Ottawa, April 16 2020

Message from the Chief Justice of Canada

Dear Canadians,

At the Canadian Judicial Council, we understand that the rapid developments surrounding COVID-19 are deeply concerning. Canada’s Chief Justices are actively working to limit the spread of the virus at their respective courts in order to protect all citizens. Canadians can be assured that the justice system continues to function on their behalf and the rule of law prevails. That said, all courts are taking measures to adapt as required. Canadians who are engaged in judicial events, are encouraged to consult their respective court website before attending any court matter. 

The Right Honourable Richard Wagner, P.C.

Court Websites with Information for Canadians* 
Supreme Court of Canada
Newfoundland and Labrador 
Press release
Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador
Court of Appeal of Newfoundland and Labrador
Prince Edward Island 
Court of Appeal 
Message from the Chiefs
Notice to the Profession
Nova Scotia 
All courts
New Brunswick  
New Brunswick Courts
Superior Court of Quebec (available in French only) 
Quebec Court of Appeal
Superior Court of Justice 
Court of Appeal for Ontario 
Manitoba courts
Press release 
Court of Appeal 
Court of Queen’s Bench 
Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta 
Court of Appeal of Alberta 
British Columbia
Court of Appeal for BC 
Supreme Court of BC 
Northwest Territories
NWT courts
Supreme Court of Yukon
Nunavut Court of Justice 
Federal Court 

Federal Court of Appeal 
Court Martial Appeal Court 

Tax Court of Canada



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