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Criminal Proceedings Rules for the Superior Court of Justice (Ontario)

Version of section 25.04 from 2014-01-01 to 2019-09-18:

  •  (1) The notice of application in Form 1 under this rule shall be accompanied by an affidavit by or on behalf of the applicant, deposing to the matters described in subrule (2).

Affidavit by or on Behalf of the Applicant
  • (2) The affidavit by or on behalf of the applicant required by subrule (1) shall contain:

    • (a) particulars of the charge in respect of which the application is made, including a statement of the date upon which trial proceedings are scheduled to commence and their anticipated length;

    • (b) particulars of any prior applications, whether on behalf of the accused or the prosecutor, to have the solicitor of record for the accused removed as solicitor of record, including, where available, transcripts of proceedings taken upon such applications;

    • (c) where the application is made by the solicitor of record for an accused or on behalf of an accused, a full statement of all facts material to a determination of the application, including without disclosing any solicitor client communication in respect of which solicitor client privilege has not been waived, a statement of the reasons why the order sought should be given;

    • (d) where the application is made by or on behalf of the prosecutor, a full statement of all facts material to a determination of the application, including a statement of the reasons why the order sought should be given;

    • (e) a statement whether an adjournment of trial proceedings is likely or will be required to enable the accused to retain and instruct a new solicitor of record to proceed to trial and, if so, when it is proposed that trial proceedings shall commence; and,

    • (f) where applicable, a statement of the identity of the new solicitor of record and his or her undertaking to proceed to trial or other disposition on the date specified under paragraph (e).

Factum May be Required
  • (3) A judge may require that factums complying with rule 33 be filed on applications under this rule.

  • SI/2014-5, s. 33(E)
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