137.2(1) A motion to dismiss a proceeding under section 137.1 shall be made
in accordance with the rules of court, subject to the rules set out in this section, and may be made at any time after the proceeding has commenced.
Motion to be heard within 60 days
(2) A motion under section 137.1 shall be heard no later than 60 days after
notice of the motion is filed with the court.
Hearing date to be obtained in advance
(3) The moving party shall obtain the hearing date for the motion from the
court before notice of the motion is served.
Limit on cross-examinations
(4) Subject to subsection (5), cross-examination on any documentary
evidence filed by the parties shall not exceed a total of seven hours for all
plaintiffs in the proceeding and seven hours for all defendants.
Same, extension of time
(5) A judge may extend the time permitted for cross-examination on documentary evidence if it is necessary to do so in the interests of justice.
Appeal to be heard as soon as practicable
137.3 An appeal of an order under section 137.1 shall be heard as soon as
practicable after the appellant perfects the appeal.
Stay of related tribunal proceeding
137.4(1) If the responding party has begun a proceeding before a tribunal,
within the meaning of the Statutory Powers Procedure Act, and the moving party believes that the proceeding relates to the same matter of public interest that
the moving party alleges is the basis of the proceeding that is the subject of his
or her motion under section 137.1, the moving party may file with the tribunal
a copy of the notice of the motion that was filed with the court and, on its filing,
the tribunal proceeding is deemed to have been stayed by the tribunal.
(2) The tribunal shall give to each party to a tribunal proceeding stayed
under subsection (1),
(a) notice of the stay; and
(b) a copy of the notice of motion that was filed with the tribunal.
(3) A stay of a tribunal proceeding under subsection (1) remains in effect
until the motion, including any appeal of the motion, has been finally disposed of, subject to subsection (4).
Stay may be lifted
(4) A judge may, on motion, order that the stay is lifted at an earlier time if,
in his or her opinion,