Notice: Further Resumptions and Some Continued Restrictions
In line with public health directives, the Provincial court continues re-opening with incremental steps. This follows protocols already in place pursuant to previous Notices of June 23 and July 20, 2021.
The Provincial Court of Manitoba remains closed to members of the general public. The Court will continue to hear all trials, preliminary inquiries and Inquests in the court centres. Beginning August 30, 2021, the presumption that counsel and accused persons will appear remotely will no longer apply to adult matters proceeding to disposition and all matters under the Youth Criminal Justice Act. Child Protection dockets will be held in the community or court centre where they are ordinarily heard.
Additional protocols and information are available in the notice.
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Due to changes with nada Post no longer obtaining signatures on registered mail “the Registrar will accept requisitions to note default on a statement of claim where the other requirements to note default are met but the statement of claim was served outside of six months after it was issued and the plaintiff files satisfactory affidavit evidence.”
In an effort to further the “utious approach in the transition to further normalization of Court of Queen’s Bench hearings … the court will be further enhancing its in-person judicial service commencing with the fall term on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, until further notice.”
A list of full protocols is provided in the notice.
See here for previous Notices and Practice Directions.