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  • BC Supreme Court announces temporary suspension of civil jury trials; effective September 28, the Supreme Court Civil Rules have been amended to suspend all civil jury trials until October 4, 2021: https://bit.ly/2EmSqO8 

Manitoba

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Ontario

  • Ontario Court of Justice announces First Appearance Court/First Court Date Before a Clerk will be waived from September 28 until November 27; parties will instead appear remotely before a judge for an initial case conference: https://bit.ly/2FRvEhQ

Ontario

Newfoundland and Labrador

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Ontario

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There are no practice directive updates today! Check back tomorrow.

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Saskatchewan

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Alberta

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Federal

  • Federal Court releases update regarding expiry of the Suspension Period; some administrative procedures enacted due to COVID-19 will remain in place until further notice: https://bit.ly/3icGJbu

Alberta

Alberta

Newfoundland and Labrador

Alberta

Ontario

British Columbia

  • BC Supreme Court releases revised notice regarding in-court measures during the pandemic; counsel must be in a position to confirm no one involved on their side has exhibited COVID-19 symptoms or traveled outside Canada within 14 days: https://bit.ly/3gYXFC6 

Alberta

Quebec

Alberta

  • Alberta Provincial Court releases new practice note for self-represented litigants regarding circuit point trials and preliminary inquiries; dockets for Cardston, Pincher Creek, Fort Macleod, and Taber to be heard in Lethbridge by remote appearance: https://bit.ly/3beHCxw 

Manitoba

  • Manitoba Provincial Court announces Child Protection dockets will continue to sit in court centres for September; matters will be heard in Steinbach, Beausejour, Pine Falls, Peguis First Nation, Emerson, Portage la Prairie and Dauphin: https://bit.ly/2QJqN4u 
  • Manitoba Provincial Court announces resumption of some court sittings in Nelson House, Norway House, Snow Lake, Cranberry Portage, and Easterville; includes sittings presided over by a Provincial Court Judge only: https://bit.ly/3lCdPDH 

Ontario

Quebec

Alberta

  • Alberta Provincial Court releases new practice note regarding procedure for criminal matters in the Tsuut’ina Provincial Court: https://bit.ly/3hVRRJy
  • Alberta Provincial Court releases updated practice note regarding resumption of court operations at Drumheller Base Court locations, beginning September 8: https://bit.ly/2EKiBy9
  • Alberta Provincial Court releases updated practice note regarding resumption of court operations at Calgary Base Court locations, beginning September 8: https://bit.ly/3hIVlPP 

Manitoba: 

  • Manitoba Courts release update regarding wearing masks in courthouses; now required in regions with a Code Orange health order, which currently includes the Prairie Mountain Health Region: https://bit.ly/3bgySHd 

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British Columbia

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Ontario

  • Ontario Superior Court of Justice releases new practice direction regarding Commercial List and Estates List filing: https://bit.ly/346Rl7D

There are no COVID-19 practice directive updates today! Check back tomorrow for more news from the courts.

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New Brunswick

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British Columbia

British Columbia

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Northwest Territories

There were no practice directive updates from the Canadian courts today. Check back tomorrow!

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Alberta

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Quebec

Federal

  • Federal Court updates practice directive: suspension periods expire in Western/Atlantic Canada June 15 but are extended to June 29 in Ontario/Quebec; filing timelines extended, general sittings remain cancelled; court fee waivers to expire June 29:  https://bit.ly/3dZlvf2 

British Columbia

Nova Scotia

  • Nova Scotia Supreme Court announces expansion of virtual court services to additional non-urgent civil matter types, including trials; will allow documentary exhibits, viva voce evidence including cross-examination, affirmation of remote witnesses: https://bit.ly/30tQCvv 

British Columbia

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Quebec

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British Columbia

  • BC Supreme Court clarifies that in civil matters where jury notice has been filed and served and the parties do not consent to proceed by judge alone, parties seeking to strike a jury notice may make an Application by Written Submissions: https://bit.ly/2XYd50R 

Alberta

  • Alberta Provincial Court announces out-of-custody youth trials in Edmonton to proceed as of June 8, 2020: https://bit.ly/3dzB7Wt 

Newfoundland

  • Newfoundland Supreme Court announces end of electronic/email filings, return to physical delivery of documents by regular mail or in-person drop-boxes as of June 8, 2020: https://bit.ly/3cE6zBT 
  • Newfoundland Supreme Court also announces rescheduled dates for missed applications, case management hearings, default summons in Family Court; requires new requests for settlement conferences that were cancelled between March 19–May 22, 2020: https://bit.ly/2XueNbk 

 


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Ontario

BC

Alberta

Manitoba

Quebec

Nova Scotia

Newfoundland & Labrador

Federal

  • Federal Court updates practice direction, extends suspension periods until June 15, 2020, extends timeline for filing documents and taking other procedural steps to June 29, will not hold in-person hearings until July 13: https://bit.ly/3eH2a2u

BC

Ontario

  • Ontario Court of Justice updates scheduling of family matters — starting May 29, case conferences in previously adjourned matters will be permitted to be heard. New, non-urgent proceedings will not be heard. https://bit.ly/3beRoyd

BC

Alberta

Ontario

BC

  • BC Supreme Court announces as of May 26, 2020 parties not appearing before the court due to Covid restrictions now required to file affidavits of service, delivery, with e-filing available: https://bit.ly/2M4YHhU 
  • BC Provincial Court announces June 8, 2020 resumption of in-person hearings for priority matters in designated courtrooms, additional locations to open June 15, 2020: https://bit.ly/2X9ldMV  

Ontario

Manitoba

Ontario

Nova Scotia

BC

Alberta

BC

  • BC Supreme Court releases plan to resume operations, announces phased resumption of civil and family trials and jury selections: https://bit.ly/3dDE7Rg 
  • BC Supreme Court provides details on resumption of trial management conferences and trials. Trial management conferences scheduled on or after June 1, 2020 and trials scheduled on or after June 8, 2020 will resume: https://bit.ly/3fPuEYY

Alberta

Manitoba

Ontario

Nova Scotia

Newfoundland

  • Newfoundland Supreme Court announces resumption of applications, settlement, and case management conferences in criminal, civil, family matters via telephone starting May 19. Court will also begin accepting all filings for processing: https://bit.ly/3fNj0xR   

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Ontario

British Columbia

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Manitoba

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Alberta


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Newfoundland

Alberta

Ontario

British Columbia

  • BC Supreme Court updates practice directives for resumption of civil and family matters, clarifies process for trial/judicial management of matters where jury notice has been filed and served: https://bit.ly/2yp9BeX 

Manitoba

Nova Scotia

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Quebec

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