Provincial Court of Prince Edward Island

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The Provincial Court of Prince Edward Island is the Provincial Court in the Canadian province of Prince Edward Island, established according to the Provincial Court Act.

The Provincial Court has three judges, who sit in Summerside, Charlottetown, Georgetown, and Souris. The Court has jurisdiction to hear criminal offences and cases contrary to provincial legislation.

The Provincial Court judges also serve as judges of the Youth Court, which hears cases pursuant to the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

Applications for judicial reviews for decisions made in Provincial Court can be heard by the Supreme Court of Prince Edward Island, and appeals can be heard by the Court of Appeal of Prince Edward Island.

Current Judges[edit]

Position Name Appointed Nominated by Position Prior to Appointment
Chief Provincial Court Judge Nancy K. Orr[1] 1995 Catherine Callbeck Lawyer at PEI Legal Aid
Provincial Court Judge John R. A. Douglas Pat Binns Lawyer at Cox and Palmer LLP
Provincial Court Judge Jeffrey E. Lantz 2005 Pat Binns Minister of Education and Attorney-General of Prince Edward Island

External links[edit]


  1. ^ CBC News (20 November 2015). "Nancy Orr will be P.E.I.'s next chief provincial court judge". CBC. Retrieved 3 December 2015.