On April 6, 2021, a regulation was filed to amend court rules and forms for civil proceedings in the Superior Court of Justice: O. Reg. 248/21, amending the Rules of Civil Procedure.
The administrative amendments to the Rules of Civil Procedure achieve consistency with recent civil rule and form amendments establishing electronic processes in civil court proceedings (O. Reg. 689/20), as well as amendments establishing a simplified probate process for small estates (O. Reg. 111/21).
The amending regulation also makes administrative amendments to introduce consistent French-language terminology and correct discrepancies between the English and French versions of various rules and forms.
The regulation amends 23 rules and 43 forms. A summary of the regulation is available on Ontario’s Regulatory Registry at: 21-MAG010
The amendments are effective April 6, 2021.