Practice Direction No. 9


Effective Date: December 23, 2013

This Practice Direction amends and augments subrules 17(1), 17(3), 22(2) and 28(1) as well as Rules 18 and 21 of the Specific Claims Tribunal Rules of Practice and Procedure, SOR/2011-119.

Subrules 17(1), 17(3) and 22(2), and Rules 18 and 21 address the filing of documents with the Specific Claims Tribunal (Tribunal) and service of documents on other parties. 

All documents must now be filed using the Tribunal’s E-Filing application found on the Tribunal’s Web site at All counsel in a proceeding before the Tribunal must create an E-Filing profile by registering at In accordance with Rule 18, the Tribunal may grant leave for a party to file a document by any other electronic means if doing so would be just, timely or cost-effective in the circumstances. 

When a document is retrieved by a party using the E-Filing application, an email is automatically generated and sent to the Registry of the Tribunal. This email is considered proof of service in accordance with Rule 21 and subrule 28(1) and is to be filed by a Registry Officer of the Tribunal as such. 

Honourable Harry Slade, Chairperson
Specific Claims Tribunal