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Transcript Information

The following information is offered to assist with the transcript ordering process and the transcript requirements for specific proceedings.

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With the exception of Child Protection matters and any matter under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, all court proceedings are in the public domain and transcripts are therefore available to any requestor. There may also be a restriction because of an order of the court for a ban on publication of names of victims, witnesses, or particulars which may tend to disclose the identity of a person.

Where a court proceeding was heard in a court location other than Winnipeg, a request for an estimate as to the cost of a transcript and the ordering of a transcript is to be made at the court centre nearest to where the matter was heard (see Court Locations for the Court of Queen's Bench or Court Locations for the Provincial Court ).

Following receipt of an estimate and before a request for transcript production can be accepted by TSU, self-represented litigants must pay the full estimated cost of the transcript before the request can be processed. If a refund is due to the litigant after transcripts have been completed, a cheque for the overpayment, made payable to the requestor, will be mailed to the requestor transcript.

Pre-trial conferences and case management conferences are not monitored unless ordered by the presiding Justice. If proceedings are monitored, transcripts will only be made available to the parties or their counsel with permission of the Court.

Court of Appeal hearings and motions are usually not monitored; therefore, it is not possible to produce a transcript. Written reasons usually follow all Court of Appeal decisions.

Transcripts are provided in several formats. The original transcript is a paper copy with an original signature of the service provider and the TSU certification. Each duplicate copy bears an original TSU certification.

Electronic transcripts are available in Word format and pdf format. These transcripts are provided on CD or via e-mail. As electronic transcripts do not have a signature nor certification, they cannot be produced in court to enter as an exhibit or be referred to as the official record.

For an appeal to The Queen's Bench, it is necessary to file the certificate provided by TSU certifying that the transcript has been ordered. This certificate will be provided following acceptance of the request and payment of the estimated cost for the transcript(s). The signed certificate must be taken to the Queen's Bench counter when filing the notice of appeal.

The Transcription Services Unit (TSU) can be contacted by telephone at 204-945-3026 or 204-945-0301 or by fax 204-945-5751.

COURT OF APPEAL - TRANSCRIPT REQUIREMENTS

To contact the Court of Appeal for further information, phone: 204-945-2647 or fax: 204-948-2072

 CRIMINAL DIVISION MATTERS

Indictable matters are appealed to the Court of Appeal.

Conviction Appeal

Transcript of evidence and proceedings, including reasons for judgment.

One (1) Original transcript 
Two (2) Copies

Sentence Appeal

Following a guilty plea, submissions by counsel and reasons for sentence are required.
Following a trial, reasons for conviction, submissions and reasons for sentence are required.

One (1) Original transcript
Three (3) Copies

Conviction and Sentence Appeal

Complete transcript is required.

One (1) Original transcript
Two (2) Copies

Judgment/Order/Decision

Where evidence has been heard, you require:

One (1) Original transcript 
Two (2) Copies

Where no evidence was heard, you require a transcript of the Reasons, you require:

One (1) Original transcript
Three (3) Copies

CIVIL OR FAMILY DIVISION MATTERS

Appeal from a Queen's Bench Judge regarding judgments, orders or decisions

Where evidence was heard, a complete transcript is required:

One (1) Original transcript 
Two (2) Copies

Where no evidence was heard, a transcript of the Reasons only is required.

One (1) Original transcript 
Three (3) Copies

COURT OF APPEAL - CHAMBERS APPLICATIONS

Leave to Appeal (Criminal)

Leave to appeal must first be granted to appeal to the Court of Appeal for summary conviction appeals. For a motion of this type, Reasons of The Queen's Bench Justice and Provincial Court Judge are required. 
If leave is granted by the Court of Appeal, it may be necessary to order the complete Queen's Bench or Provincial Court transcript of proceedings. Please consult with Court of Appeal staff.

Bail application

PENDING A SENTENCE APPEAL: 
Reasons for sentence are required:

One (1) Original transcript 
Two (2) Copies

PENDING A CONVICTION AND SENTENCE APPEAL: 
Reasons for judgment on conviction and reasons for sentence are required.

One (1) Original transcript 
Two (2) copies

Leave to Appeal - Civil

Leave to appeal must be granted for Small Claim Appeals, i.e. Reasons for Judgment from QB judge only are required.

One (1) Original transcript 
One (1) Copy

On a motion to extend time to file an appeal, reasons for judgment only are required.

One (1) Original transcript 
One (1) Copy

On a motion to stay an order pending the hearing of an appeal, reasons for judgment only are required.

One (1) Original transcript 
One (1) Copy

 

QUEEN'S BENCH APPEALS - TRANSCRIPT REQUIREMENTS

Summary conviction matters from Provincial Court are appealed to The Queen's Bench.

Summary Conviction and Sentence Appeals

A complete transcript is required, including Reasons for Judgment and Reasons for Sentence

One (1) Original transcript 
Two (2) Copies

Conviction Appeal

A transcription of the proceedings and Reasons for Judgment are required

One (1) Original transcript 
Two (2) Copies

Sentence Appeal

 A transcript of the Submissions by counsel and Reasons for Sentence are required

One (1) Original transcript 
Two (2) Copies

Queen's Bench Bails

For a bail review from a Queen's Bench or Provincial Court matter, a complete transcript is required

One (1) Original transcript 
Two (2) Copies

Domestic Violence and Stalking Prevention, Protection and Compensation Act

To file a motion to set aside a protection order, a special rate of 80 cents per page is charged for the transcript to the requestor.

One (1) Original transcript

Information on this page last updated on May 31, 2016