Date de parutionJanvier 2024
Nombre de pages2000
Code de produit


Federal Courts Practice 2024

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Written by a well-respected team of authors, Federal Courts Practice is a comprehensive guide to the laws that govern the Federal Courts, with insightful expert commentary and case digests.

This publication includes:

  • Introductory overview containing a comprehensive, insightful analysis of recent decisions of the Supreme Court of Canada and the Federal Courts on jurisdiction, judicial review, intellectual property, maritime law issues, and conflict of interest.
  • Full text reproduction in both official languages of the current versions of the Federal Courts Act, Federal Courts Rules and Forms, the Federal Courts Immigration and Refugee Protection Rules, and the public interest immunity provisions of the Canada Evidence Act.
  • Section-by-section and rule-by-rule analysis and commentary by the authors, a judge of the Federal Court and two senior practitioners, on the latest key decisions.
  • Bilingual forms and tariffs of fees under the Federal Courts Rules.
  • Option to access the full text of the publication as a ProView eBook.
  • Option to receive Practice Advisor, an exclusive quarterly email service keeping you current on all significant statutory and regulatory changes, (for standing order subscribers).

New in this Edition:

  • A chart setting out the steps in a judicial review application in immigration matters has been added.
  • Legislation, case annotations and practice directions have been updated as has the Recent Developments section in the introductory chapter.
  • Author commentary has been added and updated to discuss developments in the case law, legislative amendments, and changes to court processes and procedures.


Brian Saunders, Q.C., is a former senior federal public servant who most recently was Director of Public Prosecutions and head of the Public Prosecution Service of Canada (2006-2016: in acting capacity from 2006-2009). Prior to that he was an Assistant Deputy Attorney General in the Department of Justice (2006) and Director General of the Ottawa Civil Litigation Section (2000-2006).He was called to the bar in 1977 and started his career as counsel in the Department of Justice. From 1977 to 2006, he represented the Crown in both criminal and civil matters before administrative tribunals and all levels of Court, principally in cases involving human rights, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, criminal law, and administrative law.He is co-author of Federal Courts Practice, an annual publication since 1988, and of Annotated Crown Liability and Proceedings Act 2014. Mr. Saunders has a B.A. and an LL.B. from the University of Alberta and an LL.M. and a Diploma in Legal Studies from Cambridge University.

The Honourable Donald J. Rennie was appointed to the Federal Court in October 2010, Chair of the Competition Tribunal in 2012, and to the Federal Court of Appeal in February 2015. He has been Chair of the Federal Court Rules Committee since 2017.At the time of his appointment to the bench, Justice Rennie was the Assistant Deputy Attorney General in the Department of Justice. He had responsibility for all federal litigation in the common law provinces and was Chair of the National Litigation Committee. He has appeared as counsel for the Attorney General at all levels of court in several provinces and in appeals before the Supreme Court of Canada.Since 1988, he has co-authored Federal Courts Practice, was co-author of The 1995 Annotated Crown Liability and Proceedings Act, and also published “The Extra-territorial Application of the Charter of Rights” in the 2009 Supreme Court Law Review.Justice Rennie received a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) from the University of Guelph in 1975, a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) from Dalhousie University.

Graham Garton, Q.C., is a graduate of the University of Toronto (B.A. 1968; LL.B. 1971). He was called to the bar of Ontario in 1973. He spent 35 years as a litigation counsel in the federal Department of Justice, arguing cases at all levels of court but concentrating initially on the Federal Courts and latterly on the Supreme Court of Canada. He was named the Department’s Charter of Rights litigation coordinator in 1982 and its coordinator of civil appeals in the Supreme Court of Canada in 1995.Graham Garton lectured on Civil Liberties at the Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa, and on the Charter of Rights at the Ottawa section of the Ontario Bar Admission Course. Until 2008, he was the editor of Charter of Rights Decisions, a digest published online by the Canadian Legal Information Institute, and he has been a co-author of Federal Courts Practice since 2004.