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  • Ontario Courts Gradually Resuming In-Person Proceedings

    TORONTO - Ontario courts will begin resuming in-person proceedings across the province on Monday, July 6, 2020. The gradual reopening of courtrooms will include strict health and safety protocols to protect staff and everyone required to attend a courthouse from COVID-19.

    News Release | Attorney General

  • Ontario Takes Steps to Resolve Land Disputes Faster

    TORONTO - The Ontario government is creating the new Ontario Land Tribunals to make it faster to resolve land use planning disputes and increase housing supply across the province. Leading the organization will be Marie Hubbard, associate chairperson of the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal, and a former municipal councillor, regional councillor and mayor, as well as chair of planning for the Durham Region.

    Bulletin | Attorney General

  • Ontario Strengthening Victim Services in Response to COVID-19

    TORONTO - Attorney General Doug Downey today announced emergency action to support victims of crime and protect front-line staff who continue to uphold the administration of justice in response to COVID-19.

    News Release | Attorney General

  • Ontario Protecting Critical Front-Line Justice Services in Response to COVID-19

    TORONTO — Today, Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, and Doug Downey, Attorney General, issued the following statement in response to COVID-19 and the government's commitment to keep communities safe while continuing to hold offenders accountable:

    Statement | Attorney General

  • Ontario to Fill Judicial Vacancies Faster

    Attorney General Doug Downey is proposing changes to fill judicial vacancies faster and more transparently to address delays for Ontarians waiting to resolve legal issues in front of a judge or justice of the peace.

    News Release | Attorney General

  • Honouring Excellence in Legal Writing

    Ontario has awarded the 2019 David Walter Mundell Medal for excellence in legal writing to Gillian Hadfield and David Tanovich.

    Bulletin | Attorney General

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