General Sittings may be cancelled by the Chief Justice if no notice of a motion to be presented at the Sittings has been filed
(a) in Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto or Vancouver, at least two days before the day of the Sittings; and
(b) in any other place, at least one week before the day of the Sittings.
General Sittings during the summer recess will be announced by the Chief Justice before June 15 each year.
Subject to rule 298 and paragraph 385(1)(b), motions that can conveniently be heard at the General Sittings of the Federal Court may be made returnable accordingly.
Special hearing dates
A request may be made informally to the Judicial Administrator for an appointment of a special time and place for sittings of a judge of the Federal Court or of a prothonotary to hear a motion that is likely to be lengthy or a motion to be heard other than at General Sittings.
For more information on hearing dates, please go to the "Notices to the Profession" area of this web site.