Practice Direction No. 6

Interventions: Request for Notice

Effective Date: May 16, 2012 

  1. Subsection 22(1) of the Specific Claims Tribunal Act, SC 2008, c 22, provides:

If the Tribunal’s decision of an issue in relation to a specific claim might, in its opinion, significantly affect the interests of a province, First Nation or person, the Tribunal shall so notify them. The parties may make submissions to the Tribunal as to whose interests might be affected.

  1. If a province, First Nation or person that has not received notice under subsection 22(1) believes that its interests may be significantly affected by the decision of the Specific Claims Tribunal (Tribunal) on an issue in relation to a specific claim, it may, in writing to the attention of the Chairperson, request that it be provided notice under subsection 22(1).
  2. The request shall:
    1. identify the specific claim (including the title of proceedings and Tribunal file number);
    2. identify the issue;  
    3. set out the name, address, telephone number and email address of the province, First Nation or person making the request;
    4. set out, in brief summary, the basis on which it believes its interests may be significantly affected; and,
    5. provide the name, address, telephone number and email address of counsel.
  3. The letter of request will be delivered electronically.
  4. Service of the letter of request on the parties is not required.
  5. The Tribunal will, within 10 days of receipt of the letter of request, determine whether a Notice pursuant to subsection 22(1) will be provided.

Honourable Harry Slade, Chairperson
Specific Claims Tribunal