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CF - Cour Fédérale (Canada)

2004 to date.

Published French language decisions of the Federal Court, Ottawa, Ontario (Canada).

Replaced the short-lived CFPI - for Federal Court, Trial Division (in French).

In 2002, the Federal Court, based in Ottawa, Ontario, opted for a database and Internet-friendly citation system: initially Federal Court of Canadachoosing CFPI, for the French language decisions of the Court - Trial Division (premiere instance).

In 2004, this was changed for CF for Cour fédérale du Canada.

It may be, but it is not intended that it would be spelled in the traditional legal citation format, with periods, as in "C.F."

Since 2004, all French-language judgments chosen for publication are assigned a permanent CF number with the four-digit year followed by the CF and then a sequentially assigned number which starts at "1" on the first judgment issued as of January 1, and ends with the last judgment published on December 31 of each year.

Since 2004, the Federal Court sustains a mirror legal citation, FC,  for Federal Court, assigned to all English-language version of the Court's judgments.

Thus, for any given Federal Court judgment, there can be either an CF citation, a FC citation, or both.


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