Manitoba’s civil Queen’s Bench Rules are undergoing a significant amendment effective January 1, 2018. As noted in Chief Justice Joyal’s practice direction issued on November 8, 2017, the new rules and practices involve four major changes:
- Judicial involvement in managing cases;
- Trial scheduling;
- Judicially assisted dispute resolution (JADR); and
- Summary judgment.
Prior to the enforcement date, you can review the unconsolidated amendment which was registered October 2, 2017.
If you rely on the print looseleaf edition of the rules, Prof. Busby’s Manitoba Queen’s Bench Rules Annotated, make sure you check Manitoba Law’s website for an up-to-date version until the print edition is updated.