ᑐᑭᓯᒋᐊᕈᑎ                 Memo                                         coatArms

ᑐᓂᔭᐅᔪᖅ                            To:

The Bar of Nunavut, Justice Stakeholders, Public, and the Media

ᑐᓂᓯᔪᖅ                        From:

The Nunavut Court of Justice

ᑐᓂᔭᐅᖃᑕᐅᔪᖅ                           CC:

Chief Justice N. Sharkey

ᐅᓪᓗᖅ                         Date:

6/4/2021

ᐱᔾᔪᑎᖓ                          Re:

Nunavut Court of Justice Operations Update in response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) : Resumption of In-Person Court (IPC) proceedings

 

In concert with the Chief Public Health Officer’s easing of COVID-19 restrictions in Iqaluit, the Nunavut Court of Justice will again be open for in-person attendance as of Monday, June 7, 2021. Individuals wishing to file documents in person or attend court proceedings as a litigant, witness, counsel, audience member or other justice stakeholder, will again be able to do so as of June 7.

Safety Measures

 

To ensure the health and safety of all who attend court in Iqaluit, the following safety measures will be in place until further notice:

  • The enforcement of occupancy limits in public areas (25 people) and courtrooms (Courtroom #1: 23, Courtroom #2: 10, Courtroom #3:14, Mediation Room: 5).
  • Plexiglass partitions have been installed in each courtroom at counsel tables and on the Bench.
  • Enhanced cleaning measures, including a mid-day cleaning of the courthouse during sitting days, have been arranged.
  • Entrance to the courthouse will be restricted to the front door. COVID-19 screening questions will be asked of all who enter the courthouse using the front door.
  • Masks will be mandatory in all public areas of the courthouse and social distancing requirements will be enforced in those public areas.

IPC Proceedings

 

The easing of restrictions allows for the resumption of in-person adjudication of matters in Iqaluit. Individuals with court files scheduled to be heard in IQALUIT are expected, along with counsel, to be present, in-person. Should such an in-person attendance not be possible, Practice Directive #4, relating to remote appearances in civil and criminal matters, is to be followed.

Remote Proceedings

 

Until further notice, show cause hearings will continue to be adjudicated remotely. The NCJ will be resuming circuit court the week of July 19, 2021. From June 7 until July 16, all circuits will be adjudicated remotely. Please contact your lawyer, the Crown, or the NCJ Registry for connection information relating to a circuit in which you must or wish to participate.

Please feel free to contact Mark Mossey at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.with any questions or concerns relating to the above.

Nunavut Court of Justice

 

 

ᑐᑭᓯᒋᐊᕈᑎ                 Memo

ᑐᓂᔭᐅᔪᖅ: ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐊᐅᓚᑕᐅᔪᓐᓇᖅᑐᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᓐᓄᑦ, ᒪᓕᒐᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᐱᖃᖅᑎᐅᖃᑕᐅᔪᓄᑦ, ᑭᒃᑯᑐᐃᓐᓇᓄᑦ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑐᓴᒐᒃᓴᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᓐᓄᓪᓗ

ᑐᓂᓯᔪᖅ: ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐃᖅᑲᖅᑐᐃᕕᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ

ᑐᓂᔭᐅᖃᑕᐅᔪᖅ: ᐃᖅᑲᖅᑐᐃᔨᓄᑦ ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᖅ ᓂ. ᓴᐅᑭ

ᐅᓪᓗᖅ: 6/4/2021

ᐱᔾᔪᑎᖓ: ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐃᖅᑲᖅᑐᐃᕕᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᔾᔪᓯᖏᑦ ᓄᑖᙳᖅᑎᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᐱᔾᔪᑎᒋᔭᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᓄᕙᕐᔪᐊᕐᓇᖅ (ᓄᕙᕐᔪᐊᕐᓇᖅ 19) : ᐅᑎᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᐊᓕᕐᒪᑕ ᐅᐸᒍᑎᓂᐅᔪᑦ ᐃᖅᑲᖅᑐᐃᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ

