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Criminal Rules Committee

Ministry
Attorney General
Address
SUPERIOR COURT OF JUSTICE, OSGOODE HALL, 130 QUEEN STREET WEST
TORONTO
M5H2N5
Phone
(416) 327-5000; (416) 327-5284
Fax
(416) 327-5417
Background
Courts of Justice Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. C.43, ss. 69 (1) (opens a new window)
Function
At the request of the Court of Appeal, the Superior Court of Justice or the Ontario Court of Justice, the Criminal Rules Committee may prepare rules for the purposes of section 482 of the Criminal Code (Canada) for consideration by the relevant court. Subject to the approval of the Attorney General, the Criminal Rules Committee may make rules for the Court of Appeal, the Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Justice in relation to the practice and procedure of those courts in proceedings under the Provincial Offences Act.
Membership
The committee is composed of, (a) the Chief Justice and Associate Chief Justice of Ontario, the Chief Justice and Associate Chief Justice of the Superior Court of Justice and the Chief Justice and associate chief justices of the Ontario Court of Justice b) one judge of the Court of Appeal appointed by the Chief Justice of Ontario; (c) three judges of the Superior Court of Justice appointed by the Chief Justice of the Superior Court of Justice; (d) four judges of the Ontario Court of Justice appointed by the Chief Justice of the Ontario Court of Justice; (f) the Attorney General or a designee of the Attorney General; (g) one law officer of the Crown appointed by the Attorney General; (h) four Crown attorneys, deputy Crown attorneys or assistant Crown attorneys, who shall be appointed by the Attorney General; (i) two persons employed in court administration, who shall be appointed by the Attorney General; (j) two lawyers, who shall be appointed by The Law Society of Upper Canada; (k) one lawyer, who shall be appointed by the Chief Justice of Ontario; (l) one lawyer, who shall be appointed by the Chief Justice of the Superior Court of Justice; and (m) two lawyers, who shall be appointed by the Chief Justice of the Ontario Court of Justice. The Chief Justice of Ontario or a designee of the Chief Justice presides over the committee.
Term
Each member appointed under clauses 2 (b), (c), (d), (g), (h), (i), (j), (k), (l), and (m) holds office for three years and is eligible for reappointment. Where a vacancy occurs among these members, a new member similarly qualified may be appointed for the remainder of the unexpired term.
Meetings
The committee is not currently active.
Remuneration
Appointees do not receive remuneration.

Appointments & Vacancies

No. Position Member Term Location