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Public Consultation – CRT Rules – April 2022

The Civil Resolution Tribunal (CRT) regularly reviews and updates its procedural rules. We try to do this at least once a year. We’ve drafted some changes to the rules and would like your feedback.

Please review this draft of the CRT Rules and contact us with your feedback, with the subject line “Rules Consultation”.

Please send your comments by Sunday April 10, 2022 at 11:59pm PST.


What’s being updated?

The planned changes are intended to make the CRT Rules clearer and more consistent. Some words have been changed to make them more readable but do not change the meaning.

Other changes will update or give more guidance on how to do certain things. For example:

  • We’ve added rules about litigation guardians for minors or adults with impaired mental capacity [Rule 1.13]
  • We’ve streamlined the Rule that sets timelines and character counts for submitting evidence and arguments during preparation for a tribunal decision [Rule 7.3]
  • We’ve updated what the tribunal will consider when deciding whether to allow somebody to have a representative [Rule 1.16(8)]


What are the CRT Rules?

Courts and tribunals usually have rules. The CRT Rules are a bit like an instruction guide and set out a fair, transparent, and consistent process for resolving claims.

The CRT’s mandate requires that it be accessible, speedy, economical, informal, and flexible. Because of that, we want the rules to be as clear and easy to use as possible. We have used feedback from CRT participants and stakeholders to review and update the Rules several times since we started accepting claims in July 2016.


How do people use the CRT Rules?

If we’re being totally honest – we hope people using the CRT don’t actually have to look at the CRT Rules very often! We try to build processes and guides that speak for themselves, and give you the information you need, when you need it. But when people need or want to read our complete rules, they are available here.


Questions about the CRT Rules? Have feedback after this consultation closes?

Feel free to contact us at any time. We’ll review your feedback for the next round of changes to the rules.