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29. A form of appearance, other than an in-person appearance, may be
requested by submitting the relevant form, Form 3 (CPD-1) Consent
Remand or Form 4 (CPD-1) Consent Arraignment, to a JCM in the JCM
Office in one of the following ways:
a. attending at the office in person;
b. by email; or
c. if available in the location, by facsimile.
30. If the JCM is not satisfied that a form submitted by counsel is complete
or meets the requirements of the appearance, counsel will be required
to attend in Court or resubmit the form in a manner satisfactory to the
31. Form 3 (CPD-1) Consent Remand may be used by Defence Counsel,
under instructions from her/his client, seeking an adjournment of a
bail hearing or by Crown, with the agreement of Defence Counsel,
seeking a remand under section 516 Criminal Code of Canada.
Form 3 (CPD-1) Consent Remand will, generally, be used the day the
accused is scheduled to appear before the Court in-custody. Where counsel
wish to change a non-trial appearance of an in-custody accused prior
to the scheduled appearance date, counsel may use Form 1 (CPD-1)
Consent Requisition in place of Form 3 (CPD-1) Consent Remand.
32. Form 4 (CPD-1) Consent Arraignment may be used when Crown and
a. have discussed the matter;
b. are in agreement that the matter is ready to be set for trial, preliminary
inquiry, sentencing or other hearing; and
c. agree that an in-court arraignment or appearance is not required.
33. Form 4 (CPD-1) Consent Arraignment must be submitted to the JCM
no later than 12:00 noon of the business day prior to the scheduled
34. Form 4 (CPD-1) Consent Arraignment may not be used for YCJA
35. Until further notice from the Court, Form 4 (CPD-1) Consent Arraignment
will only be available for use in the Vancouver Island and Northern
Regions as of January 18, 2016.