Ontario Court of Justice

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Ontario Court of Justice
Cour de justice de l'Ontario (Fr)
JurisdictionOntario
Composition methodAppointed by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario on advice of the Attorney General of Ontario
Authorized byCourts of Justice Act
Decisions are appealed toSuperior Court of Justice
Court of Appeal for Ontario
Judge term length8 years (Chief Justice),
6 years (Associate Chief Justices)[1]
Websiteontariocourts.ca/ocj
Chief Justice of the Ontario Court of Justice[1]
CurrentlyLise Maisonneuve
SinceMay 3, 2015[2]
Lead position ends2023
Associate Chief Justice of the Ontario Court of Justice
CurrentlyPeter J. DeFreitas[3]
SinceJune 3, 2015[4]
Lead position ends2021
Associate Chief Justice of the Ontario Court of Justice and Coordinator of Justices of the Peace
CurrentlyFaith M. Finnestad[5]

The Ontario Court of Justice is a provincial court of record[6] for the Canadian province of Ontario. The court sits at more than 200 locations across the province and oversees matters relating to family law, criminal law, and provincial offences.

Jurisdiction[edit]

This court is subordinate in relationship to the "superior" courts. The phrase "provincial court" or "territorial court" is often used to mean a low level court whose decisions can be reviewed by a superior court. Decades ago, they were managed at the local municipal level.

The Ontario Court of Justice is a division of the Court of Ontario.[7] The other division of the Court of Ontario is the Superior Court of Justice. Until 1999, the Ontario Court of Justice was known as the Ontario Court (Provincial Division).

Family law[edit]

Family law cases deal with matters of custody, access and support, child protection so long as these are not incidental of or were not previously a part of a divorce application. Cases are heard by a judge only. Appeals from these cases are heard by the Superior Court of Justice.

Criminal law[edit]

The Court deals with approximately 95% of criminal charges laid within the province and has responsibility for other matters pertaining to criminal law, including authorizing search warrants, bail hearings, and peace bonds, under sections 515 and 810 of the Criminal Code,[8] respectively.[9]

Criminal law cases heard before the Court are summary conviction offences, less serious indictable offences under section 553 of the Criminal Code,[8] and indictable offences where the defendant has elected to have his or her trial heard in the Ontario Court of Justice (excluding offences found under section 469 of the Criminal Code - murder, treason, etc.). Criminal cases are heard by a judge only. Appeals from cases involving summary conviction offences are heard by the Superior Court of Justice. Appeals involving indictable matters are heard by the Ontario Court of Appeal.

Criminal law matters before the Court also include remand or bail hearings and peace bonds. These matters are not required to be heard by a judge and may be dealt with by a justice of the peace. An appeal of a bail decision (bail review) must be heard by the Superior Court of Justice.[8]

Structure of the Court[edit]

Section 35 of the Courts of Justice Act sets out the structure of the Ontario Court of Justice.[10]

Provincial Judges

Provincial judges are appointed, as considered necessary, by the Lieutenant Governor in Council on the recommendation of the Attorney General. A person cannot be appointed as a provincial judge unless he or she has:

(a) been a member of the bar of one of the provinces or territories of Canada for at least 10 years; or
(b) has for an aggregate of 10 years,
(i) been a member of a bar mentioned in clause (a), and
(ii) after becoming a member of such a bar, exercised powers and performed duties of a judicial nature on a full-time basis in respect to a position held under a law of Canada or of one of its provinces or territories.[10]

The normal age of retirement for a provincial judge is age 65, however there are exceptions that allow a provincial judge to continue in office until age 75, at which point they are required to retire without exception.[10]

Judicial Appointment Committee
Justices of the Court of Justices are selected for appointment by the provincial Minister of Justice on recommendation of the Judicial Appointments Advisory Committee. It is currently composed of 13 members.[11] Current members consist of:

  • Fareed Amin, Chair
  • Justice Sharon Nicklas
  • Justice Martin P. Lambert
  • Justice Paul Robertson
  • Gerald Chan, Stockwoods LLP
  • Katherine Hensel, Hensel Barristers
  • Ormond Murphy
  • Sylvie Beauvais
  • Jean Hébert
  • Asha Luthra
  • Brian Mullan
  • Kathleen O’Keefe
  • Gabriel Tremblay

