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(as on: Tuesday, March 28, 2017)
Ministry:  ATTORNEY GENERAL
Agency:  FAMILY RULES COMMITTEE
Agency URL:  N/A
Address:  Court of Appeal for Ontario, Osgoode Hall, 130 Queen Street West Toronto ON M5H 2N5
Tel.:  (416) 327-5020
Fax:  (416) 327-5417

Background:  Courts of Justice Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. C.43, ss. 67 (1)
Period:  01-Sep-1990 - N/A
Type:  N/A

Prerogative:  Mandatory Legislation; Minister's Letter

Function:  Subject to the approval of the Attorney General, the Family 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 the proceedings referred to in the Schedule to section 21.8 of the Courts of Justice Act.

Membership:  The committee is composed of, (a) the Chief Justice and Associate Chief Justice of Ontario; (b) the Chief Justice and the Associate Chief Justice of the Superior Court of Justice; (c) the Senior Judge of the Family Court; (d) the Chief Justice of the Ontario Court of Justice or, at his or her designation, an associate chief justice; (e) one judge of the Court of Appeal, who shall be appointed by the Chief Justice of Ontario; (f) four judges of the Superior Court of Justice appointed by the Chief Justice of the Superior Court of Justice, at least two of whom shall be judges of the Family Court referred to in clause 21.2(1)(d) or (e); (g) two judges of the Ontario Court of Justice, who shall be appointed by the Chief Justice of the Ontario Court of Justice; (h) the Attorney General or a person designated by the Attorney General; (i) one law officer of the Crown, who shall be appointed by the Attorney General; (j) two persons employed in the administration of the courts, who shall be appointed by the Attorney General; (k) four lawyers, who shall be appointed by The Law Society of Upper Canada; (l) four lawyers, 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 (e), (f), (g), (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 meets four to six times a year, or more often, as required.

ONTARIO GOVERNMENT APPOINTEES
No.   POSITION      MEMBER NAME       TENURE     REMUNERATION    LOCATION  
1.MEMBER (PART-TIME)BIANCHI, IDA09-Dec-2013 - 30-Sep-2017OPS EMPLOYEETORONTO
2.MEMBER (PART-TIME)DUNN, DEBBIE01-Oct-2014 - 30-Sep-2017OPS EMPLOYEEBRAMPTON
3.MEMBER (PART-TIME)GASS-DONNELLY, MIRANDA19-May-2010 - 30-Sep-2017OPS EMPLOYEETORONTO