Effective May 2015, the Summary Judgment Rule has been amended to bring our Rule 16 in line with Rule 20 of the Rules of Civil Procedure.

Under the amended Rule, a judge has enhanced adjudicative powers, including the right to weigh evidence, assess credibility and find facts on a paper record alone, or, to order a mini hearing on an issue in order to determine whether there is an issue that requires a trial for resolution.

In appropriate circumstances, the Supreme Court of Canada has approved the summary judgment process as a way of enhancing access to justice that is proportional, timely and affordable.

This program has been accredited 30 minutes of Professionalism, and 1 hour 15 minutes Substantive hours towards CPD requirements.

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