ᐱᔾᔪᑎᒋᓪᓗᒍ ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᑉ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᖃᕐᓇᖏᑦᑐᓕᕆᔨᒻᒪᕆᐅᑉ ᐊᔪᕐᓇᖏᓐᓂᖅᓴᐅᓕᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᖓᓄᑦ ᓄᕙᕐᔪᐊᕐᓇᕐᒧᑦ ᑭᒡᓕᖃᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᓂᑦ ᐃᖃᓗᓐᓂᑦ, ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐃᖅᑲᖅᑐᐃᕕᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᑲᔪᓯᒋᐊᒃᑲᓐᓂᕐᓂᐊᓕᕐᒪᑕ ᒪᒃᐱᖓᖃᑦᑕᕐᓗᑎᑦ ᐅᐸᒍᑎᔭᐅᔪᓐᓇᒃᑲᓐᓂᓕᕐᓗᑎᑦ ᐱᒋᐊᕐᕕᖃᕐᓗᓂ ᓇᒡᒐᔾᔭᒥᑦ, ᔫᓂ 7, 2021−ᖑᓕᖅᐸᑦ. ᑭᒃᑯᑐᐃᓐᓇᐃᑦ ᐃᖅᑲᖅᑐᐃᕕᒻᒧᐊᖅᓯᔪᒪᔪᑦ ᑎᑎᕋᓂᑦ ᐅᐸᒍᑎᓗᑎᑦ ᐅᕝᕙᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᐅᐸᒍᑎᔪᒪᔪᑦ ᐃᖅᑲᖅᑐᐃᓂᐅᔪᒧᑦ ᐃᖅᑲᖅᑐᐃᕕᒃᑰᖅᑎᒐᒃᓴᐅᓗᓂ, ᐅᓂᒃᑳᖅᑎᐅᔭᖅᑐᕐᓗᓂ, ᒪᓕᒐᓕᕆᔨᐅᓗᓂ, ᑐᓵᔭᖅᑐᖅᓯᒪᓗᓂ ᐅᕝᕙᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᐊᓯᖏᑎᒍᑦ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᐱᖃᖅᑎᐅᖃᑕᐅᓗᓂ, ᐅᐸᒍᑎᒃᑲᓐᓂᕈᓐᓇᕐᓂᐊᓕᖅᑐᑦ ᔫᓂ 7-ᖑᓕᖅᐸᑦ.

ᐊᑦᑕᕐᓇᖅᑕᐃᓕᒪᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐆᑦᑐᕋᐅᑏᑦ

ᐋᓐᓂᐊᖅᑕᐃᓕᒪᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᑦᑕᕐᓇᖅᑕᐃᓕᒪᓂᕐᒧᓪᓗ ᑕᒪᐃᓐᓄᑦ ᐅᐸᒍᑎᖃᑦᑕᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᑕᐃᑲᓂ ᐃᖅᑲᖅᑐᐃᕕᖓᓂᑦ ᐃᖃᓗᓐᓂ, ᐅᑯᐊ ᐊᑦᑕᕐᓇᖅᑕᐃᓕᒪᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐆᑦᑐᕋᐅᑏᑦ ᐋᖅᑭᒃᑕᐅᓯᒪᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᐅᒃᑲᓐᓂᓚᐅᖏᓐᓂᖓᓂ:

  • ᐊᑐᓕᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᖅ ᐃᓄᖃᕈᓐᓇᖁᔭᐅᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᐃᓂᒋᔭᐅᔪᑦ (25−ᓂᑦ ᐃᓄᖃᕈᓐᓇᕐᓗᓂ) ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᖅᑲᖅᑐᐃᕖᑦ (ᐃᖅᑲᖅᑐᐃᕕᒃ ᓈᓴᐅᑎᓕᒃ 1, 23−ᓂᑦ, ᐃᖅᑲᖅᑐᐃᕕᒃ ᓈᓴᐅᑎᓕᒃ 2: 10−ᓂᑦ, ᐃᖅᑲᖅᑐᐃᕕᒃ ᓈᓴᐅᑎᓕᒃ 3, 14−ᓂᑦ, ᐋᔩᖃᑎᒌᕝᕕᒃ: 5−ᓂᑦ)
  • ᐊᓕᒍᐃᑦ ᐃᓚᒃᓴᖏᑦ ᐋᖅᑭᒃᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᐃᖅᑲᖅᑐᐃᕕᓕᒫᓂᑦ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᕆᔩᑦ ᑭᐳᒋᔭᖏᓐᓂᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᒃᓯᕙᐅᑕᒃᑯᕕᒻᒥᓗ.
  • ᓴᓗᒻᒪᖅᓴᐃᒋᐊᒃᑲᓐᓂᕐᓂᖅ, ᐱᖃᓯᐅᑎᔭᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᐅᓪᓘᑉ ᐊᕝᕙᖓᓂ ᓴᓗᒻᒪᖅᓴᖅᑕᐅᕙᓪᓗᓂ ᐃᖅᑲᖅᑐᐃᕕᒃ ᐱᓕᕆᔪᖃᓕᕌᖓᑦ, ᐋᖅᑭᒃᓱᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᓕᖅᑐᑦ.
  • ᐃᓯᕐᕕᐅᔪᓐᓇᖅᑐᖅ ᐃᖅᑲᖅᑐᐃᕕᒻᒧᑦ ᑭᒡᓕᖃᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᐊᕐᒪᑦ ᓯᕗᓂᐊᓃᑦᑐᒧᑦ ᐹᒋᔭᐅᖃᑦᑕᖅᑐᒧᑦ ᐃᓯᕐᕕᐅᖃᑦᑕᕐᓂᐊᕐᓗᓂ.
  • ᒪᑐᐊᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᔭᕆᐊᖃᓪᓚᕆᖕᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᐃᓄᓕᒫᓄᑦ ᐅᐸᑲᖅᑕᕐᕕᓕᒫᓂᑦ ᐃᖅᑲᖅᑐᐃᕕᐅᑉ ᐃᓗᐊᓂ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᓅᖃᑎᒥᓂᒃ ᖃᓂᒃᓴᓗᐊᖅᑕᐃᓕᒪᔭᕆᐊᖃᕐᓂᖅ ᐊᑐᓕᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᐊᖅᖢᓂ ᑕᒪᐃᓐᓄᑦ ᐃᓄᓕᒫᓄᑦ ᐅᐸᑲᖅᑕᕐᕕᐅᖃᑦᑕᖅᑐᓕᒫᓂᑦ.