Chief Justice

The Lieutenant Governor in Council may, on the recommendation of the Attorney General, appoint a provincial justice to the position of Chief Justice of the Ontario Court of Justice. The Chief Justice is the President of the Ontario Court of Justice. They are responsible for directing and supervising the sittings of the Court throughout Ontario and for assigning its judicial duties. If the Chief Justice is absent from Ontario or is for any reason unable to act, his or her powers and duties shall be exercised and performed by an associate chief justice of the Ontario Court of Justice designated by the Chief Justice . A Chief Justice has a single term of office of eight years, but will nonetheless continue in office until a successor is appointed, up to a total term of nine years.[10]

Associate Chief Justice

The Lieutenant Governor in Council may, on the recommendation of the Attorney General, appoint provincial justices to the positions of Associate Chief Justice and Associate Chief Justice-Coordinator of Justices of the Peace of the Ontario Court of Justice for single terms of six years.[10] The Associate Chief Justice and the Associate Chief Justice-Coordinator of Justices of the Peace provide support to the Chief Justice and have specific delegated responsibilities as well as those set out in statute. The Associate Chief Justice-Coordinator of Justices of the Peace administers the Ontario Native Justice of the Peace Program. Within the Court, the principal responsibility for this program falls to the Senior Justice of the Peace/Administrator of the Ontario Native Justice of the Peace Program. The stated goal of the program is to encourage and enable Aboriginal Canadians to play a greater role in decision-making in the administration of justice, by serving as justices of the peace, particularly in areas of the province with significant Aboriginal population.[12]

Regional Senior Justice

Ontario is divided into seven geographic regions for judicial administration: northwest, northeast, west, central west, central east, east, and Toronto. Each region has a regional senior judge and a regional senior justice of the peace.[12] The Lieutenant Governor in Council may, on the recommendation of the Attorney General, appoint a provincial justice to the position of regional senior justice for a term of three years. The responsibilities of a regional senior judge are to exercise the same powers and functions as the Chief Justice of the Ontario Court of Justice in his or her region, subject to their authority.[10] A regional senior justice also assists in the supervision of the justices of the peace within that region. This is done in consultation with the Associate Chief Justice-Coordinator of Justices of the Peace and the regional senior justice of the peace.[12]

Regions[edit]

Regions[13][14]
Central East Region
(10 base courts,
7 satellite courts)
Central West Region
(9 base courts,
2 satellite courts)
East Region
(10 base courts,
10 satellite courts)
Northeast Region
(10 base courts,
20 satellite courts)
Peterborough
Lindsay
Orillia
Bracebridge
Midland
Newmarket
Oshawa
Barrie
Orangeville
Brampton
Milton
Burlington
Hamilton
St. Catharines
Welland
Brantford
Simcoe
Pembroke
Perth
L'Orginal
Cornwall
Ottawa-Carleton
Brockville
Kingston
Napanee
Belleville
Cochrane
Timmins
Haileybury
Sault Ste Marie
Elliot Lake
Gore Bay
Sudbury
North Bay
Parry Sound
Northwest Region
(4 base courts,
36 satellite courts)
Toronto Region
(7 base courts,
0 satellite courts)
West Region
(15 base courts,
4 satellite courts)
Kenora
Fort Frances
Drydan
Thunder Bay
2201 Finch W (Metro West)
1000 Finch E
47 Sheppard E
130 Markham E
1911 Eglington E (Metro East)
444 Young (College Park)
311 Jarvis (Jarvis FD)
60 Queen (Old City Hall)
Windsor
Chatham
Sarnia
Goderich
Walkerton
Owen Sound
Stratford
London
St. Thomas
Woodstock
Kitchener
Cambridge
Guelph

Current Justices[edit]

Office of the Chief Justice
Name District Date Appointed Previous Position(s)
Chief Justice Lise Maisonneuve N/A December 3, 2003
Associate Chief Justice Peter J. DeFreitas[15] N/A June 5, 2015 (ACJ)
2008 (Judge)
Federal Prosecutor (1994 to 2008)
Associate Chief Justice Faith M. Finnestad (also Co-ordinator of Justices of the Peace) N/A
Justice Wendy Malcolm (Senior Advisory Family Judge) N/A November 29, 2006

Central East Region[edit]

