Criminal

Criminal law involves investigating and prosecuting people who may have broken the law; and punishing people who are found to have done so. The Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta is a superior court of criminal jurisdiction, with the power to try any indictable offence under the Criminal Code of Canada. The Court generally only tries the most serious criminal offences, including murder, manslaughter, and drug trafficking, or conspiracy to commit one of these offences.

Criminal Procedure Rules
Règles de procédure en matière criminelle

Pursuant to ss. 482 and 482.1 of the Criminal Code, the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta has made the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta Criminal Procedure Rules. The new Rules replace the Criminal Proceeding Rules (Criminal Practice Note 6, in force since February 1, 2014).

En vertu des art. 482 et 482.1 du Code criminel, la Cour du Banc de la Reine de l’Alberta établit les Règles de procédure en matière criminelle de la Cour du Banc de la Reine de l’Alberta.
Les nouvelles Règles remplacent les Criminal Proceeding Rules (Criminal Practice Note 6, en vigueur depuis le 1er février 2014).

Criminal Procedure Rules - Les règles de procédure en matière criminelle

On May 19, 2020, Rules 4.1 and 4.2 relating to electronic signatures and hearings were added to the Criminal Procedure Rules.  Click on this link to see details of the amendment.
 
Le 19 mai 2020, les règles 4.1 et 4.2 relatives aux signatures et audiences électroniques ont été ajoutées aux Règles de procédure en matière criminelle.  Cliquez sur ce lien pour voir les détails de la modification.

Criminal Law Steering Committee

The role of the Criminal Law Steering Committee is to advise the Executive Board on aspects of criminal law governance in the Court. The Criminal Law Steering Committee also promotes the Court’s relationship with Court Services, the Justice Ministry and members of the Bar with respect to criminal law administration and practice.

Criminal Law Announcements

COVID-19: Additional Measures to Limit Traffic at Court Facilities
May 5, 2021, 00:00 AM
COVID-19 - Extension of Measures to Limit Traffic at Court Facilities
Apr 30, 2021, 00:00 AM
Criminal Appearance Court (CAC) Adjournment Form / Formule d’ajournement pour le tribunal des comparutions en matière criminelle (CAC)
Mar 17, 2021, 00:00 AM
COVID-19: Court Schedule Commencing the Week of February 1, 2021
Jan 29, 2021, 09:00 AM
COVID-19: Court Schedule for the Weeks of January 18 and 25, 2021
Jan 15, 2021, 13:00 PM
COVID-19: Changes to the Court Schedule for the Weeks of January 4 and 11, 2021
Dec 21, 2020, 00:00 AM
Mandatory Email Filing – Civil and Family Proceedings
Dec 17, 2020, 00:00 AM
UPDATED: Announcement from Resolution & Court Administration Services (RCAS): New Email Filing Procedures & Naming Conventions
Dec 11, 2020, 10:00 AM
COVID-19: Changes to the Court Schedule for the Week of December 14, 2020
Dec 11, 2020, 00:00 AM
COVID-19: Changes to the Court Schedule for the Week of December 7, 2020
Dec 4, 2020, 00:00 AM

Notices to the Profession & Public

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Notice to the Profession & Public - Calgary Criminal Duty Justice Pilot Project - 2014-09PDF768.74 KB10 Sep, 2019 Download
Notice to the Profession & Public - Queen's Bench Criminal Proceedings Rules - 2014-01PDF193.18 KB10 Sep, 2019 Download
Notice to the Profession & Public - Citation of Authorities - 2013-06PDF817.06 KB10 Sep, 2019 Download
Notice to the Profession & Public - CCTC Proceedings from Edmonton Remand Centre - 2013-05PDF63.25 KB10 Sep, 2019 Download
Notice to the Profession & Public - Summer Sittings Pilot Project - 2013-02PDF314.92 KB10 Sep, 2019 Download
Notice to the Profession & Public - Changes to s.525 Detention Review and s.520 Bail Review Hearings - Edmonton - 2012-05 PDF120.40 KB10 Sep, 2019 Download
Notice to the Profession & Public- Criminal Case Management - 2012-04PDF700.32 KB10 Sep, 2019 Download
Notice to the Profession & Public - Amended Summary Conviction Appeal Rules - 2012-03PDF333.53 KB10 Sep, 2019 Download
Notice to the Profession & Public - Summer Sittings Pilot Project - 2011-04PDF325.43 KB10 Sep, 2019 Download