Regulation - Minister

Reg. 194 under the Courts of Justice Act (Rules of Civil Procedure)

Regulation Number(s):
537-18
Bill or Act:
Courts of Justice Act
Summary of Decision:
• This regulation was approved on December 20, 2018, and filed on December 21, 2018.

• This regulation amending Reg. 194 under the Courts of Justice Act (Rules of Civil Procedure) is available online at: https://www.ontario.ca/laws/regulation/R18537

• The amended and new forms are available online at:
http://ontariocourtforms.on.ca/en/rules-of-civil-procedure-forms/ .

Further Information:
Proposal Number:
18-MAG013
Posting Date:
Summary of Proposal:
MAG has amended Regulation 194 (Rules of Civil Procedure) and associated forms.

The proposed changes:

1. allow a proceeding to be commenced by application where it is unlikely that there will be any material facts in dispute requiring a trial;

2. establish deadlines for the service of supplementary expert reports;

3. allow a respondent to confirm a motion date in order to seek costs of an abandoned motion;

4. clarify the requirements for the evidence filed on a motion for removal of a lawyer of record;

5. allow a court to impose a discovery plan on a motion related to discovery;

6. remove the requirement to publish notice of a Practice Direction in the Ontario Reports; and

7. replace references to the "Construction Lien Act" with the "Construction Act".
Contact Address:
Ministry of the Attorney General
Corporate Policy Unit
720 Bay Street, 7th Floor
Toronto, ON M7A 2S9
Effective Date:
January 1, 2019
Decision:
Approved