After the Crown files its reply, the appellant has 30 days to file and serve an “answer.” The answer must be in Form 45. An appellant may want to file an answer to clarify his position in light of the reply filed by the Crown or respond to specific allegations made by the Crown. However, it is common for appellants to choose not to file an answer. When no answer is filed, the appellant is deemed to deny the allegations of fact made in the reply.
Last updated: October 4, 2015