Thursday, 17 September 2020

Zoom hearing to extend creditor protection now scheduled for September 29th.

The protection that was granted by Ontario courts to Canada's 3 large tobacco companies expires on September 30th.  

A request to extend the companies' protection from their creditors will be heard on September 19th. 

Unlike previous hearings, this one will be done via ZOOM. Members of the public will be able to follow proceedings by a listen-in only phone-line.

This information was posted on the monitors' web-page earlier this week

September 15, 2020

Stay Extension and Virtual Protocol Update:

Please be advised that the motion to extend the stay of proceedings scheduled for September 29, 2020 will proceed by Zoom Video Conference pursuant to the protocol (the "Protocol") which can be found here: Revised Zoom Hearing Protocol.

Pursuant to the Protocol, any person on the Service List that wishes to appear virtually on the motion must register by 4:00p.m., 2 business days in advance of the hearing (Friday September 25th, 2020 for the motion scheduled September 29th, 2020), by emailing Veritext Litigation Solutions Canada, Inc. ( and copying each Monitor's counsel (, and and also advise if they intend to make submissions.

Participants are not permitted to forward or share any link provided to them related to the motion. A listen-only phone line will be posted to the Monitor's website by 10:00 a.m. not less than 2 business days prior to the hearing for access by the general public. This listen-only phone line will be muted and no submissions can be made over it. No recording of any part of the hearing, in any format may be made unless authorized in advance by the Court.

Materials related to this hearing should be posted at least one-week before the hearing, and made available on the monitors' web-sites: