Reg. 194 under the Courts of Justice Act (Rules of Civil Procedure)
Regulation - Minister
Bill or Act:
Courts of Justice Act
Summary of Decision:
This regulation was approved on February 8, 2021, and filed on February 11, 2021.
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/r21107
Analysis of Regulatory Impact:
There are no new administrative costs to business anticipated in relation to this proposal.
Summary of Proposal:
The Rules of Civil Procedure have been amended to:
• allow email service on the Crown in right of Ontario, the Attorney General, Children's Lawyer and the Public Guardian and Trustee (PGT) for originating processes and other documents as an alternative to personal service
• allow documents to be sent by email to the PGT or Children's Lawyer where the rules require such documents to be left with the PGT or Children's Lawyer
• provide that personal service on the Crown is effected by leaving a copy of the document with an employee of the Crown at the Crown Law Office (Civil Law), rather than a lawyer
The new rules are subject to O. Reg. 76/20 (Electronic service) under the Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act, 2020, as long as O. Reg. 76/20 remains in effect.
Ministry of the Attorney General
Corporate Policy Unit
720 Bay Street, 7th Floor
Toronto, ON M7A 2S9
March 1, 2021