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Steps of a Review

The steps of a review are the following, however these steps can vary. These steps are further detailed in the Rules of Procedure.

 A REQUEST FOR REVIEW IS FILED
 

To request a review, complete and send a Request for Review (Form 2) to the Registrar by a means set out in rule 2.2.  The Registrar returns a filed copy to the parties.

THE HEARING DATE IS SET
 The Registrar sets a hearing date and issues a Notice of Hearing.
THE RECORD IS FILED
 

Within 15 days of receipt of the Request for Review, the regulator or decision-maker must file the Record of the Decision-Making Process. The Registrar returns a filed copy to all the parties. See rule 6.3.

PRELIMINARY MOTIONS ARE FILED
 

Consider whether you have any procedural or preliminary issues that can be resolved by the Tribunal.  See Motion for more details.

DOCUMENTS ARE SHARED
 

The Record may contain all the evidence necessary to the review. If it does not and you want to present documents at the hearing in addition to those contained in the Record, you must provide copies to all parties within the time fixed by the hearing panel. You must also provide copies of the documents to the Registrar of the Tribunal. See rule 10.3.

EXPERT WITNESSES ARE IDENTIFIED
 

If you want to call an expert to testify at the hearing or want to present an expert's report at the hearing, provide all other parties with the information set out in rule 10.6 within the time fixed by the hearing panel. Keep the originals of the report (or copies if not available) for the Tribunal at the hearing.

SUMMONS TO WITNESS ARE OBTAINED
 

The Record may contain all the evidence necessary to the review. If it does not and you want to bring witnesses to testify at the hearing, consider preparing a Summons to Witness (Form 8) for any witnesses you intend to bring to testify at the hearing.  For more information, see rule 10.8 and How to Prepare for the Hearing of a  Review.

STATEMENTS OF POSITION ARE FILED
 

The parties file their Statement of Position (Form 14) within the time fixed by the hearing panel.

PREPARATION FOR THE HEARING

Prepare for the hearing.  For more information, see How to Prepare for the Hearing of a Review.
THE HEARING IS HELD
 

The parties attend the hearing at the location, date and time set out in the Notice of Hearing. Failure to attend the hearing can have serious consequences.

THE DECISION IS ISSUED
 

After the hearing, the panel typically writes a decision, which may take between one to several months. You will receive a copy of the decision.

THE DECISION IS REVIEWED


Carefully review the decision.  If you do not agree with the decision, you may have the right to appeal the decision or seek judicial review. The decision takes effect immediately, unless a stay is obtained pursuant to subsection 48(4) of the Financial and Consumer Services Commission Act.