Name District Date Appointed Previous Position(s)
Justice Esther Rosenberg[16] 2010 (Judge)
June 1, 2018 (Regional)
Rosenberg, Pringle
Justice Simon C. Armstrong [17] Newmarket December 3, 2003 Deputy Director of Regional Legal Operations, PPSC (2002 to 2003)
Blake, Cassels & Graydon
Justice John F. Adamson[18] April 8, 2014
Justice Cecile Applegate[19] Barrie November 20, 2015 Wasaga Law (2012 to 2015)
Private Practice (Criminal)
Justice Robert W. Beninger[20] Peterborough January 28, 2009
Justice Jonathan Bliss [19] Barrie November 20, 2015 Private Practice (Criminal)
Justice Michael Block[20] Oshawa January 28, 2009
Justice Peter Nicholas Bourque[21] Newmarket February 15, 2006
Justice Jennifer Broderick[22] October 18, 2017 Crown attorney
Justice Paul Burstein[23] December 28, 2017 Private Practice (Criminal)
Justice Lisa M Cameron[24] February 2, 2011 Crown attorney (1999 to 2011)
Justice Edward A. Carlton[25] Bracebridge June 14, 2017
Justice Nancy A. Dawson [17] Barrie December 3, 2003
Justice Mary Teresa E. Devlin November 13, 2002
Justice Jon-Jo Douglas Barrie October 13, 1998
Justice Nyron Dwyer[26] Newmarket October 14, 2015 Private practice (criminal)
Justice Marquis S. V. Felix[18] April 8, 2014
Justice Robert Gattrell[27]
Justice Amit A. Ghosh[26] Newmarket October 14, 2015 Crown attorney (2002 to 2015)
Justice Victor Giourgas[23] 2017
Justice Brenda M. Green[28] Oshawa February 16, 2017 Crown attorney
Justice Michael Harpur[29] Barrie May 18, 2005
Justice Marcella Henschel[30] October 19, 2016 Ontario Crown Prosecutor
Justice Ferhan Javed[31] Oshawa Private Practice
Justice Cynthia Johnston [32] June 29, 2012
Justice Joseph F. Kenkel June 19, 2000
Justice Stuart W. Konyer[33] Lindsay November 19, 2014 May & Konyer Associates (criminal)
Justice Glenn D. Krelove Barrie October 26, 1998
Justice Susan C. MacLean[34] Oshawa February 18, 2004 Crown attorney
Justice John Stuart McInnes[30]
Justice Angela L. McLeod[23] 2017
Justice Shannon B. McPherson[23] 2017
Justice Enno J. Meijers[35] Barrie December 28, 2011 Crown Attorney (1990 to 2011)
Justice Mary E. Misener
Justice Anastasia M. Nichols
Justice John N. Olver[36]
Justice John A. Payne January 4, 1999
Justice Christine Pirraglia[30]
Justice David S. Rose
Justice Esther Rosenberg
Justice Peter Tetley Newmarket September 16, 2002
Justice Graham Wakefield Oshawa July 23, 2008
Justice Peter C. West[37] January 18, 2008
Justice Timothy C. Whetung Peterborough December 1, 1991

Central West Region[edit]

