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Following the death of Queen Elizabeth Thursday, so too passes Manitoba’s Court of Queen’s Bench, in name at least.

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Following the death of Queen Elizabeth Thursday, so too passes Manitoba’s Court of Queen’s Bench, in name at least.

After the Queen’s death at 96, her son Prince Charles was immediately named King, a change now reflected in the province’s second-highest court.

“In light of the sad news respecting the Queen’s passing, pursuant to… the Court of Queen’s Bench Act, the court in name and in all documents and proceedings shall be designated and described as the Court of King’s Bench,” said a notice posted on the Manitoba Courts website late Thursday.

As of Friday morning, the new name had yet to be changed on posted court dockets at the Law Courts or on public counter signage.

“Other documentation and signage will follow as quickly as is possible,” a court spokesperson said in an email.

Dean Pritchard

Dean Pritchard
Courts reporter

Someone once said a journalist is just a reporter in a good suit. Dean Pritchard doesn’t own a good suit. But he knows a good lawsuit.

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