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 Associate Judge 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 9, 2023
Monday, February 6, 2023
Monday, March 6, 2023
Monday, April 3, 2023
Monday, May 1, 2023
Monday, June 5, 2023

CHARLOTTETOWN

General Sittings for Charlottetown
CHARLOTTETOWN Before a Justice Before an Associate Judge

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

Thursday, January 12, 2023
Thursday, March 16, 2023
Thursday, May 11, 2023
Thursday, February 16, 2023
Thursday, April 13, 2023
Thursday, June 15, 2023

EDMONTON

General Sittings for Edmonton
EDMONTON Before a Justice

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

Monday, January 9, 2023
Monday, February 13, 2023
Monday, March 6, 2023
Tuesday, April 11, 2023
Monday, May 8, 2023
Monday, June 12, 2023

FREDERICTON

General Sittings for Fredericton
FREDERICTON Before a Justice

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

Monday, January 9, 2023
Monday, February 13, 2023
Monday, March 13, 2023
Tuesday, April 11, 2023
Monday, May 8, 2023
Monday, June 12, 2023

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 12, 2023
Thursday, February 16, 2023
Thursday, March 16, 2023
Thursday, April 13, 2023
Thursday, May 11, 2023
Thursday, June 15, 2023

MONTRÉAL

General Sittings for Montréal
MONTRÉAL Before a Justice or Associate Judge

Federal Court
30 McGill Street
Montréal, Quebec

Every Tuesday except for:
Tuesday, January 3, 2023

OTTAWA

General Sittings for Ottawa
OTTAWA Before a Justice or Associate Judge

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

Every Wednesday except for:
Wednesday, January 4, 2023

QUÉBEC

General Sittings for Québec
QUÉBEC Before a Justice

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

Thursday, January 12, 2023
Thursday, February 9, 2023
Thursday, March 9, 2023
Thursday, April 6, 2023
Thursday, May 11, 2023
Thursday, June 8, 2023

SASKATOON

General Sittings for Saskatoon
SASKATOON Before a Justice

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

Thursday, January 26, 2023
Thursday, February 23, 2023
Thursday, March 30, 2023
Thursday, April 27, 2023
Thursday, May 25, 2023
Thursday, June 29, 2023

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 19, 2023
Thursday, February 23, 2023
Thursday, March 23, 2023
Thursday, April 20, 2023
Thursday, May 18, 2023
Thursday, June 22, 2023

TORONTO

General Sittings for Toronto
TORONTO Before a Justice or Associate Judge

Federal Court
180 Queen Street West
Toronto, Ontario

Every Tuesday except for:
Tuesday, January 3, 2023

VANCOUVER

General Sittings for Vancouver
VANCOUVER Before a Justice or Associate Judge

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

Every Tuesday except for:
Tuesday, January 3, 2023

WINNIPEG

General Sittings for Winnipeg
WINNIPEG Before a Justice

Federal Court
363 Broadway
Room 400
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Monday, January 16, 2023
Monday, February 20, 2023
Monday, March 20, 2023
Monday, April 17, 2023
Monday, May 15, 2023
Monday, June 19, 2023

DATED AT OTTAWA, this 6th day of July, 2022.

(Signed) Caroline Perrier
Judicial Administrator

 

Notice is hereby given that a Justice or Associate Judge 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, July 4, 2022
Monday, August 8, 2022

CHARLOTTETOWN

General Sittings for Charlottetown
CHARLOTTETOWN Before a Justice Before an Associate Judge

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

Thursday, July 14, 2022 Thursday, August 11, 2022

EDMONTON

General Sittings for Edmonton
EDMONTON Before a Justice

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

Monday, July 11, 2022
Monday, August 8, 2022

FREDERICTON

General Sittings for Fredericton
FREDERICTON Before a Justice

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

Monday, July 11, 2022
Monday, August 8, 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, July 14, 2022
Thursday, August 11, 2022

MONTRÉAL

General Sittings for Montréal
MONTRÉAL Before a Justice or Associate Judge

Federal Court
30 McGill Street
Montréal, Quebec

Every Tuesday except for::
Tuesday, July 12, 2022
Tuesday, July 26, 2022
Tuesday, August 2, 2022
Tuesday, August 16, 2022

OTTAWA

General Sittings for Ottawa
OTTAWA Before a Justice or Associate Judge

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

Every Wednesday except for:
Wednesday, July 27, 2022
Wednesday, August 3, 2022

QUÉBEC

General Sittings for Québec
QUÉBEC Before a Justice

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

Thursday, July 7, 2022
Thursday, August 11, 2022

SASKATOON

General Sittings for Saskatoon
SASKATOON Before a Justice

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

Thursday, July 21, 2022
Thursday, August 25, 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, July 21, 2022
Thursday, August 18, 2022

TORONTO

General Sittings for Toronto
TORONTO Before a Justice or Associate Judge

Federal Court
180 Queen Street West
Toronto, Ontario

Every Tuesday except for:
Tuesday, July 26, 2022
Tuesday, August 2, 2022

VANCOUVER

General Sittings for Vancouver
VANCOUVER Before a Justice or Associate Judge

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

Every Tuesday except for:
Tuesday, July 26, 2022
Tuesday, August 2, 2022

WINNIPEG

General Sittings for Winnipeg
WINNIPEG Before a Justice

Federal Court
363 Broadway
Room 400
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Monday, July 18, 2022
Monday, August 15, 2022

DATED AT OTTAWA, this 17th day of January, 2022.

