Federal Courts Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. F-7)

Act current to 2014-08-05 and last amended on 2014-08-01. Previous Versions

RELATED PROVISIONS

  • — R.S., 1985, c. 30 (2nd Supp.), s. 61(2)

      • Application of amendment

         (2) Subsection (1) applies only in respect of cases in which the hearing before the Pension Appeals Board takes place after the coming into force of this section.

  • — R.S., 1985, c. 51 (4th Supp.), s. 24

    • Appeals pending before Federal Court

      24. Any appeal or proceeding instituted under the Income Tax Act or the Petroleum and Gas Revenue Tax Act and pending before the Federal Court of Canada on the day on which this section comes into force and that would, but for this section, have become subject to the jurisdiction of the Tax Court of Canada shall be continued, heard and disposed of, and any amendment to such an appeal made under paragraph 165(7)(b) of the Income Tax Act shall be heard and disposed of, before the Federal Court of Canada as though this Act and sections 13 to 26 and 45 of An Act to amend the Tax Court of Canada Act and other Acts in consequence thereof, chapter 61 of the Statutes of Canada, 1988, had not been enacted.

  • — R.S., 1985, c. 51 (4th Supp.), ss. 26 to 30

    • Appeals pending
      • 26. (1) Any appeal or proceeding instituted under the Income Tax Act or the Petroleum and Gas Revenue Tax Act and pending before the Tax Court of Canada on the day on which this section comes into force shall be heard and disposed of, and any amendment to an appeal made under paragraph 165(7)(b) of the Income Tax Act shall be heard and disposed of, by that Court as though this Act and sections 13 to 26 and 45 of An Act to amend the Tax Court of Canada Act and other Acts in consequence thereof, chapter 61 of the Statutes of Canada, 1988, had not been enacted.

      • Income Tax Act

        (2) For greater certainty, an appeal instituted under the Income Tax Act and referred to in subsection (1) shall be heard and disposed of, and all rights and obligations with respect to such an appeal shall apply, as though section 164, subsections 165(3), (4) and (7), 167(4) and (5), sections 170 and 171, subsections 172(1) to (3) and 173(1) and (2), sections 174 to 178 and 179.1 and subsections 225.1(3) to (5), 230(6), 239(4) and 247(3) were read as they existed immediately prior to the coming into force of this section.

  • — R.S., 1985, c. 51 (4th Supp.), ss. 26 to 30

    • Appeal to Federal Court

      27. An appeal from a decision in an appeal or other proceeding that has been instituted before the Tax Court of Canada under the Income Tax Act or the Petroleum and Gas Revenue Tax Act before the coming into force of this section shall be instituted before the Federal Court — Trial Division as though this Act and sections 13 to 26 and 45 of An Act to amend the Tax Court of Canada Act and other Acts in consequence thereof, chapter 61 of the Statutes of Canada, 1988, had not been enacted.

  • — R.S., 1985, c. 51 (4th Supp.), ss. 26 to 30

    • Former practice in Tax Court of Canada

      28. All rules regulating the practice and procedure before the Tax Court of Canada on the day on which this section comes into force shall, to the extent that they are not inconsistent with this Act, remain in force for appeals or proceedings referred to in section 18, 18.29 or 18.3 of the Tax Court of Canada Act, as amended by section 5, or proceedings in respect of which a request under subsection 18.33(1) of that Act, as enacted by section 5, has been granted, until amended, varied or revoked by the rules committee under section 20 of the Tax Court of Canada Act.

  • — R.S., 1985, c. 51 (4th Supp.), ss. 26 to 30

    • Practice in Federal Court — Trial Division

      29. All provisions of law and rules and orders regulating the practice and procedure in the Trial Division of the Federal Court of Canada that are not inconsistent with this Act or the Tax Court of Canada Act and are in force on the day on which this section comes into force shall apply, with such modifications as the circumstances require, in respect of all appeals and other proceedings in the Tax Court of Canada, other than appeals or proceedings referred to in section 26, 28 or 30, until amended, varied or revoked by the rules committee under section 20 of the Tax Court of Canada Act.

