Rule 30 Discovery of Documents

  • May 26, 2015

30.01 (1) (a) of the Ontario Rules of Civil Procedure, Courts of Justice Act, R.R.O. 1990, Regulation 194, interprets "document" to include: "a sound recording, videotape, film, photograph, chart, graph, map, plan, survey, book of account, and data and information in electronic form". This interpretation builds on the definition of "document" in s. 1.03 (1) to include "data and information in electronic form"; "electronic" includes created, recorded, transmitted or stored in digital form or in other intangible form by electronic, magnetic or optical means or by any other means that has capabilities for creation, recording, transmission or storage similar to those means, and "electronically" has a corresponding meaning; ("électronique", "par voie électronique").

Business records to be admitted in evidence. Section 30 of the Canada Evidence Act.

Definitions. Section 31.8 of the Canada Evidence Act. Includes definitions of an "electronic document", data, computer system, and "electronic documents system".