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Federal Courts Act

Version of section 50 from 2002-12-31 to 2003-07-01:

Marginal note:Stay of proceedings

  •  (1) The Court may, in its discretion, stay proceedings in any cause or matter,

    • (a) on the ground that the claim is being proceeded with in another court or jurisdiction; or

    • (b) where for any other reason it is in the interest of justice that the proceedings be stayed.

  • Marginal note:Idem

    (2) The Court shall, on the application of the Attorney General of Canada, stay proceedings in any cause or matter in respect of a claim against the Crown if it appears that the claimant has an action or proceeding in respect of the same claim pending in any other court against a person who, at the time when the cause of action alleged in the action or proceeding arose, was, in respect thereof, acting so as to engage the liability of the Crown.

  • Marginal note:Lifting of stay

    (3) Any stay ordered under this section may subsequently be lifted in the discretion of the Court.

  • R.S., c. 10(2nd Supp.), s. 50

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