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Deferral of Civil Proceedings Due to COVID-19

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice issued an updated Notice of Profession and Public Regarding Court Proceedings on April 20, 2021. In light of the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic, the court is going to defer as many matters as possible until May 7, 2021. This includes virtual hearings.

During this time, the court will focus on hearing the most serious child protection matters, urgent family matters, critical criminal matters, and urgent commercial or economic matters where there are employment or economic impacts.

As a result, parties can expect many matters over the next few weeks to be postponed.