On this episode of Stereo Decisis, Hilary Young (https://www.unb.ca/faculty-staff/directory/law/young-hilary.html), Robert Danay (https://www.linkedin.com/in/robert-danay-335127127/?originalSubdomain=ca) and Oliver Pulleyblank (https://www.pulleyblank.ca/about-1) are joined by Justice Lorne Sossin (https://www.law.utoronto.ca/faculty-staff/adjunct-visiting-faculty/lorne-sossin) of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice to discuss some of the challenges and opportunities that Canadian courts are navigating as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. During the discussion, Rob mentions:
* A recent article by Chief Justice McLachlin on "Access to Justice in the Time of Social Distancing (https://www.thelawyersdaily.ca/articles/18386/access-to-justice-justice-in-the-time-of-social-distancing-beverley-mclachlin?spotlight=1)";
* A tweet (https://twitter.com/shannonnsalter/status/1250611984246030336) by Shannon Salter (Chair of the Civil Resolution Tribunal (https://civilresolutionbc.ca/)) about the need for affidavits to be commissioned by a lawyer/notary;
* The decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in R. v. N.S., 2012 SCC 72 (which concerned the right of witnesses to wear a niqab when testifying in criminal trials);
* The decision of Corbett J. setting the terms of a virtual Zoom proceeding in Ontario v. Ontario Association of Midwives, 2020 CanLII 25862 (ON SCDC); and
* The rebuke by a Florida judge of a lawyer who attended a virtual Zoom proceeding shirtless from bed (https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/salvadorhernandez/lawyers-florida-zoom-court-shirtless-bed).
In Obiter Dicta, Justice Sossin recommends Man in the Red Coat by Julian Barnes and The Ghost Map (https://www.amazon.ca/Ghost-Map-Londons-Terrifying-Epidemic/dp/1594482691) by Steven Johnson (https://www.amazon.ca/Ghost-Map-Londons-Terrifying-Epidemic/dp/1594482691), Rob recommends the Dr. Henry Shoe by John Fluevog (https://www.fluevog.com/flueblog/john-fluevog-shoes-to-release-limited-edition-dr-henry-shoe-in-support-of-the-fight-against-covid-19/), Hilary recommends knitting while attending certain online meetings and Oliver recommends the "primitivist" music of John Fahey (https://g.co/kgs/BKMJQS).
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