Name District Date Appointed Previous Position(s)
Justice Sharon M. Nicklas (Regional Senior Justice)[38] September 6, 2007
Justice P. H. Marjoh Agro September 16, 1994 [39]
Justice Kathleen A. Baker[40] Brantford May 8, 2013 Children's Aid Society
Justice Lesley M. Baldwin Burlington May 6, 1997
Justice Patrice F. Band[41] Brampton November 20, 2013 Crown attorney
Justice W. James Blacklock Brampton January 25, 1993
Justice Louise Botham[38] Brampton September 6, 2007
Justice Stephen D. Brown[42] Milton June 21, 2006 Sole practitioner (criminal)
Markham law
Justice Frederic M. Campling Hamilton December 3, 2003
Justice Sandra Caponecchia [43] 2017 [1]
Justice Philip J. Clay
Justice J.A. Tory Colvin[44] Welland January 26, 2005
Justice Alan D. Cooper
Justice Jennifer A. Crawford
Justice Paul R. Currie[34] Brampton February 18, 2004 Private practice (1997 to 2004)
Crown attorney (1984 to 1997)
Justice Joseph A. De Filippis January 3, 2000 [39]
Justice Bruce W. Duncan April 2, 1997 [39]
Justice Patrick W. Dunn Brampton August 18, 1980
Justice Gethin B. Edward
Justice Jacqueline Freeman[25] Brampton June 14, 2017 Private practice (criminal)
Justice George S. Gage [45][46] Hamilton November 24, 2003
Justice Robert Gee[35] Brantford December 28, 2011 Sole practitioner (1996 to 2011)
Child, Chaimovitz (criminal)
Jones, Rogers
Justice Colette D. Good[47] Brantford June 22, 2016 Crown attorney
Justice Nathalie Gregson[48] Sault Ste. Marie December 3, 2008
Justice David Harris[42] St. Catharines June 8, 2006 Private practice (criminal)
Justice Kathryn L. Hawke[38] February 6, 1995
Justice Iona M. Jaffe[49] Brampton February 1, 2017 Federal Prosecutor
Justice Nancy S. Kastner Brampton February 15, 1999
Justice Sonia V. Khemani[50] Brampton July 6, 2015 private practitioner (child welfare)
Justice Richard J. LeDressay Milton December 1, 1996
Justice Anthony F. Leitch[51] Hamilton August 26, 2016
Justice Alison R. Mackay[52] Brampton May 25, 2016 sole practitioner (criminal law)
Justice June Maresca[53] Brampton August 4, 2004
Justice Eileen Martin[42] Welland June 21, 2006
Justice Sandra Martins[54] Brampton December 28, 2016 Crown counsel
Justice Donald McLeod[55] Brampton October 2, 2013 Hinkson, Sachak (criminal)
Justice Katherine L. McLeod Brampton February 15, 1999
Justice Paul F. Monahan[56] Brampton August 27, 2014 Fasken Martineau DuMoulin (1995 to 2014)
Justice Fergus C. ODonnell[57] Toronto June 5, 2009
Justice Paul T. O’Marra[54] Brampton December 28, 2016 Sole practitioner
Legal Aid
Justice Lise S. Parent
Justice Bruce E. Pugsley Orangeville February 13, 2002
Justice Mohammed M. Rahman[54] Brampton December 28, 2016 Ontario Crown Law Office (2016)
Public Prosecution Service of Canada (1998 to 2016)
Justice Elinore A. Ready Brampton December 21, 1990
Justice G. Paul Renwick[49] Brampton February 1, 2017 Crown Attorney
Justice Richard H. K. Schwarzl[57] Brampton June 5, 2009
Justice Kevin Sherwood[58] Simcoe November 10, 2010 Sole practitioner (2003 to 2010)
Sherwood Wyonch (1991 to 2003)
Ryder, Planz and Sherwood (1984 to 1991)
Justice Victoria A. Starr[59] Milton July 17, 2014 Starr Family Law (1997 to 2014)
Office of the Children's Lawyer
Justice James Stribopoulos[55] Brampton October 2, 2013 Kapoor & Stribopoulos Barristers (criminal)
Justice Anthony William Joseph Sullivan[50] Brampton July 6, 2015 sole practitioner (family and immigration/refugee)
Justice Ann Jane Watson St. Catharines August 4, 2005
Justice R. Cameron B. Watson[60] Ontario Securities Commission
Crown attorney
Justice Peter H. Wilkie Brampton February 15, 1999
Justice Bernd E. Zabel Hamilton April 2, 1990
Justice Martha Zivolak[61] Brandford July 1, 2002
Justice Allison Dellandrea[62] Brampton February 23, 2018
Justice Shahbudin Amarshi[62][63] Brampton February 23, 2018 Crown with PPSC (2011 to 2018)
private practitioner (2007 to 2011)
Justice John North[64] Toronto April 25, 2018 Public Prosecution Service of Canada (1993 to 2018)
Justice Peter Andras Schreck[56] Brampton August 27, 2014 Schreck Presser LLP (criminal)
Schreck & Greene, Pinkofsky Lockyer
Sole practitioner
Justice Jill Miriam Copeland[56] Brampton August 27, 2014 Sack Goldblatt Mitchell LLP (criminal)
executive legal officer at the Supreme Court of Canada
legal counsel for the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario

East Region[edit]

