Court of Appeal of Quebec

Notices in criminal matters


Clerk's Practice Direction in criminal matters

Section 85 of the Rules of the Court of Appeal of Quebec in Criminal matters authorizes the Clerk to publish Practice Directions to explain or render these rules or a practice before the Court more precise.  These Practices Directions may be reviewed and amended from time to time.

Below you will find a list of the Clerk's Practice Directions published to date in criminal matters.

Clerk's Practice Direction NOTE
Clerk's Practice Direction No.3 - Digital office of the Court of Appeal (DOCA): Pilot project respecting the electronic filing of notices of appeal and applications for leave to appeal in civil, criminal, extradition and penal matters Issued: October 3, 2022
Revised: March 11, 2024
Clerk's Practice Direction No.4 - Notification of briefs by technological means in criminal matters Issued: October 3, 2022
Clerk's Practice Direction No.5 - Documents attached to applications and necessary for their adjudication in criminal matters (applications presented before a judge alone) Practice Direction REPEALED on March 11, 2024
Clerk's Practice Direction No.6 - Documents attached to applications and necessary for their adjudication in criminal matters (applications presented before a panel) Practice Direction REPEALED on March 11, 2024
Clerk's Practice Direction No.7 - Transmission of the PDF File of Certain Pleadings, Briefs, Memoranda and Other Documents by Means of the Digital Office of the Court of Appeal (DOCA)

Issued: October 3, 2022
Revised: October 3, 2023, February 5, 2024, March 11, 2024
Clerk's Practice Direction No.8 - Filing of the PDF File of Books of Authorities

Issued: October 3, 2022
Revised: October 3, 2023, March 11, 2024
Clerk's Practice Direction No.9 - Method for presenting certain requests in criminal matters

Issued: March 11, 2024
Clerk's Practice Direction No.10 - Types of files that are legible by the means available to the court of appeal

Issued: March 11, 2024

 


List of judgments deemed to be part of a book of authorities in criminal matters (s. 45 R.C.A.Q.C.M.)

In accordance with s. 45 of the Rules of the Court of Appeal of Quebec in Criminal matters (R.C.A.Q.C.M.), the Court publishes a list of judgments that parties are exempt from including in their book of authorities. The case law included in this list is deemed to be part of the book of authorities. The Court is familiar with these judgments, which are frequently relied on before it. However, if a party wishes to draw the attention of the Court to one or more of these judgments, it may limit itself to including relevant excerpts (along with the preceding and succeeding pages) together with the headnote of the judgment (if available) (s. 44 para. 3 R.C.A.Q.C.M.).

This list does not constitute an exhaustive list of relevant judgments for any particular subject matter, nor an opinion in that regard.


Guidelines concerning the use of technological devices in courtrooms


Notices

  1. Rules Respecting the Preparation of the PDF Files of Pleadings, Briefs, Memoranda, Books of Authorities or Any Other Document - Issued: October 3, 2022; Revised: October 3, 2023, February 5, 2024

  2. New coordinating judge at the seat of the Court of Appeal in Quebec city - August 8, 2022
  3. Notice- Motions before a judge in chambers - News and reminders - August 18, 2014
  4. Notice relating to jurisprudence deemed to have been filed in a book of authorities - May 1, 2014 (Notice update in the Practice Direction G-8)
  5. Notice of hearing – October 3, 2013
  6. Notice - Coordinating Judge of the Québec Division – June 17, 2013
  7. Notice - The number of copies required for the production of arguments in fast track files - April 23, 2013
  8. Notice concerning computer format of factum and arguments – February 3, 2012
  9. Notice concerning headings on procedure – February 1, 2012
  10. Notice - Electronic delivery of copies of judgments – June 30, 2010
  11. Access to the Ernest-Cormier Building when carrying heavy briefcases – June 15, 2010
  12. Notice - Electronic version of transcript – May 20, 2010
  13. Directive of the chief Justice regarding exemption of search procedure effective as of – February 4, 2008
  14. Notice about the obtainment of a copy of the oral arguments – November 13, 2007
  15. Notice concerning the destruction of exhibits produced with motions and book of authorities– February 15, 2007
  16. Notice concerning article 71 e) of the rules of the Court of Appeal in criminal matters – January 24, 2007