Electronic Filing: Can We File Pleadings Electronically in Ontario?

In Ontario some small claims pleadings can be filed electronically.

In December 2016, Regulation 487/16:Rules of Civil Procedure,
filed December 23, 2016 under the Courts of Justice Act was approved.

The Regulation speaks to, among other things, electronic filing:

ELECTRONIC FILING OF ORIGINATING PROCESS FOR ACTION

14.04 (1) A statement of claim (Form 14A (general) or 14B (mortgage actions – foreclosure)) or a notice of action (Form 14C) may be filed electronically, if the statement of claim or notice of action may, under rule 13.1.01, be filed in a court location for which the software authorized by the Ministry of the Attorney General for the purpose may be used, as indicated by the Ministry.

But which “court location for which the software authorized by the Ministry of the Attorney General” can we go to?

Comments

  1. Is your point that the Regulation is an empty vessel? Are you asking the Ministry to follow through and designate a court location for filing? Or are you just asking a riddle? You’ve raised an issue without making a point.

  2. It’s important to note that this new rule 14.04(1) will not come into force until April 24, 2017.