Federal Courts Practice 2020 (Print + ProView)

Brian Saunders; Donald Rennie; Graham Garton

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Written by a well-respected team of authors, Federal Courts Practice is a comprehensive guide to the laws that govern the Federal Courts, with insightful expert commentary and case digests.
This publication includes:
  • Introductory overview containing a comprehensive, insightful analysis of recent decisions of the Supreme Court of Canada and the Federal Courts on jurisdiction, judicial review, intellectual property, maritime law issues, and conflict of interest
  • Full text reproduction in both official languages of the current versions of the Federal Courts Act, Federal Courts Rules and Forms, the Federal Courts Immigration and Refugee Protection Rules, and the public interest immunity provisions of the Canada Evidence Act
  • Section-by-section and rule-by-rule analysis and commentary by the authors, a judge of the Federal Court and two senior practitioners, on the latest key decisions
  • Bilingual forms and tariffs of fees under the Federal Courts Rules
  • Option to access the full text of the publication as a ProView eBook
  • Option to receive Practice Advisor, an exclusive quarterly email service keeping you current on all significant statutory and regulatory changes, at no extra cost upon request, for standing order subscribers
New in this edition
The Federal Courts Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-7 has been updated to S.C. 2019, c. 29, s. 311
The Canada Evidence Act, R.S.C. 1985, c.C-5 has been updated to S.C. 2019, c. 18, s. 60
The list of Judges and Prothonotaries has been updated. 
The Recent Developments section has been updated. 
Author commentary has been added and updated to discuss developments in case law, legislative amendments, and changes to court processes and procedures outlined in Notices to the Profession. 
New and updated cases annotations have been added. 
Case Law Updates:
  • Several significant decisions on the procedure for obtaining a vexatious litigant order (including Virgo v. Canada (Attorney General), 2019 FCA 167 and Bernard v. Canada (Attorney General), 2019 FCA 144), and the test to be applied in such cases (as in Canada v. Fabrikant, 2019 FCA 198 and Simon v. Canada (Attorney General), 2019 FCA 28) have been tracked.
  • The developing jurisprudence regarding the effect of the dicta in Windsor (City) v. Canadian Transit Co., 2016 SCC 54, on the extent of Federal Court jurisdiction continues to be closely followed, including most recently Deegan v. Canada (Attorney General), 2019 FC 960.
  • Discussions in several cases over the past year on the limits of the implied undertaking of confidentiality (such as dTechs EPM Ltd. v. British Columbia Hydro & Power Authority, 2019 FC 539) and the utility and availability of protective orders (as in Paid Search Engine Tools, LLC v. Google Canada Corporation, 2019 FC 559) have been monitored.
  • The emerging jurisprudence on the question of which of two or more class actions involving the same subject matter should take precedence, and the test to be applied in such cases (as in Heyder v. Canada (Attorney General), 2018 FC 432, and Laliberte v. Canada (Attorney General), 2019 FC 766) have been summarized.
  • The continuing discussion of the extent of the certification requirement for appeals to the Federal Court of Appeal in immigration and citizenship matters has been followed, including the most recent examination of the subject in Canada (Citizenship and Immigration) v. Tennant, 2019 FCA 206.
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