Name District Date Appointed Previous Position(s)
Jean G. Legault (Regional Senior Justice)[65] October 14, 2009
Justice Ann Alder[17] Ottawa December 3, 2003 Carroll, Wallace & Maisonneuve
Justice David Berg[66] Ottawa November 8, 2017 Legal Aid
Private practice (criminal)
Justice Julie Bourgeois[67] May 20, 2015 Crown attorney
Justice Norman D. Boxall[68]
Justice Trevor A.Brown[66] Ottawa November 8, 2017 Greenspon, Brown and Associates (criminal)
Justice Jonathan Brunet[69]
Justice W. Vincent Clifford[68] March 1, 2017
Justice Marc D’Amours[70]
Justice Elaine Deluzio[71] Belleville December 6, 2006
Justice Peter K. Doody[72] Ottawa February 24, 2016 BLG LLP
Justice Célynne S. Dorval Ottawa March 15, 1999
Justice Marlyse Dumel[68] March 1, 2017 PPSC (2004 to 2017)
Justice Franco Giamberardino[73]
Justice Geoffrey James Griffin[74] Napanee September 8, 2004
Justice Mitch Hoffman[75] Windsor September 30, 2009
Justice Stephen J. Hunter Belleville June 1, 1991
Justice Catherine A. Kehoe[38] Ottawa September 6, 2007 Crown attorney
Justice Deborah A. Kinsella[51] Cornwall August 26, 2016
Justice Richard T. Knott[18] April 8, 2014
Justice Diane M. Lahaie[76]
Justice Allan G. Letourneau[32] June 29, 2012
Justice Jacqueline Loignon[77] November 30, 2011
Justice Wendy Malcolm[71] Belleville November 29, 2006
Justice Michael G. March[78] August 18, 2016 Private practice (criminal) (1992 to 2016)
Justice Kimberly E. M. Moore[31]
Justice Larry Bernard O’Brien[18] April 8, 2014
Justice Heather E. Perkins-McVey[57] June 5, 2009
Justice Gilles Renaud Cornwall January 23, 1995
Justice Robert G. Selkirk[79] Pembroke December 29, 2004
Justice Robert Wadden[18][80] April 8, 2014 Crown attorney (1993 to 2014)
Justice Matthew C. Webber [18] April 8, 2014
Justice Alison J. Wheeler[22] Kingston October 18, 2017 Crown attorney
Justice N. Jane Wilson Renfrew November 2, 1998
Justice J. Peter Wright[81] Belleville September 16, 2002

Northeast Region[edit]

Name District Date Appointed Prior Position(s)
Patrick J. Boucher (Regional Senior Justice)[65]
Justice Pierre Bradley[82][83] Sudbury October 2017
Justice Andrew Buttazzoni[84] Sault Ste. Marie April 26, 2006 private practice (criminal)
Justice Vanessa V. Christie[85][83] Gore Bay October 2017
Justice John P. Condon[18] April 8, 2014
Justice Melanie D. Dunn
Justice G. Normand Glaude Sudbury April 17, 1990
Justice André L. Guay Sudbury May 1, 1989
Justice John D. Keast Sudbury July 11, 2001
Justice Lawrence Klein[84] Parry Sound April 26, 2006
Justice Romuald F. Kwolek[86] Sault Ste. Marie February 28, 2014
Justice Michel R. Labelle[51] Cochrane August 26, 2016
Justice Erin J. Lainevool[83]
Justice Randall W. Lalande Sudbury January 3, 2000
Martin P. Lambert Timmins February 15, 1999
Justice Karen L. Lische[56] Sudbury August 27, 2014 Crown attorney (2001 to 2014)
Miller Maki (family) (1996 to 2001)
Justice Joseph G. R. Maille[87]
Justice Catherine Mathias McDonald[88][18] April 8, 2014
Justice Alain H. Perron[89] Perry Sound April 16, 2012
Justice Michelle Rocheleau[90] Haileybury December 27, 2006
Justice Gregory P. Rodgers North Bay November 15, 2000
Justice Louise Serré Gore Bay November 15, 2000
Justice David A. Thomas
Justice Robert P. Villeneuve[91] Elliot Lake November 9, 2005

Northwest Region[edit]

Name District Date Appointed Previous Position(s)
Justice Joyce Elder (Regional Senior Justice) December 2, 2009
Marc L. G. H. Bode[37] January 18, 2008
Justice Chantal M. Brochu[92]
Justice Elaine A. A. Burton
Justice Sarah S. Cleghorn
Justice Dino DiGiuseppe Thunder Bay November 15, 2000
Justice David M. Gibson
Justice Jennifer R. Hoshizaki[37] January 18, 2008
Justice Pieter Joubert[60]
Justice Danalyn J. MacKinnon[93] July 28, 2017
Justice Joyce L. Pelletier [94] Thunder Bay December 28, 2005
Justice Francesco Valente [95] Thunder Bay May 13, 2008

Toronto Region[edit]

