Legal System

The Federal Court of Appeal


The Federal Court of Appeal judges the validity of certain decisions made by the Federal Court, or the Tax Court of Canada.

It can also hear applications to contest decisions made by federal organizations, such as the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), the National Energy Board, and the Competition Tribunal.

Each case is heard by at least three judges who decide together on its merits. In case of a disagreement, the opinion of the majority prevails.

The Federal Court of Appeal has its principal office in Ottawa, but it shares facilities with the Federal Court in almost all major Canadian cities. It can hold hearings all over Canada. It is even possible to be heard via videoconferencing held in its regional offices.