Can a judge re-open an issue to hear new evidence before formal judgment has been entered?

British Columbia, Canada


The following excerpt is from Akkor v. Roulston, 2009 BCSC 1584 (CanLII):

A trial judge’s ability to re-open an issue to hear new evidence before formal judgment has been entered is an unfettered discretion that is to be used sparingly: Cheema v. Cheema, 2001 BCSC 298, 89 B.C.L.R. (3d) 179, at para. 4.

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