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9. If the responding party at the CRT failed to file a response but filed a
notice of objection after the CRT made an order in favour of the initiating
party, the Court must make an order for payment of deposit or
security for costs upon application by the initiating party. Some exceptions
Civil Resolution Tribunal Act, s. 56.3(4)
10. The Court may order the payment of a penalty of up to 20 percent of
the CRT order against the objecting party if they are less successful in
the Provincial Court. The Court will only be made aware of the CRT
decision at the conclusion of the trial.
Civil Resolution Tribunal Act, s. 56.4(c);
Small Claims Rules, R. 10.2
11. Commencing June 1, 2017, simplified trials under Rule 9.1 may apply
to claims up to $10,000 at the Robson Square and Richmond Small
Small Claims Rules, R. 9.1
12. The Practice Directions listed in Appendix “A” are rescinded.
13. A workflow2 providing an overview of the progress of a civil claim in
the Provincial Court and the CRT as of June 1, 2017 is attached as
History of Notice to the Profession and Public
• Original Notice to the Profession and Public dated June 01, 2017.
2 Created by Court Services Branch, in consultation with the Provincial Court, CRT, and Justice Services Branch, for information
Thomas J. Crabtree
Provincial Court of British Columbia