MAKING AN ORIGINAL TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE AT TRIAL
This ruling pertains to a case where the original transcript was ordered by plaintiff's counsel at the examination of the plaintiff, but defence counsel then wanted the use of the original at trial. Justice Scarth ruled that plaintiff counsel must make the original available to the court, and that the difference in cost of the original transcript versus the copy should be paid by the defendant.
AUDIO RECORDINGS IN DISCOVERY
Every now and then someone other than the court reporter tries to record a discovery. Below is a case law reference supporting the position that it is not allowed:
If you come across parties not wanting to pay for copy orders or really any issue with a client not wanting to pay for a transcript, check out the Supreme Court Civil Rules at rule 7-2(26) where it says "...transcript may be obtained on payment of the proper fee..."