Category: Covid-19

SCJ London: adjournment of all jury trials

All civil jury trials currently scheduled to commence in the Superior Court of Justice in London, Ontario during the month of June, 2020 are adjourned to the July 17, 2020 assignment court at 9 a.m. to be spoken to. Endorsement of Justice Grace, April 22, 2020 (PDF only, found here)

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SCJ jury trials: not ’til September, 2020 at the earliest

“To protect the health and safety of all court users and to help contain the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Superior Court of Justice (SCJ) suspended in-person operations, effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020, and until further notice.” “By order, all … civil matters scheduled to be heard on or after March 17, […]

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“Ontario Lifting Suspension Of Lien Periods”

Robert Farmer, Andrew J. Skinner and Stewart J. Wallace of Dickinson Wright provide a very useful short summary of the lifting of the suspension of certain lien periods under the Construction Act (formerly the Construction Lien Act). “One of the perhaps unintended consequences of this order was the suspension of the deadline for suppliers of goods […]

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Suspension of limitation periods and Rules time limits

The Ontario government has issued an order suspending the operation of any statute, regulation or rule that sets out a limitation period, or the timing within which a step must be taken to start a court or tribunal case, or any step within it. [You can find the full text here.] What does this mean? […]

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Regulation suspending limitation and statutory time limits

Ontario Regulationmade under theEMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND CIVIL PROTECTION ACTORDER UNDER SUBSECTION 7.1(2) OF THE ACTCurrent to March 28, 2020No amendments Whereas an emergency has been declared pursuant to Order in Council 518/2020 (Ontario Regulation 50/20) [Emergency Order found here] on March 17, 2020 at 7:30 a.m. Toronto time pursuant to section 7.0.1 of the Emergency […]

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Law Society official position on virtual Commissioning

[Everything below this line is a verbatim transcript from the LSO’s website as of 2020-04-08-1334h] During COVID-19, does the Law Society’s interpretation permitting virtual commissioning under the Commissioners for Taking Affidavits Act extend to functions under the Notaries Act? Notarizing is governed by the Notaries Act and is not regulated by the Law Society. Lawyers […]

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Remote/Virtual Witnessing of Wills and Powers of Attorney

The Ontario government has authorized the remote witnessing of wills. The key limitation is that one of your witnesses has to be either a lawyer or paralegal licensed by the Law Society of Ontario. The full text of the Order [English only] is below, and can be found [in original, bilingual version] here: Executive CouncilOrder […]

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CJO Update re Civil Proceedings 2020-04-02

UPDATE REGARDING THE SUSPENSION OF SUPERIOR COURT OF JUSTICE REGULAR OPERATIONS Note: Camberwell House has extracted only those portions applicable to civil matters.  The reader should go to the full memorandum for its complete contents.  Other editing changes have been made. April 2, 2020 This notice supplements the March 15, 2020 notice for civil and […]

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CJO INFO MEMORANDUM ON SCJ MATTERS TO BE HEARD DURING COVID-19 CRISIS

TO: Bar associations, Media and Justice Stakeholders FROM: Office of the Chief Justice, Ontario Superior Court of Justice RE: Information on Matters to be Heard in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice during the COVID-19 crisis, Effective April 6, 2020 DATE: April 2, 2020 NOTE:  INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY – NOT A SOURCE OF AUTHORITY Chief […]

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Divisional Court Notice to the Profession 2020-04-02

NOTICE TO THE PROFESSION DIVISIONAL COURT April 2, 2020 Urgent matters will continue to be heard under the Notice to the Profession dated March 15, 2020. Effective April 6, additional matters will be scheduled for remote hearings by telephone or video conference or heard in writing. D.1. Provincewide Protocol applies to all Divisional Court matters […]

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