Doug Downey

Investing in Partner Assault Response Program

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Funding will help break the cycle of intimate partner violence and keep communities safe TORONTO — The Ontario government is investing over $2 million to help break the cycle of intimate partner violence and keep communities safe. The funding is being delivered through the Partner Assault Response (PAR) program and will support specialized group education and counselling for people who are mandated …

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Providing More Affordable Housing in Barrie

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Province’s investment will create safe and secure housing for Indigenous families at risk of homelessness Barrie — The Ontario government is providing more than $800,000 to help create two affordable housing units in Barrie. Through a partnership between the Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services and the Barrie Native Friendship Centre, this investment will help provide better, safer and secure access to housing to …

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Attorney General Appoints New Judge to Ontario Court of Justice

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Ontario – Attorney General Doug Downey announced the appointment of a new judge to the Ontario Court of Justice, effective September 29, 2022. Justice Caroline Kim was called to the Ontario bar in 2008. Justice Kim began her career representing clients in family law matters before the ­Ontario Court of Justice in Kitchener and Cambridge. She then worked as a staff …

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Ontario Keeping Province Open for Business

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New measures proposed to protect movement of people and goods at international borders MISSISSAUGA — The Ontario government is introducing a suite of new measures to protect international border crossings from unlawful disruptions that hurt people and businesses. These new measures include legislation that, if passed, would enable law enforcement to better protect jobs that rely on international trade and …

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Notice of Court Order Prohibiting Breaches of Ottawa By-laws

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OTTAWA – On February 14, 2022, the Associate Chief Justice of the Superior Court of Justice, Faye E. McWatt, made an order prohibiting breaches of the following City of Ottawa by-laws: Idling Control By-law 2007-266, Noise By-law 2017-255, Fireworks By-law 2003-237, Open Air Fire By-law 2004-163, and Use and Care of Roads By-law 2003-498. The order is binding on all persons who …

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Court Order Concerning Access to Ambassador Bridge

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WINDSOR – The Chief Justice of the Superior Court of Justice, Geoffrey B. Morawetz, made an order prohibiting impeding or blocking access to the Ambassador Bridge, an international bridge in Windsor, Ontario connecting Canada to the United States. The order is binding on all persons who have notice of it. It took effect at 7:00pm, February 11, 2022, and remains …

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Investing $65M to Expand Access to Video Court Hearings

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Justice Accelerated Strategy will ensure latest technologies are available in every region TORONTO — The Ontario government is transforming how people can access court and legal matters with an investment of $65 million over five years to ensure more courtrooms across the province are equipped with technology to enable people to access hearings through video or audio. This funding will …

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Ontario Expediting Process to File Criminal Charges in the West

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KITCHENER — The Ontario government is expanding the use of a digital platform that allows police officers to file criminal charges electronically. The eIntake system will be available in courthouses in the West Region this month following successful launches in the Northeast, Northwest, Central East and Toronto regions. This initiative will allow Justices of the Peace to enter their decisions …

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New Associate Justice Appointed to the Superior Court of Justice

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Ontario – Attorney General Doug Downey announced the appointment of a new associate judge to the Superior Court of Justice, effective December 17, 2021. Associate Justice David Michael Brown was called to the bar in 1997. He is a senior litigation counsel in the Ontario Securities Commission Enforcement Branch, leading staff in enforcement proceedings and appeals before the Divisional Court. …