Supreme Court of Canada – Notices to the Profession – February 2009 ??? Policy Governing Access to Supreme Court of Canada Court Records

A Notice to the Profession on the Supreme Court of Canada’s website today indicates progress in electronic access to Court filings.

Pursuant to this policy, the Supreme Court of Canada will be posting on its website the electronic version of factums on appeals filed on or after February 9, 2009.

Parties will be required to provide an electronic version of a factum that omits personal information about an individual, information that is subject to a publication ban or any other information that is not part of the public record.

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That’s terrific progress for the SCC. We now have streaming video of Court proceedings and electronic access to facta. Just a few months ago when we started preparations for the Harold G. Fox Intellectual Property Moot, the students on the University of Ottawa team requested video tapes and facta from the Court’s library.

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