Most scheduled court hearings being cancelled until May due to coronavirus pandemic

In-custody youth and adult matters still being heard in Thompson and elsewhere

Manitoba’s court system is cancelling hearings in order to reduce the risk of participants being exposed to the novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19.

Effective March 16, all provincial circuit court sittings throughout Manitoba are cancelled up to and including May 1 and circuit court matters have been adjourned until the first scheduled sitting of that circuit following May 1.

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All adult and youth out-of-custody appearances in Thompson and other locations between March 17 and May 1 have been cancelled. The Thompson court and other locations remain open to deal with in-custody matters and the provincial court is available to hear applications with respect to other urgent matters.

Child protection sittings included scheduled hearings are cancelled up to and including May 1. Protection order applications will continue to be heard by judicial justices of the peace. 

Court of Queen’s Bench general matters scheduled to proceed in Thompson between March 17 and April 17 are adjourned until a special administrative assignment list that will be conducted by telephone at 9:30 a.m. on April 16. Family division matters appearing on the April 6 list are adjourned to the May 4 list. 

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