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New Justices of the Peace Appointed

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New Justices of the Peace Appointed

Ministry of the Attorney General

Ontario has appointed 14 new Justices of the Peace to the Ontario Court of Justice, effective April 6, 2016.

Justice of the Peace Chantal Laurette Bertrand holds a master's degree in French from the University of Western Ontario. Since 2009, she has headed the French Immersion Department at Mother Teresa Catholic Secondary School in London. Justice of the Peace Bertrand volunteered as an auxiliary police constable for the London Police Service for over eight years.

Associate Chief Justice-Coordinator of Justices of the Peace Faith M. Finnestad has assigned Justice of the Peace Bertrand to London.

Justice of the Peace Nathalie Breton has a child and youth worker diploma from the Northern College of Applied Arts and Technology. For over 17 years, Justice of the Peace Breton has worked at the Ministry of Community and Social Services and the Ministry of Children and Youth Services as a program supervisor. For three years, she volunteered at Victim Crisis Assistance and Referral Services in Timmins.

Associate Chief Justice-Coordinator of Justices of the Peace Faith M. Finnestad has assigned Justice of the Peace Breton to Haileybury.

Justice of the Peace François Cloutier has been a court interpreter for over 13 years. He is also co-owner of Qualité Translations Incorporated, a translation company that provides French language services. He has been president of Moonbeam Economic Development Corporation, and director of the Kapuskasing Curling Club.

Associate Chief Justice-Coordinator of Justices of the Peace Faith M. Finnestad has assigned Justice of the Peace Cloutier to Timmins.

Justice of the Peace Susan Maria Doyle has a law degree from Dalhousie University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Memorial University. She was called to the bar in Newfoundland in 1992 and in Ontario in 2009. Justice of the Peace Doyle has been a senior advisor with the National Judicial Institute, Senior Public Legal Education Advisor with the Canada Revenue Agency, Executive Director of the Public Legal Information Association of Newfoundland and Labrador and a lawyer in private practice. She is currently a board member of the Public Legal Education Association of Canada as well as the Public Legal Information Association of Newfoundland and Labrador. She has been an In-School Mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters Ottawa and is a volunteer with the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. 

Associate Chief Justice-Coordinator of Justices of the Peace Faith M. Finnestad has assigned Justice of the Peace Doyle to Ottawa.

Justice of the Peace Damanpaul Dulai holds a master's degree in business administration from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. Since 2014, he has worked as a Technical Document Specialist at Canadian Western Bank in Edmonton. Justice of the Peace Dulai is president of the Canadian International Vision Social Association, an organization dedicated to improving global standards of living.

Associate Chief Justice-Coordinator of Justices of the Peace Faith M. Finnestad has assigned Justice of the Peace Dulai to Brampton.

Justice of the Peace Marie Theresa Fortier has a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Ottawa, and a Certificate in Adjudication for Administrative Agencies, Boards and Tribunals from Osgoode Hall Law School. Her Worship also has a certificate in Advanced Alternate Dispute Resolution from the University of Windsor Faculty of Law. She is bilingual. Over the past four years, Justice of the Peace Fortier has worked as deputy judge of the small claims court in Ottawa. Justice of the Peace Fortier is also an associate chair (part-time) of the Animal Care Review Board, as well as a cross-appointed member of the Ontario Civilian Police Commission, the Fire Safety Commission and the Licence Appeal Tribunal. An active member of her community, she has been a manager of the Stittsville Minor Hockey and Softball Associations.

Associate Chief Justice-Coordinator of Justices of the Peace Faith M. Finnestad has assigned Justice of the Peace Fortier to Ottawa.

Justice of the Peace Kaley L. Hepburn has a Juris Doctor from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan. Since 2013, she has been a sole practitioner of criminal law in Hamilton. She also currently works as a Criminal Duty Counsel Panel Member at Legal Aid Ontario. She has been involved with the Hamilton Pro Bono Legal Project, where she helped low-income individuals who don't qualify for legal aid. Justice of the Peace Hepburn has also volunteered with Good Shepherd Miles for Smiles and Rotary International.

