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Ontario Annual Practice 2018-2019 Edition (Print + CD + forms)
By: James J. Carthy, W.A. Derry Millar, B.A., LL.B., Jeff G. Cowan, B.A., LL.B., Dip.L., LL.M.
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Gain a solid understanding of the rules of civil procedure in Ontario

The Ontario Annual Practice 2018-2019 contains the latest developments in legislation, jurisprudence, and authoritative author analysis to guide you on the rules of civil procedure, the rules of court, and statutory tribunals. It consists of:

1. Main Volume – Print
Get the critical legislation to help you understand the Rules of Civil Procedure in this one volume, including:

  • The Rules of Civil Procedure annotated with references to the most relevant case law and a synopsis of each rule, as well as the authors' expert commentary and advocacy notes
  • Annotated versions of related legislation including:
    • Courts of Justice Act
    • Class Proceedings Act, 1992 and portions of the Law Society Act relevant to Class Actions
    • Judicial Review Procedure Act
    • Statutory Powers Procedure Act
    • Evidence Act
    • Limitations Act, 2002
  • The Legislation Act, 2006, relevant portions of the Environmental Bill of Rights, 1993 and the Legal Aid Services Act, 1998
  • Family Law Rules – with case annotations
  • Small Claims Court Rules – with case annotations
  • Paper supplements are issued as required to subscription customers including legislative changes, Notices to the Profession and Practice Directions

Additional features:

  • Procedural Guide – outlines major step in actions, applications, judicial reviews, motions, and appeals
  • An overview of recent developments to keep you current
  • Highlighted Practice Directions, Notices to the Profession, and Regulations
  • Limitations Act Questionnaire – determines whether proceedings in respect of a claim would be met with defence under the Act
  • Frequently called numbers – lists important and frequently used contact information

2. Forms and Table of Cases Volume – Print
This volume provides you with a Table of Cases and easy access to the essential forms related to various pieces of legislation, including:

  • Statutory Powers Procedure Act
  • Rules of Civil Procedure
  • Family Law Rules
  • Rules of the Small Claims Court


  • Easily searchable Word fillable forms

e-Notes As a subscription customer, you are entitled to receive FREE legislative amendments and other pertinent information by email, as it becomes available. This also includes monthly electronic supplements containing current case annotations with links to the full-text judgment.


Legislative Amendments

Legislation current to Ontario Gazette Vol. 151:13 (March 31, 2018).

  • Amendments to the Rules of Civil Procedure include:
    • O. Reg. 203/17
    • O. Reg. 584/17
  • Amendments to the Family Law Rules include:
    • O. Reg. 226/17
  • Amendments to the Small Claims Court Rules include:
  • O. Reg. 202/17
  • Amendments to the Courts of Justice Act include:
    • 2017, c. 14, Sched. 4, s. 10
    • 2017, c. 20, Sched. 2, ss. 3-6, Sched. 11, s. 7;
    • 2017, c. 24, s. 75
    • 2017, c. 34, Sched. 46, s. 10.

Amendments to Practice Directions

New and Updated Practice Directions for the Ontario Superior Court of Justice were added:

  • Practice Advisory Concerning Long Motions in the City of Welland - Effective April 3, 2018
  • Practice Advisory Concerning Civil Long Motions in the Toronto Region - Effective April 3, 2018


  • Extensive synopses of all rules and recent amendments
  • Overview of recent developments that discusses all of the new amendments to the rules, related legislation, and Practice Directions

Over 300 new case annotations have been added to this edition, including:

  • Douez v. Facebook, Inc. (2017 S.C.C.) (Courts of Justice Act, s. 106)
  • Google Inc. v. Equustek Solutions Inc. (2017 S.C.C.) (Courts of Justice Act, s. 101; Rules of Civil Procedure, r. 17.03)
  • Canada (Procureur général) c. Thouin (2017 S.C.C.) (Rules of Civil Procedure, r. 31.10)
  • Québec (Directeur des poursuites criminelles et pénales) c. Jodoin (2017 S.C.C.) (Rules of Civil Procedure, r. 57.07)
  • Steven Nowack v. 2363523 Ontario Inc. (2017 S.C.C.) (Rules of Civil Procedure, r. 60.11)
  • Delta Air Lines Inc. v. Lukács (2018 S.C.C.) (Statutory Powers Procedure Act, ss. 5, 17)
  • Wellman v. TELUS Communications Company (2017 Ont. C.A.) (Courts of Justice Act, s. 106)
  • Airia Brands Inc. v. Air Canada (2017 Ont. C.A.) (Class proceedings Act, s.5)
  • Presidential MSH Corp. v. Marr, Foster & Co. LLP (2017 Ont. C.A.) (Limitations Act, 2002, ss. 2,5)
  • Trillium Motor World Ltd. v. Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP (2017 Ont. C.A.) (Rules of Civil Procedure, r.15.05)
  • Butera v. Chown, Cairns LLP (2017 Ont. C.A.) (Rules of Civil Procedure, r.20.04)
  • Bruff-Murphy v. Gunawardena (2017 Ont. C.A.) (Rules of Civil Procedure, r.53.03)
  • Stokker v. Storoschuk (2018 Ont. C.A.) (Rules of Civil Procedure, r.48.11)
  • Yaiguaje v. Chevron Corporation (2017 Ont. C.A.) (Rules of Civil Procedure, r.61.06)


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About the Author
The Late Honourable James J. Carthy was a member of the Court of Appeal from 1988 to 2004. He was formerly litigation counsel with Weir & Foulds (now WeirFoulds LLP), and was a former member of the Rules Committee and a Bencher.
W.A. Derry Millar, B.A., LL.B. practises exclusively in civil litigation and administrative law with WeirFoulds LLP and acts as an arbitrator and mediator. Has appeared in all levels of court in Ontario, the SCC and the FCC, and many administrative tribunals. Mr. Millar is a former treasurer of The Law Society of Upper Canada. He is a past chair of the Ontario Centre for Advocacy Training and a former director of The Advocates' Society and Pro Bono Law Ontario. Has been a co-editor of the Ontario Annual Practice since 1975.
Jeff G. Cowan, B.A., LL.B., Dip.L., LL.M. is a partner and former managing partner (1999-2003) at WeirFoulds LLP. He served as Head of Section for the Public Law course of the Law Society of Upper Canada's Bar Admission Course from 1986 to 2005 He appears regularly before tribunals and all courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada, with emphasis on administrative and constitutional law, regulatory law, judicial review of government decision-making, First Nations, municipal finance, assessment and taxation, land use planning and development, freedom of information, professional discipline, and real estate litigation. Clients comprise private and public sector companies and individuals, provincial and municipal governments, and a variety of tribunals and professional organizations. Recipient of Society of Ontario Adjudicators and Regulators Medal 1997; past Director of The Advocates' Society; past chair of the OBA Administrative Law Section. Co-editor, Ontario Annual Practice; Member of Secretariat of Civil Rules Committee.