Raynald Grenier v. Attorney General of Canada and Supreme Court of Canada Registry

(Federal) (Civil) (By Leave)


Civil procedure — Time — Application for judicial review of summary prepared by Office of Registrar of Supreme Court and posted on Court’s website — Application filed out of time — Federal Court not granting extension of time — Whether public summary is decision subject to judicial review under Federal Courts Act — Whether application for leave to appeal raises question of public importance.


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The applicant, Mr. Grenier, brought a motion for an extension of time to file an application for leave for judicial review with the Federal Court. The decision to which the application relates is the summary of file No. 40016 posted on the website of the Supreme Court of Canada. The summary concerns Mr. Grenier’s application for leave to appeal that was dismissed by the Court on May 12, 2022. The Federal Court dismissed Mr. Grenier’s motion, as it was of the view that it would not be in the interests of justice to grant an extension of time in the circumstances. The Federal Court of Appeal dismissed Mr. Grenier’s appeal. It noted that the decision to grant or deny an extension of time fell squarely within the Federal Court’s discretion. It found no error in the court’s decision that would warrant its intervention.

Lower Court Rulings

December 21, 2022
Federal Court

2022 CF 1779, 22-T-84
Motion for extension of time to file application for judicial review dismissed
September 11, 2023
Federal Court of Appeal

2023 CAF 186, A-284-22
Appeal dismissed