A period provided for under the Federal Courts Rules can be extended once if all parties consent in writing, except for:
- a period fixed by a court order; or
- a period related to an originating process (i.e. the notice of application).
The time extension cannot exceed half the time originally provided for under the rules (e.g. if the rules provided for 20 days for completion of a step in the proceeding, the time extension by consent of the parties cannot exceed 10 days).
If a party cannot get a time extension by consent, it must make a motion to the Court.
Last updated: October 9, 2016