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Pilot Project - Procedural Bijuralism

On September 5, 2019, the Federal Court of Appeal and the Federal Court announced a pilot project that will allow for the application of Quebec’s Code of Civil Procedure, with the necessary adaptations, in specified judicial proceedings.

Inspired by a desire for a closer connection with Quebec jurists, the procedural bijuralism pilot project acknowledges the vast experience of Quebec counsel with judicial institutions that apply Quebec’s Code of civil procedure.

The pilot project is consistent with the Court’s intention to provide improved access to justice in the general context of Canadian bijuralism, by making practice before the federal courts in Quebec more familiar and accessible.

As of November 28, 2019, parties represented by lawyers who are members of the Barreau du Québec will be able to avail themselves of the pilot project.

Please find below electronic copies of the following documents:

  1. Notice to the parties and the profession ;
  2. Information document for the parties ; and
  3. Consent form .


Christine Norrena
Executive Director and General Counsel
Federal Court of Appeal
613-995-5063 or Christine.Norrena@cas-satj.gc.ca