C-25.01, r. 6 - Rules of practice of the Superior Court of Québec in family matters
13. Powers of the Court: The Court may:
(a) dismiss the appeal, where the appellant is not ready to proceed when the case is called;
(b) allow the appellant to proceed ex parte against a respondent who is not ready to proceed when the case is called;
(c) upon application, or on its own initiative, dismiss an appeal where the appellant has failed to observe any of the formalities required by law or by the Rules of Court.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. C-25, r. 9, Rule 13; Decision 94-06-23, s. 11; Decision 96-09-16, s. 6; Decision 98-10-16, s. 2.