Name District Date Appointed Prior Position(s)
Aston J. Hall (Regional Senior Justice)[96] November 30, 2011
Justice Sandra Bacchus[97]
Justice Feroza Bhabha[98] August 24, 2006 Crown attorney
Department of Justice
private practice
Justice Miriam Bloomenfeld[99] Metro East December 14, 2005 Crown attorney
Justice Richard Blouin[53] Newmarket August 4, 2004
Justice Ronald D. Boivin Old City Hall June 25, 2003
Justice Howard Borenstein[98] Metro East August 24, 2006 Private practice (criminal)
Justice Joseph W. Bovard Old City Hall December 31, 1989
Justice Timothy E. Breen [43] 2017 [2]
Justice Carol Brewer[98] August 11, 2006 Crown Attorney
Justice Beverly A. Brown[17] Metro North December 3, 2003
Justice Harvey P. Brownstone Sheppard Ave March 13, 1995
Justice Lloyd M. Budzinski Metro West April 1, 1992
Justice Kathleen J. Caldwell Old City Hall May 5, 2004
Justice James R. Chaffe
Justice Leslie A. P. Chapin[100] Old City Hall December 2, 2009
Justice Susan M. Chapman [43] 2017 [3]
Justice Howard I. Chisvin[34] Newmarket August 11, 2006 Private practice (criminal)
Justice Steven R. Clark Brampton February 13, 2002
Justice Thomas P. Cleary June 6, 1994
Justice Frank D. Crewe[33] Toronto November 7, 2014 Sole practitioner (criminal)
Justice Kimberley Ann Crosbie[36]
Justice Carole Curtis[37] January 18, 2008
Justice Antonio Di Zio[39] May 3, 1999
Justice Kate Doorly[33] Toronto November 19, 2014 Crown attorney
Justice Philip A. Downes[101] November 30, 2011
Justice Karen M. Erlick [43] 2017 [4]
Justice Lucia Piera Favret Newmarket May 5, 2004
Justice Lawrence T. Feldman Metro East January 5, 1998
Justice John A. Finlayson[93] July 28, 2017
Justice Melvyn Green[102] December 13, 2005 Private practice (criminal)
Justice Mara B. Greene[57] Toronto June 5, 2009
Justice Rachel Grinberg [43] 2017 [5]
Justice Jack M. Grossman Metro North April 28, 1999
Justice Mary L. Hogan Old City Hall April 1, 1992
Justice William B. Horkins[103] January 5, 1998
Justice Carolyn Jane Jones[73] June 20, 2012
Justice Edward J. Kelly[104] Toronto December 25, 2013 Private Practice (Criminal)
Justice Robert Kelly[38] Brampton September 6, 2007
Justice Ramez Khawly Old City Hall December 1, 1991
Justice Neil L. Kozloff[105] Metro North December 2, 2009
Justice Gerald S. Lapkin (Senior Judge) Metro West November 30, 1988
Justice Eric (Rick) N. Libman Old City Hall November 15, 1996
Justice Timothy R. Lipson Metro East March 20, 2002
Justice Rita J. Maxwell [43] 2017 [6]
Justice Malcolm McLeod
Justice Salvatore Merenda
Justice Cathy Mocha College Park April 14, 1997
Justice Lori B. Montague[43]
Justice Daniel F. Moore[43]
Justice John C. Moore College Park January 12, 1998
Justice Katrina Mulligan[106] Oshawa January 31, 2007
Justice Ellen B. Murray[91]
Justice C. Ann Nelson[107] Brampton July 23, 2008
Justice Petra E. Newton College Park December 31, 1989
Justice Sheilagh O’Connell[58] Milton November 10, 2010 Director of Legal Aid Ontario's Family Law Services
Legal Aid Ontario (1999 to 2009)
Sole practitioner (family) (1991 to 1999)
Justice Diane I. Oleskiw[108] Metro North December 2, 2009
Justice Russell J. Otter Metro East July 5, 1993
Justice Debra A. W. Paulseth[91] Jarvis FD November 9, 2005 Director of Toronto Court Services
Private practice (family)
Justice Manjusha Pawagi[20] Brampton January 28, 2009 Children's Aid Society (1997 to 2004)
Justice Heather F. Pringle[43] October 11, 2017
Justice Leslie C. Pringle Metro North March 20, 2002
Justice Sheila Ray 1992
Justice Paul Robertson[17] December 3, 2003
Justice Vincenzo Rondinelli [43] 2017 [7]
Justice Rebecca Rutherford[109] College Park December 24, 2008
Justice Melanie Sager
Justice Richard D. Schneider Old City Hall December 20, 2000
Justice Brian M. Scully[110] Jarvis FD December 3, 2003
Justice S. Rebecca Shamai Old City Hall April 2, 1990
Justice Riun Shandler[33] Toronto November 19, 2014 Crown counsel (1997 to 2014)
Justice Stanley B. Sherr[91] Old City Hall November 9, 2005 Private practice (family)
Justice Russell S. Silverstein[111] Toronto April 13, 2017
Justice Robert J. Spence Sheppard Ave March 20, 2002
Justice Maria Speyer[57] Hamilton June 5, 2009
Justice Andrea Tuck-Jackson[98] Metro West August 24, 2006
Justice Charles H. Vaillancourt Metro North December 21, 1990
Justice Brian Weagant Jarvis FD May 8, 1995
Justice Fern M. Weinper Metro West July 6, 1998
Justice William R. Wolski College Park January 20, 1997
Justice Mavin
Justice Roselyn Zisman[112] Milton March 30, 2007
Justice Kevin Kells McCallum[64] Brampton Sole Practice (Criminal)
Justice Joe Patrick Paul Fiorucci[113] Hamilton March 7, 2018 sole practitioner (criminal)
Justice Anne London-Weinstein[62] Toronto December 2017 Weinstein Law Firm (criminal) (2002 to 2017)

