New Provincial Court Notices

Notice – COVID-19 – Suspension and Restriction of Hearings (November 30, 2020) – This notice is in furtherance to the November 10th notice. “All circuit court sittings throughout Manitoba will remain cancelled until January 4, 2021 or until further notice”

December 1, 2020 – Counter Court (Winnipeg) – “Beginning in January 2021, the Provincial Court will move to a Counter Court model in Winnipeg for all out of custody administrative courts, currently called PTC (Pre-Trial Coordinator) courts.”

“The Counter Court model will improve access to justice and efficiency in the following ways:

  • One on one interaction for an accused person with the Staff Justice of the Peace
  • An expanded time to attend and less waiting time to have your matter addressed
  • There will be more than one Staff Justice of the Peace at the Counter so matters can be spoken to more quickly
  • Persons will not have to wait until all of Counsel’s matters have been addressed before they can have their matter addressed by the Court

Notice – Rescheduling of Adult and Youth out of Custody Matters due to COVID-19 (Winnipeg Centre)  (December 2, 2020) – “This Notice addresses matters currently scheduled for December 14 – 31, 2020, which  will be adjourned to February 2021 dates.”

Notice – Rescheduling of Circuit Court Sittings due to COVID-10 (December 4, 2020) – “Further to the Notice of November 30 2020, suspending court with respect to all circuit  court sittings, the following date changes apply to those circuit courts listed below where  matters were scheduled between December 14, 2020 to December 31, 2020. All other  circuit court sittings, adjourned by the Notice of November 30, 2020 beyond  December 31, 2020 remain as adjourned by that Notice to the dates contained in that  Notice.”

Notice – Rescheduling of Adult and Youth out of Custody Matters due to COVID-19 (Regional Centres) (December 4, 2020) – “All matters adjourned as per previous Notices to dates after January 4, 2021 (see Notice  dated November 10, 2020 and Notice dated November 16, 2020) are expected to proceed  on those January dates.  This Notice addresses matters currently scheduled for December 14 – 31, 2020, which  will be adjourned to January and February 2021 dates.”

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