Manitoba’s courts are opening back up — with some restrictions — after adjourning several cases and limiting access to the courthouse due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Chief Justice Glenn Joyal issued a notice Monday that all currently scheduled criminal, civil, family and child protection trials — with the exception of jury trials — in the Court of Queen’s Bench will take place in person between May 26 and the end of June.
“Throughout this COVID-19 period, the Court of Queen’s Bench, using its segmented and staged approach, has endeavoured to return, as quickly as reasonably possible, to most of the services it provides,” said Joyal.
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“By May 26… the Court of Queen’s Bench will be operating at close to 100 per cent capacity in its various areas of criminal, civil, family and child protection judicial service.”
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