Following is an excerpt from The St Catharines Standard of March 13, 2020:
Upcoming criminal and civil jury trials in Niagara and across Ontario have been suspended as a precaution to keep the public and staff safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice announced.
In a statement issued late Thursday, Chief Justice Geoffrey Morawetz said anyone who has received a summons for jury duty for an upcoming trial does not need to attend court.
“The safety of all who use and rely upon the court is essential,” the statement reads. “Equally important is continued access to the Ontario Superior Court of Justice should COVID-19 disrupt court operations.”
Officials said small claims court cases have also been temporarily halted.
So it appears George Flowers will be staying in jail while the Province of Ontario finds a way to deal with the coronavirus pandemic.
If or when there is a change in this status, I’ll write more.