Supreme Court of Canada Practice 2017
Supreme Court of Canada Practice 2017
ISBN/ISSN/Product Number: 978-0-7798-7096-7
Product Type: Book S.O. Annual/biannual/biennial
Anticip. Upkeep Cost: Annual volumes supplied on standing order subscription
Number of Pages: Approximately 700 pages
Number of Volumes: 1 volume bound
Binding: hardcover
Publication Date: 2017-03-15
Publisher: Carswell
Price: $139.00

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Founding author: Henry S. Brown, Q.C.

This complete and portable work is the essential guide for practice before the Supreme Court of Canada. In this newly released edition, Supreme Court of Canada Practice 2017 brings you up to date on changes to the rules and practice before the court, describes these changes in depth and provides comprehensive background and context behind them. Practice Advisor is derived from the decisions published in Carswell Practice Cases. It is designed to keep you current and up to date on all significant topics, decisions, and changes that pertain to civil litigation in Canada including: a cumulative report of all changes that have occurred since the book was published, and a separate currency report of changes since the last Practice Advisor issued. Delivered in quarterly electronic supplements, this resource is exclusively available, free of charge, to standing order subscribers, upon request.


What's New
Includes SOR/2016-271 which updates the Supreme Court of Canada Rules with the recent and extensive amendments to the rules and document-formatting guidelines that came into force January 1, 2017


Amendments include significant changes such as changes to the time limits for filing documents, changes to the number of documents to be served and filed, changes to the way authorities are cited and filed, and changes to process for raising constitutional issues.


Updates all commentary to the Supreme Court Rules, Supreme Court Act, Notices to the Profession, and Part 2 – Procedural Charts and Tables to take into account new case law and the new rules amendments, including significant changes to the guidelines for formatting written submissions.


Includes updated case law and commentary on the leading cases, such as Carter v. Canada (Attorney General), 2016 SCC 4 and Dianna Louise Parsons, deceased by her Estate Administrator, William John Forsyth, et al. v. Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Ontario, et al., 2016 SCC 42

About the Author

D. Lynn Watt

Jeffrey Beedell, B.A., LL.B., M.E.S., is a partner at Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP in their Ottawa office’s Supreme Court Advocacy Group. He is described in the press as a "veteran Supreme Court watcher" having worked with the Registrar and Supreme Court staff on the 2002, 2006, 2011, 2014 and 2017 Rules amendments, the Court's e-filing initiative, and the use of electronic materials at the Court.

Graham Ragan

Matthew Estabrooks