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  • Ontario Making It Easier, Faster for People to Resolve Claims

    Ontario is making it easier for families, businesses and individuals to resolve their legal issues quickly and affordably by expanding access to the Simplified Procedure process in civil court.

    Bulletin | Attorney General

  • New Justices Appointed to the Ontario Court of Justice

    The Honourable Doug Downey, Attorney General of Ontario, has announced the appointment of three new justices to the Ontario Court of Justice, effective October 9, 2019.

    Bulletin | Attorney General

  • Ontario Taking Next Steps to Establish Kenora Justice Centre

    KENORA —  Ontario's government is bringing together Indigenous leadership and organizations, justice partners, and others to establish a Kenora Justice Centre to address the overrepresentation of Indigenous people in the local criminal justice system.

    News Release | Attorney General

  • Ontario Honouring World War I Hero

    OSHAWA — The Ontario government is honouring a Canadian hero by renaming the Durham Region Courthouse after prominent military leader, lawyer and parliamentarian Lieutenant-Colonel Samuel Sharpe.

    News Release | Attorney General

  • Ontario Providing New Supports to Victims of Crime

    PETERBOROUGH — Today, the Ontario Government unveiled new supports to make it easier for victims of violent crime and their families to get the help they need when and where they need it most.

    News Release | Attorney General

  • Ontario Supporting More Communities in their Fight Against Guns and Gangs

    MISSISSAUGA — Ontario's government is standing up for law-abiding citizens by escalating its fight against gun violence and the gangs who prey on young people and communities. By providing new resources and tools to local police, prosecutors and community partners, including initiatives to combat human trafficking and improve intelligence-gathering in jails, Ontario is reinforcing its commitment to taking action where it is needed most.

    News Release | Attorney General

  • Ontario Protecting Access to Affordable Legal Representation

    TORONTO — The Ontario government is proactively working with the Law Society of Ontario to establish a program that will ensure the federal government's Bill C-75 does not restrict paralegals, lawyer licensing candidates or law students from providing legal representation to people charged with summary conviction offences.

    News Release | Attorney General

  • Ontario Breaks Open Red Tape to Help Charities Reach More People

    BARRIE — Today, Attorney General Doug Downey was joined by representatives from the Seasons Centre for Grieving Children to announce new changes that will make life easier and more affordable for charities and the people who support them with their hard-earned money.

    News Release | Attorney General

  • Ontario Cutting Red Tape to Support Jobs and Growth in the Construction Industry

    TORONTO — Today, Attorney General Doug Downey announced an essential next step to the full implementation of a first-in-Canada prompt payment regime to support jobs and growth in the construction industry. This regime will help cut through red tape, help create and protect jobs and attract investment to the province.

    News Release | Attorney General

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