  • — R.S., 1985, c. 51 (4th Supp.), ss. 26 to 30

    • Practice in Pension Appeals Board

      30. All provisions of law and rules and orders regulating the practice and procedure before the Pension Appeals Board in force on the day on which this section comes into force shall apply, with such modifications as the circumstances require, in respect of all appeals and other proceedings in the Tax Court of Canada arising under Part I of the Canada Pension Plan until amended, varied or revoked by the rules committee under section 20 of the Tax Court of Canada Act.

  • — 2002, c. 8, ss. 185(1) to (7)

    • Chief Justice of Federal Court of Canada
      • 185. (1) The person holding the office of Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Canada on the coming into force of section 1 of this Act continues in office as Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Appeal.

      • Associate Chief Justice of Federal Court of Canada

        (2) The person holding the office of Associate Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Canada on the coming into force of section 1 of this Act continues in office as Chief Justice of the Federal Court.

      • Other judges in the Federal Court — Appeal Division

        (3) Every other person holding office as a judge or supernumerary judge of the Federal Court — Appeal Division on the coming into force of section 1 of this Act continues in office as a judge or supernumerary judge, as the case may be, of the Federal Court of Appeal.

      • Other judges in the Federal Court — Trial Division

        (4) Every other person holding office as a judge or supernumerary judge of the Federal Court — Trial Division on the coming into force of section 1 of this Act continues in office as a judge or supernumerary judge, as the case may be, of the Federal Court.

      • Prothonotaries

        (5) Every person holding office as prothonotary, Senior Prothonotary or Associate Senior Prothonotary of the Federal Court of Canada on the coming into force of section 1 of this Act continues in office as prothonotary, Senior Prothonotary or Associate Senior Prothonotary, as the case may be, of the Federal Court.

      • Sheriffs

        (6) Every person holding office as sheriff or deputy sheriff of the Federal Court of Canada on the coming into force of section 1 of this Act continues in office as sheriff or deputy sheriff, as the case may be, of the Federal Court of Appeal and the Federal Court.

      • Commissioner for taking oaths

        (7) Every person who on the coming into force of section 1 of this Act was empowered to administer oaths and to take and receive affidavits, declarations and affirmations in or concerning proceedings in the Federal Court of Canada because of a commission under subsection 54(2) of the Federal Court Act is empowered in or outside Canada to administer oaths and to take and receive affidavits, declarations and affirmations in or concerning proceedings in the Federal Court of Appeal and the Federal Court as though the person had been so empowered by a commission under subsection 54(2) of the Federal Courts Act.

  • — 2002, c. 8, s. 185(13)

      • Letters patent

         (13) Letters patent under the Great Seal may be issued under the authority of the Governor in Council to each of the persons referred to in subsections (1) to (4), (8) and (9) evidencing the person’s office by virtue of this section.

  • — 2002, c. 8, s. 185(14)

      • Transfer of court employees

         (14) Nothing in this Act shall be construed as affecting the status of an employee, as defined in subsection 2(1) of the Public Service Employment Act, who, immediately before the coming into force of section 1 of this Act, occupied a position in or was a member of the staff of the Federal Court of Canada or the Tax Court of Canada, except that the employee, on that coming into force, occupies that position in the Courts Administration Service under the authority of the Chief Administrator of that Service.

  • — 2002, c. 8, s. 187

    • Judicial review rules to apply to certain appeals
      • 187. (1) The provisions of the Federal Court Rules, 1998 that govern applications to the Federal Court of Appeal under section 28 of the Federal Courts Act apply to appeals to the Federal Court of Appeal under subsection 27(1.2) of that Act, with any modifications that the circumstances require, until other provisions are made to govern those appeals.

      • Other provisions to remain in force

        (2) All provisions of law and rules and orders regulating the practice and procedure in the Federal Court of Canada on the coming into force of section 1 of this Act remain in force until amended, repealed or otherwise determined, to the extent that they are not inconsistent with the provisions of this Act.

  • — 2002, c. 8, s. 188

    • Court proceedings to continue

      188. Every proceeding taken in the Federal Court of Canada before the coming into force of section 1 of this Act shall be continued in conformity with the Federal Courts Act.

  • — 2002, c. 8, s. 191

    • Rules made previously

      191. Rules that were made under section 46 of the Federal Court Act before the coming into force of section 44 of this Act are deemed to have been validly made and continue to have force as though they had been made under section 46 of the Federal Courts Act, as amended by section 44 of this Act.