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Federal Courts Act

Version of section 56 from 2003-07-02 to 2022-08-08:


Marginal note:Analogy to provincial process

  •  (1) In addition to any writs of execution or other process that are prescribed by the Rules for enforcement of its judgments or orders, the Federal Court of Appeal or the Federal Court may issue process against the person or the property of any party, of the same tenor and effect as those that may be issued out of any of the superior courts of the province in which a judgment or an order is to be executed, and if, by the law of that province, an order of a judge is required for the issue of a process, a judge of that court may make a similar order with respect to like process to issue out of that court.

  • Marginal note:Process against person

    (2) No person shall be taken into custody under process of execution for debt issued out of the Federal Court of Appeal or the Federal Court.

  • Marginal note:Process against property

    (3) All writs of execution or other process against property, whether prescribed by the Rules or authorized by subsection (1), shall

    • (a) unless otherwise provided by the Rules, be executed, with respect to the property liable to execution and the mode of seizure and sale, as nearly as possible in the same manner as similar writs or process that are issued out of the superior courts of the province in which the property to be seized is situated are, by the law of that province, required to be executed; and

    • (b) bind property in the same manner as similar writs or process issued by the provincial superior courts, and the rights of purchasers under the writs or process are the same as those of purchasers under those similar writs or process.

  • Marginal note:Claim against property seized

    (4) Every claim made by a person to property seized under a writ of execution or other process issued out of the Federal Court of Appeal or the Federal Court, or to the proceeds of its sale, shall, unless otherwise provided by the Rules, be heard and disposed of as nearly as may be according to the procedure applicable to like claims to property seized under similar writs or process issued out of the courts of the provinces.

  • (5) [Repealed, 1990, c. 8, s. 18]

  • R.S., 1985, c. F-7, s. 56
  • 1990, c. 8, s. 18
  • 2002, c. 8, s. 53
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