 14th day of October, 2021.

(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:

Until further notice, all general sittings will be heard by video conference (or exceptionally by teleconference). Requests to have such matters heard in person will be considered and determined after considering recommendations by public health authorities, the availability of court staff and court officers, and any delays that may occur in reconfiguring the Court’s facilities to ensure that they are safe for all participants. Requests should be made by submitting a letter under Rule 35(2) of the Federal Courts Rules to the Registry via the Court’s e-filing portal. In-person hearings may be scheduled to take place at a later date than the initially scheduled video conference hearing.

General Sittings for Montréal
MONTREAL Before a Prothonotary

Federal Court
30 McGill Street
Montréal, Quebec

2021
Friday, October 29, 2021
Friday, November 26, 2021
Friday, December 17, 2021

DATED AT OTTAWA, this 27th day of May, 2021.

(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:

Until further notice, all general sittings will be heard by video conference (or exceptionally by teleconference). Requests to have such matters heard in person will be considered and determined after considering recommendations by public health authorities, the availability of court staff and court officers, and any delays that may occur in reconfiguring the Court’s facilities to ensure that they are safe for all participants. Requests should be made by submitting a letter under Rule 35(2) of the Federal Courts Rules to the Registry via the Court’s e-filing portal. In-person hearings may be scheduled to take place at a later date than the initially scheduled video conference hearing.

General Sittings for Montréal
MONTREAL Before a Prothonotary

Federal Court
30 McGill Street
Montréal, Quebec

2022
Friday, January 28, 2022
Thursday, February 24, 2022
Friday, March 25, 2022
Friday, April 22, 2022
Friday, May 20, 2022
Thursday, June 23, 2022

DATED AT OTTAWA, this 14th day of October, 2021.

(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.
January 13, 2022

The Chief Justice has indicated that the General Sittings of this Court at Charlottetown, P.E.I., scheduled for January 13, 2022, is cancelled pursuant to Rule 34(2)(b) of the Federal Courts Rules.

Marie Desrosiers
Acting Registrar of the Federal Court

January 6, 2022

NOTICE

Attention: Regional Directors General; District Administrators across Canada

Re: General Sittings
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
February 11, 2021

The Chief Justice has indicated that the General Sittings of this Court at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, scheduled for February 11, 2021, is cancelled pursuant to Rule 34(2)(b) of the Federal Courts Rules.

Marie Desrosiers
Acting Registrar of the Federal Court

February 4, 2021

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.

Date modified: 2022-01-13

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