Motions Dates

General Sittings of the Federal Court

General Sittings for September to December 2014General Sittings for September to December 2014
General Sittings for July to August 2014General Sittings for July to August 2014
General Sittings for January to June 2015General Sittings for January to June 2015
Days for I.T.A. motions at Montréal for January to June 2015Days for I.T.A. motions at Montréal for January to June 2015
Days for I.T.A. motions at Montréal for September to December 2014Days for I.T.A. motions at Montréal for September to December 2014


General Sittings of the Federal Court for the hearing of motions shall be held, except during the Christmas or summer recess or on a holiday,

(a) at Ottawa, every Wednesday and on any other day fixed by the Chief Justice of the Federal Court;
(b) at Toronto and Vancouver, every Tuesday and on any other day fixed by the Chief Justice of the Federal Court;
(c) in Quebec,

(i) at Montreal, every Tuesday and on any other day fixed by the Chief Justice of the Federal Court
(ii) on a day and at any other place fixed by the Chief Justice of the Federal Court

(d) in every province other than Ontario, Quebec and British Columbia, at least once per month, on a day and at a place fixed by the Chief Justice of the Federal Court.

General Sittings dates will no longer be set aside for the Territories, as of January 2015. Should a motion be received, it will be treated as a special sitting as per Rule 35 of the Federal Courts Rules.

Cancellation of Sittings


General Sittings in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, November 6, 2014General Sittings in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, November 6, 2014
General Sittings in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, November 6, 2014General Sittings in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, November 6, 2014


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.

Summer recess

General Sittings during the summer recess will be announced by the Chief Justice before June 15 each year.

Hearing dates

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.

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Date Modified: 2012-08-23