When an ACT receives an order during the trial to prepare a transcript of trial
proceedings, but intends to charge $0.55 per page per copy for appeal transcripts,
the ACT should give specific notice to and secure the agreement of the ordering
party to that effect before accepting the order. Failing such notice and agreement,
the appeal copies will be prepared and bound by the Queen’s Printer at no charge
to the ACT or the ordering party. If the ACT refused to prepare an appeal transcript otherwise than for $0.55 per page per copy, the ordering party is free to
choose another ACT to prepare the transcript and any further copies necessary for
Cases referred to
R. v. Jordan,  1 S.C.R. 631,  S.C.J. No. 27, 2016 SCC 27, 335 C.C.C.
(3d) 403, 398 D.L.R. (4th) 381, 29 C.R. (7th) 235, 388 B.C.A.C. 111, 358 C.R.R. (2d)
97, 2016EXP-2173, J.E. 2016-1212, EYB 2016-267713, 130 W.C.B. (2d) 596
Statutes referred to
Criminal Code, R.S.C. 1985, c. C-46, ss. 482(1), (3)(d)( ii), 540(1), Part XIX [as am.],
ss. 557 [as am.], 572 [as am.], 646 [as am.], 682(2), (4)
Evidence Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. E.23, s. 5 [as am.]
Rules and regulations referred to
Certification of Recordings and Transcripts, O. Reg. 158/03
Court Reporters and Court Monitors, O. Reg. 587/91 [rep.], s. 3
Criminal Appeal Rules, SI/93-169, rule 8(4), (16)
Fees for Court Transcripts, O. Reg. 94/14, s. 1
MOTIONS for directions.
Howard L. Krongold, for appellant C.G.
Richard Litkowski, for appellant Robert Roszmann.
Benita Wassenaar, for respondent.
Clifford Lax, Q.C., for intervenors Diane Johnson, Lynne Johnson,
Shelley Smith and Judith Smith.
J. Stanley Jenkins, for intervenor Legal Aid Ontario.
Rina M. Li, for intervenor Court Services Division.
Mark Halfyard, for intervenor Criminal Lawyers Association of
 WATT J.A. (in Chambers): — C.G. and Robert Roszmann
have three things in common. Convictions of criminal offences.
Appeals against those convictions. And no means to challenge
those convictions. They have no means to challenge those convictions because they have no transcript of their trials. None for
them. None for the Crown. And none for this court.
 C.G. and Robert Roszmann have no transcripts of their trials for the same reason. And that is because each is involved in
a dispute. And that dispute is with the authorized court transcriptionists each has asked to prepare and deliver the transcripts
of their respective trials. And that dispute is about the fees and
associated costs the authorized court transcriptionists are entitled