R. v. Minassian Status Report


This matter is scheduled for an appearance on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, by Zoom before Madam Justice Molloy.  This case was adjourned to the January 11, 2022 appearance date in order to receive an update regarding the pending decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in R. v. Bissonnette.  R. v. Bissonnette is now scheduled to be heard in the Supreme Court on March 24, 2022. As such, on January 11, 2022, the sentencing in the Minassian case will be adjourned to April 5,2022, so that an update on the progress of the Bissonnette appeal can be provided.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, and because the January 11, 2022 appearance is for the sole purpose of adjourning the matter to April 5, 2022,  Madam Justice Molloy has directed that there will be no Zoom attendance by members of the media, the public, or the victims and their families.

Tuesday, January 11th, 2022 Update

The sentencing hearing in R. v. Minassian has been adjourned to April 5, 2022 at 9:30 a.m. before Madam Justice Molloy, for an update on the status of the Supreme Court of Canada appeal in R. v. Bissonnette. 

Effective September 1, 2021 the title of Case Management Master has been changed to Associate Judge.


Notice to the media and public regarding the release of certain court documents


Due to inadvertence, court staff released confidential documents in London court file F1506-16 (Veltman v. Veltman). By order of the Court, the file is now subject to an interim sealing order in place until June 28, 2021 at 10:00 AM, when the Court will consider any applications for the release of file information.

This means that, as of this date until any further order on June 28, no further access will be made available to the contents of the file.

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