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Justices Of The Peace Appointments Advisory Committee

Ministry
Attorney General
URL
www.ontariocourts.ca/ocj/jpaac/
Address
COORDINATOR, JUSTICES OF THE PEACE APPOINTMENTS ADVISORY COMMITTEE, 720 BAY STREET, 3RD FLOOR
TORONTO
M7A2S9
Phone
416-326-4957
Fax
416-326-4065
Background
JUSTICES OF THE PEACE ACT, R.S.O. 1990, C. J.4, S. 2.1 (opens a new window)
Function

The Justices of the Peace Appointments Advisory Committee's function is to classify candidates for appointments as justices of the peace in Ontario and to report on the classifications to the Attorney General. Committee members are responsible for a number of functions, including: developing a justice of the peace application form; developing the application procedure and general selection criteria; advertising for justice of the peace positions in each region; determining the skills, abilities and personal characteristics that are desired in a justice of the peace; and classifying candidates and reporting on classifications to the Attorney General.

Membership

The Advisory Committee is composed of seven core members as follows: a judge of the Ontario Court of Justice appointed by the Chief Justice of the Ontario Court of Justice; a justice of the peace appointed by the Chief Justice of the Ontario Court of Justice; a justice of the peace familiar with indigenous issues appointed by Chief Justice of the Ontario Court of Justice; four persons appointed by the Attorney General. In addition to the core members, the Advisory Committee includes the following regional members in respect of its functions in a particular region: the regional senior judge of the Ontario Court of Justice for the region or another judge of the Ontario Court of Justice from the same region designated by the regional senior judge; the regional senior justice of the peace for the region or another justice of the peace from the same region who is designated by the regional senior judge; not more than five other persons appointed by the Attorney General; a member of the bar in the region appointed by the Attorney General from a list of three names submitted to the Attorney General by the Law Society of Upper Canada. The Attorney General designates one of the core members as chair.

Term

Public members are appointed by the Attorney General of Ontario for 3-year terms, except for the initial appointments, which were staggered for either 2-year and 1-year terms. Public members are eligible for reappointment. The chair of the Advisory Committee shall serve a term for up to three years and may serve for two or more terms. If a vacancy occurs among the core or regional members, a new member may be appointed under the application provision for the remainder of the term.

Meetings
The Core Committee meets approximately 12 times a year. The regional committees meet on an as-required basis to screen applications for justice of the peace appointments, select candidates to be interviewed, conduct interviews and make recommendations to the Attorney General.
Remuneration

Appointees to the Justices of the Peace Appointments Advisory Committee are remunerated on a per diem basis as follows: Chair: $566; Member: $355.

Appointments & Vacancies

No. Position Member Term Location
1. Chair (Part-Time) MICHAEL RAS
01-Jan-2020 - 12-Dec-2022
mississauga
2. Member (Part-Time) MICHAEL RAS
13-Dec-2019 - 12-Dec-2022
mississauga
3. Member (Part-Time) KAREN MCCLEAVE
19-Nov-2020 - 18-Nov-2023
greater toronto area
4. Regional Member (Part-Time) JP MCAVOY
06-Dec-2018 - 05-Dec-2021
ottawa
5. Regional Member (Part-Time) SARAH LAWSON
06-Dec-2018 - 05-Dec-2021
burlington
6. Regional Member (Part-Time) LAURA GROSMAN
29-Jan-2019 - 28-Jan-2022
thornhill
7. Regional Member (Part-Time) PAMELA MUNN
29-Jan-2019 - 28-Jan-2022
london
8. Regional Member (Part-Time) ZIG MINTHA
29-Jan-2019 - 28-Jan-2022
eganville
9. Regional Member (Part-Time) LAURENCE TULLOCH
02-Feb-2019 - 01-Feb-2022
thunder bay
10. Regional Member (Part-Time) JUSTIN SAMLAL
12-Feb-2019 - 11-Feb-2022
london
11. Regional Member (Part-Time) RANDY SCHURAN
25-Feb-2019 - 24-Feb-2022
sault ste marie
12. Regional Member (Part-Time) BRANDON POSTUMA
26-Mar-2019 - 25-Mar-2022
kakabeka falls
13. Regional Member (Part-Time) GRAHAM COVENEY
26-Mar-2019 - 25-Mar-2022
st. catharines
14. Regional Member (Part-Time) RODI-LYNN RUSNICK-KINISKY
26-Mar-2019 - 25-Mar-2022
thunder bay
15. Regional Member (Part-Time) NICHOLAS CHARITSIS
29-Mar-2019 - 28-Mar-2022
newmarket
16. Regional Member (Part-Time) DEBORAH TURNER
24-Apr-2019 - 23-Apr-2022
little current
17. Regional Member (Part-Time) TERRI-LYNN COLLINGS
29-Apr-2019 - 28-Apr-2022
ancaster
18. Regional Member (Part-Time) RICHARD BRENNAN
28-May-2019 - 27-May-2022
dundas
19. Regional Member (Part-Time) JOHN HENDERSON
31-Dec-2018 - 30-Dec-2022
thunder bay
20. Regional Member (Part-Time) KARLENE NATION
31-Dec-2018 - 30-Dec-2022
toronto
21. Regional Member (Part-Time) NESTOR PRISCO
31-Dec-2018 - 30-Dec-2022
north bay
22. Regional Member (Part-Time) KATHY NARRAWAY
22-Mar-2020 - 21-Mar-2023
toronto
23. Regional Member (Part-Time) FRANK HENDRY
19-Nov-2020 - 18-Nov-2023
belleville
24. Regional Member (Part-Time) SCOTT HILL
01-Dec-2020 - 30-Nov-2023
komoka
25. Regional Member (Part-Time) ANDREW COWAN
03-Dec-2020 - 02-Dec-2023
toronto
26. Regional Member (Part-Time) BONNIE GRYCE
03-Dec-2020 - 02-Dec-2023
stirling
27. Regional Member (Part-Time) MICHELLE HAIGH
03-Dec-2020 - 02-Dec-2023
burlington
28. Regional Member (Part-Time) DENISE GHANAM
28-Jan-2021 - 27-Jan-2024
windsor
29. Regional Member (Part-Time) CLAUDETTE CAIN COULAS
19-Feb-2021 - 18-Feb-2024
kingston
30. Regional Member (Part-Time) JESSICA BELISLE
19-Feb-2021 - 18-Feb-2024
sault ste marie