ᐅᐸᒍᑎᓂᐅᔪᑦ ᐃᖅᑲᖅᑐᐃᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ

ᐊᔪᕐᓇᖏᓐᓂᖅᓴᐅᓕᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᑭᒡᓕᖃᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᑦ ᑲᔪᓯᑎᑕᐅᒃᑲᓐᓂᕐᓂᐊᓕᖅᑐᑦ ᐅᐸᒍᑎᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᖅ ᐃᖅᑲᖅᑐᐃᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᔪᓂᑦ ᐃᖃᓗᓐᓂᑦ. ᑕᐃᒃᑯᐊ ᐃᖅᑲᖅᑐᒐᒃᓴᓂᑦ ᑎᑎᕋᖃᖅᑐᑦ ᐋᖅᑭᖅᓱᖅᓯᒪᔪᓂᑦ ᓈᓚᒃᑕᐅᔪᒃᓴᐅᔪᓂᑦ ᐃᖃᓗᓐᓂᑦ ᓂᕆᐅᒋᔭᐅᕗᑦ, ᐱᖃᓯᐅᑎᓗᒋᑦ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᕆᔩᑦ, ᐅᐸᒍᑎᓗᑎᑦ ᐃᖅᑲᖅᑐᐃᕕᖕᒧᑦ. ᐊᔪᕐᓇᕐᓂᐊᕌᖓᑦ ᐅᐸᒍᑎᔭᕆᐊᒃᓴᖅ, ᐊᑐᐊᒐᕆᔭᐅᔪᖅ ᓈᓴᐅᑎᓕᒃ #4, ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᖃᓯᐅᑎᔪᖅ ᐅᖓᓯᒃᑐᒥᑦ ᓴᖅᑭᒋᐊᖃᕐᓂᐅᔪᖅ ᐃᓅᖃᑎᒌᑦ ᐃᖅᑲᖅᑐᖃᑦᑕᐅᑎᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐱᕋᔭᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᒃᓴᐅᔪᑦ, ᒪᓕᒃᑕᐅᔭᕆᐊᖃᕋᔭᖅᑐᖅ.

ᐅᖓᓯᒃᑐᒥᑦ ᐃᖅᑲᖅᑐᐃᓂᐅᔪᑦ

ᐅᖃᐅᓯᐅᒃᑲᓐᓂᓚᐅᖏᓐᓂᖓᓂᑦ, ᐊᓂᑎᑕᐅᔪᒪᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓈᓚᖕᓂᐅᔪᑦ ᑲᔪᓯᑎᑕᐅᖏᓐᓇᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᐃᖅᑲᖅᑐᖅᑕᐅᖏᓐᓇᖅᐸᒡᓗᑎᑦ ᐅᖓᓯᒃᑐᒃᑯᑦ. ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐃᖅᑲᖅᑐᐃᕕᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᑲᔪᓯᒋᐊᒃᑲᓐᓂᓛᖅᑐᑦ ᐊᐅᓪᓚᑲᑕᒃᑲᓐᓂᖃᑦᑕᓕᕐᓗᑎᑦ ᐃᖅᑲᖅᑐᐃᔭᖅᑐᖅᐸᒡᓗᑎᑦ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᖓᓂᑦ ᔪᓚᐃ 19,2021−ᖑᓕᖅᐸᑦ ᐱᒋᐊᕐᕕᖃᕐᓗᑎᑦ. ᔫᓂ 7−ᒥᑦ ᑎᑭᐅᑎᓗᒍ ᔪᓚᐃ 16−ᖑᕋᓱᖕᓂᖓᓂ, ᐃᖅᑲᖅᑐᐃᓂᐅᔪᑦ ᐅᖓᓯᒃᑐᒃᑯᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᕆᔭᐅᖃᑦᑕᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ. ᐅᑯᐊ ᐅᖃᓪᓚᖃᑎᒋᔪᓐᓇᖅᑕᑎᑦ ᓴᐳᓐᓂᐊᖅᑏᑦ, ᑯᐃᓐ ᑭᒡᒐᖅᑐᖅᑎᖓ, ᐅᕝᕙᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐃᖅᑲᖅᑐᐃᕕᒃᑯᑦ ᑎᑎᕋᕐᕕᖓᑦ ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᖃᓯᐅᑎᔪᓄᑦ ᑐᓴᕈᒪᓐᓂᕈᕕᑦ ᐃᖅᑲᖅᑐᐃᓂᐅᔫᑉ ᒥᒃᓵᓄᑦ ᐅᐸᒍᑎᔭᕆᐊᖃᖅᑕᕐᓄᑦ ᐅᕝᕙᓗ ᐅᐸᒍᑎᔪᒪᔭᕐᓄᓪᓘᓐᓃᑦ.

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ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐃᖅᑲᖅᑐᐃᕕᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