Notice to the Public & Media – R v. Minassian
June 7th, 2022
The full sentencing hearing in R. v. Minassian will be proceeding before the Honourable Madam Justice Anne Molloy at 361 University Avenue commencing at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, June 13, 2022. Previously, it was announced that the hearing would be proceeding only with respect to one count on the indictment. However, this restriction is no longer necessary in light of the Supreme Court of Canada’s recent decision in R. v. Bisonnette dealing with the period of parole ineligibility.
The hearing will be conducted in Courtroom 6-1. Spectators will be required to be masked while in the courtroom. In addition to the main courtroom, there will be overflow courtrooms with large screen video live-streaming the proceedings from the main courtroom. There will be reserved seating in Courtroom 6-1 for victims and family members and some limited seating for members of the press. There will also be seating available for the general public. Accredited journalists may also apply for access to watch the proceedings remotely via webinar.
April 6, 2022
Madame Justice Molloy has provided her endorsement on this matter. The following link is here endorsement on R v. Minassian,2022
March 31, 2022
This matter is scheduled for an appearance on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, by Zoom before Madam Justice Molloy. This case was adjourned to the April 5, 2022 appearance date in order to receive an update regarding the pending decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in R. v. Bissonnette. The Supreme Court of Canada heard argument in that case on March 24, 2022 and has reserved its decision.
The April 5, 2022 appearance is purely administrative in nature. 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. On April 5, 2022, a new date will be set and notice of that date will be published immediately thereafter.