September 21, 2022
In light of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice wishes to clarify how to designate His Majesty the King:
In matters where the Crown is a party, parties are to designate His Majesty the King rather than Her Majesty the Queen in any new filing in an ongoing or new proceeding.
For ongoing proceedings, no party to any proceeding in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice is required to bring a motion to change previously filed materials. Further, parties will not be required to file amended documents.
Matters commenced in the name of Her Majesty the Queen will continue in the name of His Majesty the King.
Geoffrey B. Morawetz
Ontario Superior Court of Justice