Criminal and family trials on hold as Ontario court takes new steps on COVID-19

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All family and criminal trials before the Ontario Court of Justice are being suspended in light of growing concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

The court, which handles the bulk of Ontario’s criminal cases but does not have jury trials, announced today it is further reducing its operations during the public health crisis.

As a result, it says trials and preliminary inquiries will be put on hold until June, unless a judge orders otherwise.

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Original Article Source Credits:   Global News ,

Article Written By:  Paola Loriggio

Original Article Posted on:  March 20, 2020 

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