Livestream Scheduled for SON Land Claim Closing Submissions

Opening arguments in the Saugeen Ojibway Nation (SON) Land Claim were heard almost 18 months ago, in a simpler time. This year the COVID-19 pandemic caused the postponement of all in-person hearing dates until courts adopted virtual methods for holding Trials. The delays caused by the pandemic slowed the pace of the trial, but lawyers are now making submissions again, online. Closing submissions (arguments) in our landmark case will begin on Monday. October 19, 2020.

The closing submissions will be livestreamed on YouTube in response to a special request from our legal team to the Court to allow the proceedings to be streamed so that SON members could observe.  A link to the livestream will be posted daily on the website of Olthius, Kleer, Townshend, at

Members are invited and encouraged to tune in to this historic event.