THE AMENDED SUMMARY JUDGEMENT RULE
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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