Starting in January 2014 the SBT will begin to gradually introduce digital recording of hearings to meet its obligation to record the oral evidence at a hearing. The presiding member at a hearing will advise the parties at the very outset of the hearing if the proceedings are being recorded using a digital recorder. The SBT will be evaluating the use of electronic recording over the next couple of months and expects that digital recording will be fully implemented in all hearing rooms by early spring.

The proposed Practice Direction 7 – Recording Proceedings is available on the Tribunal’s website for review until February 15, 2014.

If you wish to make any comments or suggestions related to this initiative please submit your comments in writing at askSBT@ontario.ca.

Clients who need this information in another format can make a request to the board for accommodation at 1-800-753-3895.