A Provincial Court judge will hear the application on the date set
out in the notice of application. Arrive at the courthouse fifteen
minutes before the time set for the hearing and go to the
assigned courtroom as indicated on your documents. When your
case is called, you (and the other person, if present) will have a
chance to make brief statements to the judge. However, evidence
in this type of hearing is generally given by affidavit, rather than
by oral testimony, which is why it is important to set out all the
relevant facts in your affidavit.
The judge will usually make a decision based on the submissions
and affidavit evidence presented at the hearing. However, the
judge might decide to direct a "trial of an issue" if the facts are
too complicated or contentious to be decided on the basis of
affidavit evidence in the brief time available at the hearing. If the
judge directs the trial of an issue, you will be informed of the
date of the trial.