What is the effect of having to make a decision on an oral argument in a civil action?

Alberta, Canada

The following excerpt is from Masson (Re), 1992 CanLII 6292 (AB QB):

Any decision by me on that issue based on the conflicting non- oral evidence would essentially be a decision made by flipping a coin. I face the serious problem mentioned (in the context of a civil action) in Lyons Brimacombe Albert & Cook v. Kemeridis (1990), 110 A.R. 6 (Master).

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