Due to changes with Canada Post no longer obtaining signatures on registered mail “the Registrar will accept requisitions to note default on a statement of claim where the other requirements to note default are met but the statement of claim was served outside of six months after it was issued and the plaintiff files satisfactory affidavit evidence.”
In an effort to further the “cautious approach in the transition to further normalization of Court of Queen’s Bench hearings … the court will be further enhancing its in-person judicial service commencing with the fall term on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, until further notice.”
A list of full protocols is provided in the notice.
See here for previous Notices and Practice Directions.
This notice is the latest revision to the Model for Scheduling and Case Flow Management in respect of family proceedings. It addresses the specific matters to be heard by Masters and the process involved.
Previous notices and practice directives can be found on the Courts website.
These changes have come about as a result of the Divorce Act amendments.
DIVORCE ACT AMENDMENTS RULES On January 29, 2021, The Queen’s Bench Statutory Rules Committee met and passed Queen’s Bench Rule Amendments dealing with Rule 70 amendments, required by the Divorce Act amendments which come into effect on March 1, 2021. It includes an overview of the changes to Rule 70.
The full text of the amendments along with the forms, Man. Reg. 7/2021, are posted on the Manitoba Laws website.
VERSION 6 OF THE MANDATORY STANDARD CLAUSES FOR FAMILY DIVISION ORDERS The use of Standard Clauses in Family Division orders has been mandatory since 1998 [see Court of Queen’s Bench Rules 70.31(11), (12) and (13). Standard Clauses reflect the intent of a judge’s decision in a consistent way and make the terms of orders more readily understood by parties and agencies dealing with the order.