MESSAGE FROM THE CANADA AGRICULTURAL REVIEW TRIBUNAL IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC


Ottawa, April 17, 2020 – The Canada Agricultural Review Tribunal (Tribunal) has been actively monitoring developments related to COVID-19 and issues the following statement:

The safety and health of employees, of those who come before the Tribunal are a top concern for us. At the same time, the Tribunal must remain accessible to the public. Balancing these two priorities, the following interim measures are being adopted. They will be subject to ongoing monitoring as this extraordinary situation evolves.


COMMUNICATION WITH THE TRIBUNAL

Parties are invited to communicate with the registry of the Tribunal by email at InfoTribunal@cart-crac.gc.ca or by phone at 613.943.6066.


ACCESS TO THE TRIBUNAL FACILITIES

The Tribunal facilities will be closed to visitors, but all other services of the Tribunal will be maintained.


HEARINGS OF THE TRIBUNAL

All the hearings of the Tribunal are suspended until June 26, 2020.


MANDATORY CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCES

The mandatory case management conferences are suspended until June 26, 2020.


FILING OF REQUEST FOR REVIEW AND SERVICE OF DOCUMENTS

Parties are encouraged to file their request for review by email at InfoTribunal@cart-crac.gc.ca.


FLEXIBILITY

The Tribunal is committed to being as flexible as reasonably possible in assisting the public to deal with this extraordinary situation and the hardship that it may cause.


Luc Bélanger
Chairperson
Canada Agricultural Review Tribunal


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