Criminal Proceedings Rules for the Superior Court of Justice (Ontario) (SI/2012-7)

Regulations are current to 2014-07-22 and last amended on 2014-01-01. Previous Versions

Transcripts

Paper Size

  •  (1) Evidence shall be transcribed on paper 216 millimetres by 279 millimetres in size with a margin 25 millimetres wide on the left side delimited by a vertical line.

Heading
  • (2) The name of the court or, in the case of an examiner, the examiner’s name, title and location shall be stated on a single line no more than 15 millimetres from the top of the first page.

Standards
  • (3) The text shall be typewritten on thirty-two lines numbered in the margin at every fifth line.

  • (4) Headings, such as swearing of a witness, direct examination and cross-examination, shall be capitalized and separated from the preceding text by the space of a numbered line, and the number of lines of text on the page may be reduced by one for each heading that appears on the page.

  • (5) Every question shall commence on a new line and shall begin with the designation “Q.”, followed, within 10 millimetres, by the question.

  • (6) Every answer shall commence on a new line and shall begin with the designation “A.”, followed, within 10 millimetres, by the answer.

  • (7) The first line of a question or answer shall be indented 35 millimetres from the margin and shall be 130 millimetres in length.

  • (8) In a transcript of evidence taken in court, every line of a question or answer, other than the first line, shall begin at the margin and shall be 165 millimetres in length.

  • (9) In a transcript of evidence taken out of court, every line of a question or answer, other than the first line, shall begin 15 millimetres from the margin and shall be 150 millimetres in length, and questions shall be numbered consecutively by means of a number placed in the 15 millimetres to the right of the margin.

  • (10) Lines of text other than questions and answers shall be indented 35 millimetres from the margin and shall be 130 millimetres in length.

  • (11) Every transcript of evidence taken in or out of court shall have,

    • (a) a cover page setting out,

      • (i) the court,

      • (ii) the title of the proceeding,

      • (iii) the nature of the hearing or examination,

      • (iv) the place and date of the hearing or examination,

      • (v) the name of the presiding judge or officer, and

      • (vi) the names of the solicitors; and,

    • (b) a table of contents setting out,

      • (i) the name of each witness with the page number at which the examination, cross-examination and re-examination of the witness commence,

      • (ii) the page number at which the charge to the jury, the objections to the charge and the re-charge commence,

      • (iii) the page number at which the reasons for judgment commence,

      • (iv) a list of the exhibits with the page number at which they were made exhibits, and,

      • (v) at the foot of the page, the date the transcript was ordered, the date it was completed and the date the parties were notified of its completion.