Supreme Court of Canada COVID-19 update: End of the suspension period

14 August 2020

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Canadian courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada, have implemented measures to help protect the public and curb the spread of the virus.

One of these strategies has been to suspend the deadlines normally applicable under the Courts' applicable Rules. Our article on the Supreme Court of Canada's deadline suspensions can be found here.



Due in no small part to everyone's commitment to social distancing and self-isolation, many institutions are starting to reopen their doors and return, slowly, to normalcy. The Supreme Court is no exception.

The suspension of deadlines imposed under the Rules of the Supreme Court of Canada will cease as of September 14, 2020. On that date, any suspended deadlines will begin ticking again. The Notice from the Court on the end of the suspension period can be found here. If you or your clients have matters before the Supreme Court, it is important to be aware of this resumption of the timelines under the Rules.

For any questions about this or other Supreme Court-related matter, Gowling WLG's Supreme Court of Canada team of professionals is ready to assist.


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