June 2, 2020
Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta Announcements

Effective June 3 2020, the Court will commence hearing regular Masters Chambers applications (with an anticipated length of 20 minutes or less) remotely via Webex video and audio. Webex links for Chambers are available on the Court's website.

Effective immediately, where the accused is represented by Counsel and where Crown and Defence Counsel consent to waive the conduct of an oral hearing and cross-examination on affidavit evidence, voir dires or other pre-trial applications involving Criminal Code offences (excepting cases involving ss. 276/278 of the Criminal Code which contain specific hearing requirements) may be submitted to the Court with affidavit evidence and written argument (along with an electronic copy of video tape in the case of a s. 715.1 voir dire) to be considered by way of desk application.