Service on the Crown

Federal Court

To commence a proceeding against the Crown, the Attorney General of Canada or any other minister of the Crown, the appropriate documentation must be filed in the Federal Court Registry. Regional Federal Court Registry Offices

When the Crown is sued in the Federal Court, the proper defendant is "Her Majesty The Queen". For Federal Court, service on the Attorney General is set out in Rule 133 of the Federal Courts Rules.

Provincial Court

To commence a proceeding against the Crown, the Attorney General of Canada or any other minister of the Crown, the Deputy Attorney General of Canada must be served, either at the office of the Deputy Attorney General in Ottawa or at the appropriate regional office of the Department of Justice Canada listed below. When the Crown is sued in provincial court, the proper defendant is "Attorney General of Canada."

The address for the Deputy Attorney General of Canada is:
Office of the Deputy Attorney General of Canada
284 Wellington Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H8

For litigation in provincial courts, service on the Attorney General of Canada is set out in section 4 of the Crown Liability and Proceedings (Provincial Court) Regulations.

Regional Offices

Atlantic Provinces (Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador)

Atlantic Regional Office
Department of Justice Canada
Suite 1400, Duke Tower
5251 Duke Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3J 1P3

Telephone:  902-426-3260
Fax:  902-426-7913

Quebec

Quebec Regional Office
Department of Justice Canada
Guy-Favreau Complex
East Tower, 9th Floor
200 René-Lévesque Boulevard West
Montréal, Quebec
H2Z 1X4

Telephone:  613-957-4222
Fax:  514-283-9690

Ontario

Ontario Regional Office
Department of Justice Canada
The Exchange Tower
130 King Street West, Suite 3400, Box 36
Toronto, Ontario
M5X 1K6

Telephone:  416-973-0942
TDD: 416-973-2496

Manitoba

Prairie Regional Office - Winnipeg
Department of Justice Canada
Suite 301, 310 Broadway
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3C 0S6

Telephone:  204-983-2391
Fax:  204-983-3636

Saskatchewan

Prairie Regional Office - Saskatoon
Department of Justice Canada
123-2nd Avenue S., 10th Floor
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
S7K 7E6

Telephone:  306-975-4756
Fax:  306-975-4030

Alberta

Prairie Regional Office - Calgary
Department of Justice Canada
Suite 601, 606 4th Street SW
Calgary, Alberta
T2P 1T1

Telephone:  403-292-6813
Fax:  403-299-3507

Prairie Regional Office - Edmonton
Department of Justice Canada
10423 101 Street
3rd Floor, Epcor Tower
Edmonton, Alberta 
T5H 0E7

Telephone:  780-495-2983
Fax:  780-495-2964

British Columbia

British Columbia Regional Office
Department of Justice Canada
900 - 840 Howe Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6Z 2S9

Telephone:  604-666-2061
Fax:  604-666-2760
TDD:  604-666-1511

Yukon

Northern Regional Office - Yukon
Department of Justice Canada
310 - 300 Main Street
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2B5

Telephone:  867-393-7950
Fax:  867-667-3934

Northwest Territories

Northern Regional Office - Northwest Territories
Department of Justice Canada
5019 52nd Street
2nd Floor, Nova Plaza
P.O. Box 2052
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
X1A 2P5
Telephone: 867-920-6001
Fax:  867-920-6025

Nunavut

Department of Justice
Nunavut Regional Office
Qimugjuk Building #969, 2nd Floor
PO Box 2200
Iqaluit, NU
X0A 0H0
Phone: 867-975-4516
Fax: 867-975-4560