Impact of COVID-19 on Canada’s Court System

Canada’s courts are actively responding to the COVID-19 situation in an effort to both stem the spread of the virus and maintain operations to the greatest extent possible.

Courts have adjusted their operations to ensure the safety and well-being of the public and all court participants – including the judiciary, court staff, litigants, witnesses, media and the general public.

Canadians involved in court matters—including family and civil trials, criminal trials, and tax court proceedings—are encouraged to consult the appropriate court website before attending any court or taking any procedural step.

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