West Region[edit]

Name District Date Appointed Previous Position(s)
Justice Stephen J. Fuerth (Regional Senior Justice)[114] October 18, 2006
Justice Lorelei M. Amlin[28] Guelph February 16, 2017 Crown Attorney
Justice Deborah J. Austin 1 December 1992 [39]
Justice Sharman S. Bondy Windsor October 19, 1998
Justice Pamela Borghesan[18] April 8, 2014
Justice Gregory A. Campbell[115] Windsor October 18, 2006 Sole practitioner
Paroian Courey Cohen & Houston
Justice Jane E. Caspers Guelph February 7, 2001
Justice Lloyd C. Dean[116] Windsor October 5, 2005 Crown attorney (1999 to 2005)
Sutts, Strosberg LLP
Justice Michael J. Epstein Kitchener January 26, 2005
Justice Lucy C. Glenn Chatham December 16, 1996
Justice M. Edward Graham[117] Woodstock December 19, 2012 Sole practitioner (criminal)
Justice Wendy Lee Harris Bentley [118]
Justice Steven Paul Harrison[73]
Justice G. Mark Hornblower Sarnia October 6, 1999
Justice Karey Katzsch[119][60] Kitchener August 27, 2017 Crown attorney
Justice Paul J. S. Kowalyshyn[48] Chatham December 3, 2008
Justice Scott N. Latimer[119][60] Kitchener August 21, 2017 Crown attorney
Justice Jeanine E. LeRoy[35] London December 28, 2011 Private practice (criminal)
Justice John T. Lynch Kitchener April 18, 2001
Justice Timothy G. Macdonald[93] July 28, 2017
Justice Allan Maclure[120] London May 27, 2015
Justice Ronald A. Marion[121]
Justice Anne E. E. McFadyen Sarnia October 26, 1998
Justice Kevin G. McHugh[56] Walkerton August 27, 2014 MacDonald and McHugh (criminal)
Ontario Crown attorney
Department of Justice Canada
Justice A. Thomas McKay[91] Fort Frances October 31, 2005 Private practice
Justice Kathryn L. McKerlie Stratford May 3, 1999
Justice Julia A. Morneau Owen Sound May 30, 1997
Justice Katherine S. Neill[104] Kitchener December 25, 2013 Verity Daboll Gregory & Jones
Justice Bonnie Oldham[111] Kitchener April 13, 2017
Justice George L. Orsini[122] London April 5, 2017 Crown Attorney
Justice Craig Anothony Parry[123] Kitchener August 26, 2015
Justice Stephen E.J. Paull[124] Woodstock April 13, 2016 Private practice (civil and family) (2003 to 2016)
Dueck, Sauer, Jutzi and Noll
Justice Douglas W. Phillips Windsor March 1, 1991
Justice Wayne G. Rabley[57] June 5, 2009
Justice Micheline A. Rawlins Windsor October 15, 1992
Justice Lynda J. Rogers[125] Kitchener October 19, 2005
Justice Robert W. Rogerson[126] Stratford December 24, 2003
Justice Lynda S. Ross[127]
Justice John S. Skowronski[128] London March 4, 2009
Justice Melanie A. Sopinka[123] Kitchener August 26, 2015 Crown Attorney
Ontario Securities Commission
Justice Barry M Tobin[75] Windsor September 30, 2009
Justice Gerri Lynn Wong[33] Chatham November 19, 2014 sole practitioner (child protection)
Justice Glen Scott Donald[64] St. Thomas April 25, 2018 Seabrook, Epstein, Miller & Trudell (2009 to 2018)
Justice Craig Fraser[62] Simcoe March 7, 2018 Crown attorney (2000 to 2018)

