Effective Date:  October 11th, 2017          

Number: 2

Practice Direction:  Default Format of Specific Motion Hearings

Direction:

Unless otherwise directed by TLAB, where a Party requests a date to file a Motion for a Written or Electronic Hearing (telephone or video conference) or the adjournment of a Hearing Date, or both, TLAB will treat and require the request to be conducted as a written Motion.  The Party will be provided with a date for a Written Hearing motion for service. In the case of a Hearing Date adjournment request, the TLAB shall supply alternative hearing dates and the parties shall indicate their availability for those dates, in the event that the Motion may be granted. The default form of Hearing for these two specific Motion requests will not be Oral, as specified in Rule 17.3. The timeline for Motion responses outlined in the Rules for Motions will apply.

Approved by the Toronto Local Appeal Body this 11TH day of October, 2017.

Ian James Lord

Chair

Effective Date:  October 11th, 2017                

Number:  4

Practice Direction:  Video Evidence

 Direction:

On the approval of the presiding Member, video material that has been disclosed and identified, and served in accordance with the Rules may be presented at a TLAB hearing, subject to relevance. Due to current technical constraints, video material cannot be made available to the public on the Application Information Centre website. Access to video material may be made available upon appointment to the TLAB office.

Persons tendering video material who do not bring their own equipment are responsible to ensure that the video material is stored and retrievable in standard media file format (eg. AVI, MP4, MKV).

Approved by the Toronto Local Appeal Body this 11th day of October, 2017.

Ian James Lord

Chair

Effective Date: October 11, 2017                            

Number: 5

Practice Direction:  Service of Physical Documents for People Who Cannot Communicate Electronically

Direction:

A physical copy of any submission must be served on all Parties who cannot communicate electronically.  Likewise, all Parties and Participants who cannot communicate electronically must serve physical copies of any submission on all Parties and TLAB.

The due dates as outlined in TLAB’s Rules of Practice and Procedure continue to apply.  As such, service to be on time has to respect delays inherent in service.  The Date of Service is deemed to be four (4) days after the date of mailing.

An Affidavit (Form 10) must be completed attesting to the method and timing of service.  This must be filed with TLAB in a timely fashion for public posting.

Service requirements under Section 3 of TLAB’s Rules of Practice and Procedure continue to apply for all those with an email address.

Approved by the Toronto Local Appeal Body this 11th day of October, 2017.

Ian James Lord

Chair