March 25, 2020
Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta: Notice to the Profession & Public
During the COVID-19 pandemic, some accommodation must be made for the commissioning of affidavits in circumstances where it is not possible or is medically unsafe for the deponent to physically attend before a commissioner. Examples might include deponents who are unable to leave their residences, are not permitted to receive visitors, or for those who are required to self-isolate or self-quarantine.

With the approval of the Law Society of Alberta, until further notice, some accommodations will be made for affidavits to be used in the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta, subject always to the discretion of the Courts to apply the best evidence requirements to their use.