How have courts considered the impact of the pandemic on jury selection in civil cases?

Ontario, Canada


The following excerpt is from Barikara v. Kyei, 2021 ONSC 1636 (CanLII):

In Francisco v. Liu I struck a jury notice in light of the delays the pandemic will have on jury trials: (2021 ONSC 1032). That decision was informed by the January 13, 2021 Notice, as well as information garnered from the Regional Senior Judge (“RSJ”) and the triage judge in charge of civil litigation, to the effect that civil jury trials were not expected to resume until November 2021, at the earliest.

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