Supernumerary and Per Diem Justices[edit]

Per Diem Judges of the Ontario Court of Justice
Name Date Appointed
Justice J. Elliott Allen November 15, 1991 [39]
Justice Charles D. Anderson August 5, 1990 [39]
Justice Hugh K. Atwood January 4, 1993 [39]
Justice George Beatty November 23, 1998
Justice Paul L. Bellefontaine
(Oshawa)
January 5, 1998
Justice Robert G. Bigelow [38] August 9, 1993
Justice Peter T. Bishop September 6, 1994
Justice Annemarie E. Bonkalo (Formerly Chief Justice)
Justice George J. Brophy
(Walkerton)
May 12, 1997
Justice David G. Carr April 28, 1999 [39]
Justice Ralph E. W. Carr
(Timmins)
July 1, 1991
Justice Jeff Casey
(Toronto)
December 21, 1992
Justice Lorne E. Chester
Justice S. Ford Clements[34] February 6, 2004
Justice Marion L. Cohen
Justice David P. Cole
(Metro West)
March 1, 1991
Justice Donald S. Cooper
Justice Ian B. Cowan
Justice James C. Crawford
(Barrie)[60]
June 1, 1990
Justice Guy F. DeMarco
Justice Norman S. Douglas May 16, 1994 [39]
Justice Donald A. Ebbs
Justice John D. D. Evans March 12, 1984
Justice David A. Fairgrieve December 21, 1990
Justice Frederick L. Forsyth
Justice Robert N. Fournier
(Ottawa)
June 12, 1985[129]
Justice Hugh L. Fraser
(Ottawa)
April 14, 1993
Justice Bruce J. Frazer
Justice William A. Gorewich
(Newmarket)
October 14, 1997
Justice Robert Graydon
(Cobourg)
July 12, 2006
Justice Peter D. Griffiths
Justice Donna G. Hackett
Justice Donald J. Halikowski July 15, 1987
Justice Paddy A. Hardman
Justice Peter A. J. Harris
(Old City Hall)
February 13, 1995
Justice C. Roland Harris
(Barrie)
August 8, 1994
Justice Gary F. Hearn
Justice Peter Hryn
Justice Richard A. Humphrey
Justice R. G. E. Hunter
Justice Richard E.
Justice Penny J. Jones
Justice Heather L. Katarynych
Justice James J. Keaney
Justice Jane Kerrigan Brownridge
Justice Brent Knazan
Justice John Kukurin
Justice Gary R. Kunnas
Justice Jean-Gilles Lebel
Justice Brian W. Lennox (Formerly Chief Justice)
Justice Kenneth G. Lenz
Justice J. F. Réginald Lévesque
Justice Robert P. Main
Justice Stephen A. J. March
(Perth)
April 19, 2000
Justice Lauren E. Marshall
Justice Rommel G. Masse
Justice Douglas B. Maund
Justice Kathleen E. McGowan
Justice Ronald A. Minard
Justice J. Rhys Morgan
(Peterborough)
August 15, 1990
Justice Joseph Nadel[42] June 8, 2006
Justice James P. Nevins
Justice Michael P. O’Dea
Justice Maryka Omatsu
Justice Gregory A. Pockele
Justice Gregory Regis[38] January 4, 1999
Justice Paul H. Reinhardt[130] 1990
Justice Ronald J. Richards
Justice Marietta L. D. Roberts
Justice Eleanor M. Schnall
(London)
March 1, 1991
Justice Geraldine N. Sparrow
(Old City Hall)
January 15, 1993
Justice David M. Stone June 1, 1990
Justice Paul M. Taylor
Justice Lawrence P. Thibideau
Justice J. David Wake
(Ottawa)
August 8, 1994
Justice Robert T. Weseloh
Justice Colin R. Westman
Justice Joseph B. Wilson
(Barrie)
May 26, 1997
Justice Theo Wolder
(Milton)
June 1, 1990

Previous Justices[edit]

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