Important Notices

Copyright / Permission to Reproduce

The material on this Web site was produced and / or compiled to provide information about the activities of and services offered by the Federal Court.

The material on this site is protected by the provisions of the Copyright Act and by Canadian laws, policies, regulations and international agreements. Reproduction of this material is permitted only in accordance with these provisions.

Non-commercial Reproduction

Information on this Web site has been posted with the intent that it be readily available for personal or public non-commercial use and may be reproduced, in part or in whole, and by any means, without charge or further permission, unless otherwise specified.

Users are required to:

  • Exercise due diligence in ensuring the accuracy of the materials reproduced;
  • Indicate both the complete title of the materials reproduced, as well as the author organization; and
  • Indicate that the reproduction is a copy of an official work that is published by the Government of Canada and that the reproduction has not been produced in affiliation with, or with the endorsement of the Government of Canada.
  • Unless otherwise specified, this authorization is also applicable to all published information regardless of its format.

Commercial Reproduction

The reproduction, in whole or in part, of multiple copies of material on this site for the purposes of commercial redistribution is prohibited except with written permission from the Government of Canada's copyright administrator, Public Works and Government Services Canada. To obtain permission to reproduce material on this site for commercial purposes please go to "Applying for Copyright Clearance on Government of Canada Works" page.

Third-party Material

Some of the material and graphical elements found on this Web site are subject to copyrights held by other organizations. This is particularly true of sites that are jointly operated with an external organization as part of a collaborative arrangement. In such cases, some restrictions on the reproduction of material or graphical elements may apply, and it may be necessary to seek permission from the rights holder prior to reproducing the material.

To obtain information concerning copyright ownership and restrictions on reproduction on this site, please write to the following address:

Hyperlinking Notice

The Federal Court Web site contains links to third party sites. Such links are provided only as a service and convenience to our visitors. The Federal Court takes no responsibility for the accuracy, currency or reliability of the content at third party sites. The Federal Court does not offer any guarantee in that regard and is not responsible for the information found through these links, nor does it endorse the sites and their content.

Privacy Notice

The Federal Court is committed to respecting the privacy of visitors to this Web site:

The Web site does not automatically gather any specific personal information from you, such as your name, phone number, or e-mail address. This information is only obtained if you supply it voluntarily, usually through contacting us by e-mail or registering in a secure portion of the site.

The Web site may employ software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. Such software receives and records the Internet Protocol (IP) address of the computer that has connected with our Web site, the date and time of the visit and the pages visited. We make no attempt to link these addresses with the identity of individuals visiting our site unless an attempt to damage the site or an improper use of electronic networks has been detected in association with an IP address.

The Web site does not normally use "cookies" to track how visitors use its Web site or to identify sites previously visited. The system will notify you before any cookies are used so that you may refuse them. (Note: A "cookie" is a file that may be placed on your hard drive without your knowledge by a Web site to allow it to monitor your use of the site.)

Visitor information is used solely in order to respond to your request or to ensure the security of this system. The information you provide will be shared with a government department / organization only if your inquiry relates to that entity. We do not use the information to establish individual profiles, nor do we disclose this information to anyone outside the federal government.

Questions or comments regarding this policy may be directed to:

Official Languages Notice

The Federal Court respects the Official Languages Act and relevant Treasury Board policies, and is committed to ensuring that all information and services on this site are available in both English and French. However, users should be aware that information from external sources that are not subject to the Official Languages Act is provided only as a convenience and may be available in only one of the official languages.

Accessibility Notice

The Federal Court is committed to achieving a high standard of accessibility as defined in the Standard on Web Accessibility. In the event of difficulty using our Web pages, applications or device-based mobile applications, please contact us for assistance or to obtain alternative formats such as regular print, Braille or another appropriate format.

Interacting With Us on Social Media

This notice has been written to explain how the Federal Court (Canada) interacts with the public on social media platforms. 

Please do not use our social media platforms for requests for legal information or any other matter requiring a reply. In order to ensure that your requests are directed to the appropriate group, please refer to our contact information.

Third-Party Social Media

Social media account(s) are public and are not hosted on Federal Court (Canada) servers. Users who choose to interact with the Federal Court (Canada) via social media should read the terms of service and privacy policies of these third-party service providers and those of any applications used to access them.

Personal information that you provide to the Federal Court (Canada) via social media account(s) is collected to capture conversations (e.g. questions and answers, comments, likes, retweets etc.) between you and the Federal Court (Canada). It may be used to respond to inquiries, or for statistical, evaluation and reporting purposes.

Content and Frequency

We use our Twitter accounts as an alternative method of sharing the content posted on our website. By following our social media accounts (by following, liking or subscribing), you can expect to see information about the business of the Federal Court (Canada).

We understand that the Web is a 24/7 medium, however you should expect to see new Twitter content posted Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST/EDT.

Because the servers of social media platforms are managed by a third party, our social media accounts are subject to downtime that may be out of our control. As such, we accept no responsibility for platforms becoming unresponsive or unavailable.

Links to Other Websites and Ads

Our social media accounts may post or display links or ads for websites that are not under our control. These links are provided solely for the convenience of users. The Federal Court (Canada) is not responsible for the information found through these links or ads, nor does it endorse the sites or their content.

Following, Liking and Subscribing

Our decision to follow, like or subscribe to another social media account does not imply an endorsement of that account, channel, page or site, and neither does sharing (re-tweeting, reposting or linking to) content from another user.

Comments and Interaction (Rules of Engagement)

We will read comments and we ask that your comments be relevant and respectful. We reserve the right to delete comments that violate this notice, and the user may be blocked and reported to prevent further inappropriate conduct.

We cannot engage in issues of party politics or answer questions that break the rules of this notice.

We reserve the right to edit or delete comments that:

  • Contain personal information;
  • Are contrary to the principles of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms;
  • Express racist, hateful, sexist, homophobic, slanderous, insulting or life-threatening messages;
  • Could be in violation of Canadian law;
  • Put forward serious, unproven or inaccurate accusations against individuals or organizations;
  • Are aggressive, coarse, violent, obscene or pornographic;
  • Are offensive, rude or abusive to an individual or an organization;
  • Are not sent by the author or are put forward for advertising purposes;
  • Encourage illegal activity;
  • Contain announcements from labour or political organizations;
  • Are written in a language other than English or French;
  • Are unintelligible or irrelevant; and
  • Are repetitive or spam.

In short, please be respectful and make sure that your comments are relevant to where they are posted. You are fully responsible for all content submitted in your comments, and all posted comments are in the public domain.

Accessibility of Social Media Platforms

Social media platforms are third-party service providers and are not bound by Government of Canada standards for Web accessibility.


Information that we post is subject to the Copyright Act.


Our social media accounts are not Government of Canada websites and represent only our presence on third-party service providers.

For information relating to privacy on our social media platform, please refer to the privacy policy of Twitter.

Official Languages

Many social media platforms have multiple language options and provide instructions on how to set your preferences. The Federal Court (Canada) respects the Official Languages Act and is committed to ensuring that our information of is available in both French and English and that both versions are equal quality.

We may share links that direct users to sites of organizations or other entities that are not subject to the Official Languages Act and available only in the language(s) in which they are written. When content is available in only one language, we make an effort to provide similar content in the other official language.

Media Questions and Requests

Reporters are asked to send questions to

Date modified: 2020-11-06

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