(Signed) Klara Trudeau
Judicial Administrator

Notice is hereby given that a Justice or Associate Judge 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

Tuesday, September 6, 2022
Monday, October 3, 2022
Monday, November 7, 2022
Monday, December 5, 2022

CHARLOTTETOWN

General Sittings for Charlottetown
CHARLOTTETOWN Before a Justice Before an Associate Judge

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

Thursday, September 15, 2022
Thursday, November 17, 2022
Thursday, October 20, 2022
Thursday, December 15, 2022

EDMONTON

General Sittings for Edmonton
EDMONTON Before a Justice

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

Monday, September 12, 2022
Monday, October 3, 2022
Monday, November 14, 2022
Monday, December 12, 2022

FREDERICTON

General Sittings for Fredericton
FREDERICTON Before a Justice

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

Monday, September 12, 2022
Monday, October 3, 2022
Monday, November 14, 2022
Monday, December 12, 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, September 15, 2022
Thursday, October 20, 2022
Thursday, November 17, 2022
Thursday, December 15, 2022

MONTRÉAL

General Sittings for Montréal
MONTRÉAL Before a Justice or Associate Judge

Federal Court
30 McGill Street
Montréal, Quebec

Every Tuesday except for::
Tuesday, December 27, 2022

OTTAWA

General Sittings for Ottawa
OTTAWA Before a Justice or Associate Judge

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

Every Wednesday except for:
Wednesday, December 21, 2022
Wednesday, December 28, 2022

QUÉBEC

General Sittings for Québec
QUÉBEC Before a Justice

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

Thursday, September 8, 2022
Thursday, October 6, 2022
Thursday, November 10, 2022
Thursday, December 8, 2022

SASKATOON

General Sittings for Saskatoon
SASKATOON Before a Justice

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

Thursday, September 29, 2022
Thursday, October 27, 2022
Monday, November 28, 2022
Thursday, December 15, 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, September 22, 2022
Thursday, October 20, 2022
Thursday, November 24, 2022
Thursday, December 15, 2022

TORONTO

General Sittings for Toronto
TORONTO Before a Justice or Associate Judge

Federal Court
180 Queen Street West
Toronto, Ontario

Every Tuesday except for:
Tuesday, December 27, 2022

VANCOUVER

General Sittings for Vancouver
VANCOUVER Before a Justice or Associate Judge

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

Every Tuesday except for:
Tuesday, December 27, 2022

WINNIPEG

General Sittings for Winnipeg
WINNIPEG Before a Justice

Federal Court
363 Broadway
Room 400
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Monday, September 19, 2022
Monday, October 17, 2022
Monday, November 14, 2022
Monday, December 19, 2022

DATED AT OTTAWA, this 6th day of April, 2022.

(Signed) Klara Trudeau
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 Associate Judge

Federal Court
30 McGill Street
Montréal, Quebec

2023
Friday, January 27, 2023
Friday, February 24, 2023
Friday, March 31, 2023
Friday, April 28, 2023
Friday, May 26, 2023
Friday, June 30, 2023

DATED AT OTTAWA, this 6th day of July, 2022.

(Signed) Klara Trudeau
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 Associate Judge

Federal Court
30 McGill Street
Montréal, Quebec

2022
Friday, September 23, 2022
Friday, October 28, 2022
Friday, November 25, 2022
Friday, December 16, 2022

DATED AT OTTAWA, this 6th day of April, 2022.

(Signed) Klara Trudeau
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.
November 17, 2022.

The Chief Justice has indicated that the General Sittings of this Court at Charlottetown, P.E.I., scheduled for November 17, 2022., is cancelled pursuant to Rule 34(2)(b) of the Federal Courts Rules.

Marie Desrosiers
Acting Registrar of the Federal Court

November 10, 2022

NOTICE

Attention: Regional Directors General; District Administrators across Canada

Re: General Sittings
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
November 28, 2022.

The Chief Justice has indicated that the General Sittings of this Court at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, scheduled for November 28, 2022., is cancelled pursuant to Rule 34(2)(b) of the Federal Courts Rules.

Manon Pitre
Registrar of the Federal Court

November 21, 2022

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 associate judge 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: 2022-11-23

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