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Practice Note #1 –
Electronic Registry

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1. Purpose

The purpose of this Practice Note is to inform the parties of the procedure to be followed to file a document electronically. The Tribunal encourages parties to file all documents electronically by email in order to provide accessible, timely and cost‐effective service for requests for review.

2. Background

Electronic document filing reduces postage costs, dematerializes files and reduces processing times for the Tribunal. The electronic version of a document shall be considered the original submitted to the record. Moreover, the Tribunal will keep an electronic file that includes all the documents received from the parties.

3. Statement

Filing all documents electronically is encouraged unless otherwise specified in the Tribunal’s Rules of the Review Tribunal (Canada Agricultural Review Tribunal).

The documents must be submitted by email to: InfoTribunal@cart‐

The following formats are accepted:

Portable Document Format
pdf | _pdf
flib | fzip | sso_pt
Microsoft Excel
xls | xlsx
Microsoft PowerPoint
ppt | pptx
Microsoft Word
doc | docx
wav | mp3
jpeg | tiff | png
avi | wmv | mpeg

The Tribunal will provide the parties with an acknowledgement of receipt for all electronic submissions.

Please note that the Tribunal’s assistance and processing services are only available during business hours, which are Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Eastern Time). Electronic filings made outside business hours will be processed by the Tribunal on the following business day.

4. Approval

Practice Note #1 is approved by the Tribunal’s Chairperson on September 28th, 2020.

Luc Belanger signature

Luc Bélanger
Canada Agricultural Review Tribunal