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B.C. Reg. 53/2021, deposited March 2, 2021, under the COURT RULES ACT [section 1]. Order in Council 105/2021, approved and ordered March 2, 2021.
On the recommendation of the undersigned, the Lieutenant Governor, by and with the advice and consent of the Executive Council, orders that
(a) B.C. Reg. 232/2020 is amended
(i) in paragraph (b) by striking out "effective October 4, 2021" and substituting "effective October 8, 2022", and
(ii) in section 1 of Schedule 2 by striking out "subrules (0.1) and (0.2)" and substituting "subrules (0.1) to (0.4)", and
(b) the Supreme Court Civil Rules, B.C. Reg. 168/2009, are amended as set out in the attached Schedule.
— D. EBY, Attorney General and Minister Responsible for Housing; J. WHITESIDE, Presiding Member of the Executive Council.
1 The Supreme Court Civil Rules, B.C. Reg. 168/2009, are amended in Rule 12-6 (0.1) by striking out "October 3, 2021" and substituting "October 7, 2022".
2 Rule 12-6 is amended by adding the following subrules:
Filing jury notice and paying jury fees before October 8, 2022
(0.3) Despite subrule (0.2), a party may require that the trial of an action be heard by the court with a jury by doing the following on or after March 29, 2021 for a trial scheduled to take place on or after October 8, 2022:
(a) within 21 days after service of the notice of trial but at least 45 days before trial,
(i) filing a notice in Form 47, and
(ii) serving a copy of the filed notice on all parties of record;
(b) at least 45 days before trial, paying to the sheriff a sum sufficient to pay for the jury and the jury process.
Application of subrule (5) before October 8, 2022
(0.4) If a party files a notice under subrule (0.3) (a), the party on whom the notice has been served may, despite subrule (0.1), make an application under subrule (5) on or after March 29, 2021.
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