Manitoba Court of Appeal

Date Update Source
April 9, 2020

Notice to the Profession and Notice to the Media


We are further limiting attendance to individuals at court proceedings at all courthouses province-wide. Beginning Tuesday, April 14, 2020, no more than two support persons per accused or victim will be allowed to attend proceedings. The only exception to this would be for a child witness appearing on a matter –a maximum of two support persons would be allowed in this specific instance. We would also like to take this opportunity to remind all counsel of the social distancing recommendations currently in place. Please ensure you are respecting the recommended two metre or six foot limit between yourself and other participants to the proceedings like court clerks and sheriffs.
April 3, 2020



Until further notice, starting on Monday, April 20, 2020:

1) all appeals will be heard remotely by videoconferencing; and

2) all motions or applications will be heard remotely by teleconferencing.


For in-custody criminal appeal, motion or application hearings, special procedures are required in order to ensure that the accused can participate in the hearing. Unless the accused’s presence is waived, counsel for the accused will be required to attend Courtroom 330 in person with their webcam-equipped laptop.


The only other persons that will be allowed in the courtroom, other than the accused, counsel for the accused, the sheriff and the court clerk, will be members of the press who will be in the gallery. Social distancing measures are compulsory.