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Written “hearings” as an alternative format during the COVID-19 emergency

Canada - May 5 2020 As summarized in our periodically-updated post regarding appellate courts’ responses to COVID-19, certain courts are using written “hearings” as an…

Mark A. Gelowitz.

Appellate courts’ response to COVID-19

Canada - April 1 2020 Appellate courts across Canada have restricted operations to meet the challenges of the COVID-19 global health emergency. Each court has adopted its…

Mark A. Gelowitz.

Unexplained delay dooms motion to extend time to perfect appeal

Canada - March 2 2020 The Court of Appeal for Ontario has the discretion to extend the time periods to perfect an appeal. The test is described in Sopinka and Gelowitz on…

Court of Appeal panel reconstitutes itself as Divisional Court in exceptional case

Canada - January 20 2020 In Bernard Property Maintenance v. Taylor, 2019 ONCA 830, a panel of the Court of Appeal for Ontario reconstituted itself as a panel of the…

Supreme Court of Canada reshapes standards of review for administrative appeals

Canada - January 6 2020 In Canada (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration) v. Vavilov [PDF], the Supreme Court of Canada recently determined that the appellate standards of…

Mark A. Gelowitz.