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Changes to the Notice of Objection Process

Earlier this year, the BC Government amended the Civil Resolution Tribunal Act to remove the Notice of Objection process. These amendments are effective July 1, 2022.

What is the Notice of Objection process?

The Notice of Objection process is only for small claims final decisions. It’s an option if a participant disagrees with the decision they receive.

A participant can only file a Notice of Objection if their CRT decision is given on or before June 30, 2022.

The Notice of Objection must be made within 28 days of the participant receiving the decision. If a Notice of Objection is made, it nullifies the CRT decision and allows the participants to start over in Provincial Court.

What are my options if I disagree with my small claims final decision?

If you disagree with your small claims final decision, your options will be different depending on the date that the decision was given:

What is a judicial review?

An application for “judicial review” is when you ask the BC Supreme Court to review if the CRT’s decision was reasonable or correct. The court can also look at if the CRT’s decision-making process was fair.

Learn more about judicial reviews.