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New Justices of the Peace Appointed to the Ontario Court of Justice

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New Justices of the Peace Appointed to the Ontario Court of Justice

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Ontario has appointed 13 new justices of the peace to the Ontario Court of Justice, effective July 11, 2017.

Justice of the Peace Anne Margaret Colterman has been a senior prosecutor at the City of Ottawa for the past 16 years, and a professor at Algonquin College's Paralegal Diploma Program since 2006. Justice of the Peace Colterman previously served on a committee to address and help prevent drug and alcohol abuse in the Town of Mississippi Mills.

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

Justice of the Peace Linda Lee Crawford has over 24 years of experience in media and reporting. She has worked as a producer on numerous CBC programs and prior to that, was a reporter/anchor in Manitoba. Justice of the Peace Crawford volunteers as a crisis counsellor at Victim Services Toronto and mentors newcomers through the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council.

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

Justice of the Peace Mark Willison Donohue has worked as a case manager/staff lawyer for Legal Aid Ontario for the past five years. Prior to that, he led development of Legal Aid Ontario's first legal information website and worked as criminal duty counsel and as an assistant Crown attorney. Justice of the Peace Donohue volunteers with the Canadian Cancer Society.

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

Justice of the Peace Jennifer Anne Neill has worked as a criminal intelligence analyst to support the Nishnawbe Aski Police Service since 2009. Prior to that, she worked at the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Thunder Bay Police Service. Justice of the Peace Neill has been a volunteer board member of the John Howard Society of Thunder Bay since 2014.

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

Justice of the Peace Tove Lena Finnestad worked as an assistant professor of philosophy at the State University of New York in New Paltz before pursuing a degree in law. She has spent most of her legal career as criminal duty counsel at College Park Courthouse in Toronto. Justice of the Peace Finnestad tutors English as a second language to recent immigrants through International Women of Saskatoon.

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

Justice of the Peace Joseph André Guitard has managed criminal duty counsel services in Sudbury and Manitoulin Island since 2002. He has more than 20 years of experience lecturing courses in law and justice. Justice of the Peace Guitard has volunteered at Legal Aid Ontario, the French Language Institute for Professional Development and Mental Health First Aid.

Associate Chief Justice-Coordinator of Justices of the Peace Faith M. Finnestad has assigned Justice of the Peace Guitard to Sault Ste. Marie.

Justice of the Peace Paul Max Harris has over 16 years of federal government experience, and has managed procurement policy and reporting at Parks Canada since 2010. Justice of the Peace Harris mentors youth through Trust 15, which provides young people with educational and social tools, and provides mentoring through the Black Canadian Scholarship Fund.

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

Justice of the Peace Debra Suzanne Isaac has managed the delivery of child protection services to Indigenous families at Sarnia-Lambton Children's Aid Society since 2015. Her previous roles include serving as the social services director for Walpole Island First Nation and as shelter coordinator for Three Fires Ezhignowenmindwaa Women's Shelter. Justice of the Peace Isaac has volunteered at the Canadian Mental Health Association of Lambton-Kent since 2013.

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

Justice of the Peace Kelly Anne Jackson has served as legal counsel at Sarnia-Lambton Children's Aid Society. She has provided legal counsel on matters including child protection, criminal and family law, and has extensive experience litigating matters for Indigenous clients. She is from the Chippewas of Kettle and Stoney Point First Nation. Justice of the Peace Jackson's community service includes advocacy work for Walpole Island First Nation on access to justice issues.

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

Justice of the Peace Zelda Natalie Kitchekeesik has served as a judicial clerk for the Justice and Solicitor General in Edmonton, Alberta since 2015. She has eight years of experience as a Judicial Justice of the Peace and nine years as a magistrate in Manitoba. Justice of the Peace Kitchekeesik has served as co-chair on committees including the First Nations Health Advisory Committee and Thompson Aboriginal Education Advisory Committee.

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

Justice of the Peace Natalia Krayzman has worked at Legal Aid Ontario since 2004, first as duty counsel and then as deputy supervisor. Justice of the Peace Krayzman volunteers at Second Chance Scholarship Foundation, which raises money for people who have been in conflict with the law and are seeking higher education.

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

Justice of the Peace Anne Judith Montreuil has been the chief of social work and attendance services at the Toronto District School Board since 2014. As a sessional professor at Sheridan College, she taught courses on social work, social justice and conflict resolution. Justice of the Peace Montreuil has volunteered with youth through programs including the Young Men's Stand Up Conference.

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

Justice of the Peace Andrew Ian Seymour has specialized in legal and justice reporting since 1999. Most recently, he reported for the Ottawa Citizen on decisions from the Ottawa criminal and provincial offenses courts and the Ontario Court of Appeal. Justice of the Peace Seymour mentors Carleton and Algonquin journalism students and serves as an elementary school council member.

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

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