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Members of the Legal Profession


The Honourable John D. Richard
Chief Justice, Federal Court of Appeal and Chair of the Rules Committee


October 13, 2006


Discussion Paper – Summary Judgment

The Federal Court of Appeal and Federal Court’s Rules Committee directed a subcommittee to look into the question of summary judgments.

The subcommittee – composed of the Honourable Gilles Létourneau of the Federal Court of Appeal, the Honourable Johanne Gauthier of the Federal Court, Professor W.A. Bogart, Law Faculty, University of Windsor, Professor Denis Ferland, Law Faculty, Laval University, Professor Janet Walker of Osgoode Hall Law School and Mr. John Morrissey of Smart & Biggar – has prepared a working paper on the question. It is circulated for the purpose of receiving comments on possible alternatives to the present Rule 216.

The Subcommittee will report to the Rules Committee following receipt of comments and, where appropriate, will recommend measures concerning the issue under discussion.

Please submit your written comments to the Rules Committee Secretary before Friday, November 17, 2006 at the following address:

François Giroux
Secretary of the Rules Committee
Federal Court of Appeal
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0H9

Tel.: (613) 995-5063
Fax: (613) 941-9454
E-mail: françois.giroux@fca-caf.gc.ca