The Supreme Court of British Columbia is the province's superior trial court. The Supreme Court is a court of general and inherent jurisdiction which means that it can hear any type of case, civil or criminal. It hears most appeals from the Provincial Court in civil and criminal cases and appeals from arbitrations. A party may appeal a decision of the Supreme Court to the Court of Appeal.
March 9, 2015
PRACTICE DIRECTION 45 - MODEL ORDERS - COMPANIES' CREDITORS ARRANGEMENT ACT
Chief Justice Hinkson has today issued Practice Direction 45, Model Orders - Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act. Superior courts across Canada have coordinated to standardize orders made under federal insolvency legislation, and to update the standard forms of orders from time to time to reflect developments in the law. Practice Direction 45 prescribes three standard forms of orders. The first is the standard form of order for initial orders made in CCAA proceedings commenced in British Columbia and replaces the former model initial order prescribed by PD 29 which is rescinded. The other two standard forms of order are for use in cross-border CCAA proceedings where the main proceedings were commenced elsewhere.