Practice Note #3 –
Requests to Extend Time Limits
Practice Note #3 – Requests to Extend Time Limits PDF (168KB)
The purpose of this Practice Note is to explain the procedure to follow to submit an application for a deadline extension with the Tribunal, and the contents required.
The parties to a request for review must respect the strict time limits set out in the Rules of the Review Tribunal (Canada Agricultural Review Tribunal) (Rules).
However, it is possible that party is unable to meet the deadline established by the Rules, and a request for an extension is required to allow for fair and efficient management of the file.
The Tribunal does not systematically grant time extensions. The party presenting such a request must provide convincing reasons. It is also important to note that the deadlines set out in the legislative framework, other than the Tribunal’s Rules, cannot be extended by the Tribunal.
A party may request an extension of time by sending the Tribunal a letter including the following information:
- The case number and parties involved;
- The deadline for which it requires an extension of time;
- The reason(s) why the request for extension is required;
- Whether the Tribunal has previously granted an extension in the matter; and
- The length of extension requested.
In a request for an extension of the deadline, the Tribunal offers the parties involved the opportunity to present arguments on their respective positions regarding the request. After considering the parties’ arguments, the Tribunal issues an order ruling on the request for extension of time.
When an extension of time is not granted, the parties will be bound by the previously set deadlines.
Practice Note #3 is approved by the Tribunal’s Chairperson on September 28th, 2020.
Canada Agricultural Review Tribunal