For all criminal matters in the Provincial Courts: all matters that are out of custody and that have a court appearance between March 17, 2020 and May 22, 2020 are now automatically adjourned 10 weeks from the date of your next scheduled court appearance. For example, if your matter was scheduled to be in court on April 1, 2020 in Calgary Provincial Court, your matter will automatically be adjourned to June 10, 2020 in Calgary.
For all criminal matters in the Court of Queen’s Bench: all matters that are out of custody (i.e. you are not currently in jail) and that have a court appearance between March 16, 2020 and May 1, 2020 are now automatically adjourned. The return date will depend on where your matter is being heard (i.e. Calgary, Edmonton, Red Deer, Lethbridge, etc.).
If you are currently in custody, your matter will be heard in Court as scheduled. If you are out of custody, but your matter is one of emergency, you should contact your lawyer immediately to see whether your matter can be addressed in court. Only matters that are emergency or in-custody will be heard in court.