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Court of Appeal Resumes Hearing Most Matters by Zoom

In light of the current state of the pandemic, the Court of Appeal has resumed hearing most matters by videoconference. The relevant portion of the Practice Direction states:

71. In response to the most recent developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic, effective December 20, 2021 and until further notice, unless otherwise directed, all hearings at the Court of Appeal will proceed remotely using the Zoom platform.

72. Paragraph 71 does not apply to panel motions which are normally heard in writing, including summary conviction leave applications and motions for leave to appeal under r. 61.03.1 of theĀ Rules of Civil Procedure. These motions will continue to be heard in writing unless otherwise directed.