Via CALL-L, there is a new policy at the Supreme Court of Canada, effective today for access to court records.
The most interesting part? Webcasts!
In addition to the records already listed in this policy, members of the public shall have remote access to those court records, or portions thereof, listed in this subsection:
* the electronic version of any factum on an appeal filed on or after February 9, 2009, subject to the following conditions. An electronic version of the factum must be available. The factum must not be subject to any limitation on access by court order or law, or as set out in paragraph 3.4 of this policy. Where a factum is redacted as set out in paragraph 5.2 of this policy, only the redacted electronic version will be available for remote access.
* webcasts of appeal hearings on or after February 9, 2009, provided that the digital recording of the appeal hearing is available and is not subject to any limitation on access by court order or law or as set out in paragraph 3.4 of this policy.