THE ADVOCATE 583
VOL. 77 PART 4 JULY 2019
Supreme Court of British Columbia
Canadian Judicial Protocol for the Management of
Multi-jurisdictional Class Actions and the Provision of Class Action Notice
Effective Date: 2019/07/01
Number: PD – 55
The Canadian Judicial Protocol for the Management of Multi-jurisdictional
Class Actions and the Provision of Class Action Notice (“2018 Judicial Protocol”)
was developed by the CBA Task Force on Class Actions to reflect recommended
best practices for the management of multi-jurisdictional class
The Supreme Court of British Columbia has adopted the 2018 Judicial Protocol,
and this Practice Direction directs counsel and parties to comply with
it in class action proceedings commenced on or after July 1, 2019.
1. Parties to class action proceedings commenced on or after July 1, 2019
must follow the procedures set out in the 2018 Judicial Protocol.
2. This Practice Direction should be read together with PD - 5, which sets
out the procedures for requesting a judge for a proceeding under the
Class Proceedings Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 50, and submitting documents to
the National Class Action Database.
Chief Justice C.E. Hinkson
By the Honourable Suzanne Anton, Q.C.*