Generally, after reading the Crown’s reply, you should be able to understand where the Crown is coming from. In simple terms, you should know what facts the Crown is relying upon to support the reassessment(s) under appeal, what issue(s) it intends to ask the Court to decide and what legislative provisions and arguments it intends to present at the hearing.
Once the parties have exchanged their pleadings, because the appeal is proceeding under the Informal Procedure Rules, it is fast-tracked. The parties will receive a notice from the Court stating the date of the hearing. The notice is normally sent a few months in advance.
Although the next formal step is the hearing itself, it is common for appeals to be settled in the meantime.
Last updated: October 4, 2018