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The Court of Appeal for Ontario is the highest level of court in Ontario and hears appeals from the Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Justice. The Chief Justice of Ontario, the Associate Chief Justice of Ontario, and approximately 30 other judges sit on the Court of Appeal. Read more

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Revisions Released to the Consolidated COVID-19 Practice Direction

(September 27, 2021)
The Court of Appeal for Ontario has amended its Consolidated COVID-19 Practice Direction to remove the information about scheduling urgent matters in July and August 2021 and to specify that only lawyers licensed by the Law Society of Ontario to practise law in Ontario may act and sign as a witness for a surety’s signature and for an out-of-custody appellant’s signature on Appendix A of the Court of Appeal for Ontario’s “all-in-one” release order. The amendments to the Consolidated COVID-19 Practice Direction can be found at Appendix A of the Practice Direction.

Opening the Court Speech 2021
The Opening of Courts Ceremony for 2021 on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Nv4szyNI-ZY

(September 14, 2021)
Remarks of the Honourable George R. Strathy, Chief Justice of Ontario

Public Statement by Ontario’s three Chief Justices regarding September 30th, National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (PDF)

(September 9, 2021)

Amendments to the Civil Practice Direction

(July 7, 2021)
The Court of Appeal released today housekeeping amendments to the Practice Direction Concerning Civil Appeals at the Court of Appeal for Ontario.

Revisions Released to the Consolidated COVID-19 Practice Direction and to the Counsel Slip and Hearing Information Form

(July 6, 2021)
The Court of Appeal for Ontario has amended its Consolidated COVID-19 Practice Direction and revised its Counsel Slip and Hearing Information Form. The amendments to the Consolidated COVID-19 Practice Direction can be found at Appendix B of the Practice Direction. The Counsel Slip and Hearing Information Form has been revised to allow those that appear before the Court to provide their prefix, pronouns and/or name pronunciation (through phonetic spelling or a link to an audio recording).

The Court of Appeal for Ontario congratulates our colleague Mahmud Jamal on his nomination to the Supreme Court of Canada.

(June 17, 2021)
https://pm.gc.ca/en/news/news-releases/2021/06/17/prime-minister-announces-nomination-honourable-mahmud-jamal-supreme

New Website Launched

(June 7, 2021)
The Court of Appeal for Ontario has launched a new website. We are interested in your opinions, suggestions and comments about the new website. Please send us your website feedback.

Restoule v. Canada Stage Two Hearing

(June 7, 2021)
In April and June, the Court of Appeal heard appeals in Restoule v. Canada (C66455 & C68595). The appeals concern the 1850 Robinson Huron and Robinson Superior Treaties. Pursuant to court orders, a recording of the stage one hearing is available on Vimeo at https://vimeopro.com/user135794168/c66455 and a recording of the stage two hearing is available at https://vimeopro.com/user135794168/c68595.

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