Associate Chief Justice-Coordinator of Justices of the Peace Faith M. Finnestad has assigned Justice of the Peace Hepburn to Brampton.

Justice of the Peace Grace Lin has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McGill University. She is currently leading the Gender Wage Gap Strategy at the Ministry of Labour. She has held various positions with the Ministry of the Attorney General throughout her career, including Director of Corporate Policy and Agency Relations and Manager of Corporate Services in the Criminal Law Division. Justice of the Peace Lin was president of the House Corporation Board (Toronto) Gamma Phi Beta, a non-profit managing low-cost housing for university women.

Associate Chief Justice-Coordinator of Justices of the Peace Faith M. Finnestad has assigned Justice of the Peace Lin to Brampton.

Justice of the Peace Denette Cindy Maslach has an honour's bachelor's degree in political science from Lakehead University. She has worked as a sergeant with the Ontario Provincial Police in the Provincial Communications Centre, and she has worked as a recruiter for the OPP since 2015. Her Worship also has a certificate in Alternate Dispute Resolution from the University of Windsor Faculty of Law. Justice of the Peace Maslach was the public relations director for the Thunder Bay Yacht Club and acted as a facilitator at the Thunder Bay Indian Friendship Centre.

Associate Chief Justice-Coordinator of Justices of the Peace Faith M. Finnestad has assigned Justice of the Peace Maslach to Thunder Bay.

Justice of the Peace Cheryl Beth McLean has a law degree from University of Windsor. She is a sole practitioner of family and criminal law in Orillia. Prior to that, Justice of the Peace McLean worked as an associate lawyer at the firm of Lewis, Downey, Tornosky, Lassaline and Timpano for over four years. Justice of the Peace McLean has worked as deputy judge of the small claims court, has experience acting as a Dispute Resolution Officer in the Superior Court of Justice in Barrie, and has taught criminology at Georgian College.  

Associate Chief Justice-Coordinator of Justices of the Peace Faith M. Finnestad has assigned Justice of the Peace McLean to Barrie.

Justice of the Peace Walter Moniz has a bachelor's degree in military and strategic studies from the Royal Military College of Canada. He served as director of the Military Employment Transition Program at Canada Company, and as a strategic advisor to the Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy. He has also served his community as a board member for Safe City Mississauga.

Associate Chief Justice-Coordinator of Justices of the Peace Faith M. Finnestad has assigned Justice of the Peace Moniz to Toronto.

Justice of the Peace Leiloni Montour has a master's degree in social work from Wilfrid Laurier University. She has worked as a supervisor of family and community support at Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation since 2010. Justice of the Peace Montour also works as a clinician in her own private practice, and for six years has served on the board of directors for Ganohkwasra Family Assault Support Services.

Associate Chief Justice-Coordinator of Justices of the Peace Faith M. Finnestad has assigned Justice of the Peace Montour to London.

Justice of the Peace Jocelyne Aline St Jean holds a master's degree in Health Administration from the University of Ottawa. She is the Director General of Infrastructure Canada's Corporate Secretariat. She has also worked in a number of municipal government positions in Ottawa. Justice of the Peace St Jean is bilingual. For two years, she served as the Chair of the Board of Directors of Ontario 211.

Associate Chief Justice-Coordinator of Justices of the Peace Faith M. Finnestad has assigned Justice of the Peace St Jean to Ottawa.

Justice of the Peace Jennifer Douglas Thompson received her Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Western Ontario in 1999. She was an assistant crown attorney with the Ministry of the Attorney General for two years and has practised as defence counsel for over a decade. Most recently, she has been an Associate at Alan Gold Professional Corporation. For over 35 years, Justice of the Peace Thompson has been an active volunteer with The Salvation Army.

Associate Chief Justice-Coordinator of Justices of the Peace Faith M. Finnestad has assigned Justice of the Peace Thompson to Kitchener.

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