On June 17, 2021, a series of amendments to the Federal Courts Rules (the Amended Rules), were registered and came into force. On July 7, 2021, the Amended Rules were officially published in the Canada Gazette Part II.
Key Changes and Additions:
The Amended Rules include the following key changes and additions:
- The monetary relief limit for actions brought under the simplified procedure and heard before a prothonotary has been raised from $50,000 to $100,000.
- The deadline for delivery of a statement of defence is now 30 days from service of the statement of claim for defendants in