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August 21, 2019
Government Committed to Eliminating Backlog Preventing Affordable Home Construction

Today, Attorney General Doug Downey announced the appointment of Marie Hubbard as the interim Associate Chair of the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT). Hubbard will lead the LPAT's existing and new adjudicators to resolve cases that have prevented the construction of new housing to meet people's needs and budgets.

August 16, 2019
Ontario Protecting Access to Affordable Legal Representation

TORONTO — The Ontario government is proactively working with the Law Society of Ontario to establish a program that will ensure the federal government's Bill C-75 does not restrict paralegals, lawyer licensing candidates or law students from providing legal representation to people charged with summary conviction offences.

July 30, 2019
Statement by Attorney General Downey on Meeting with Provincial Partners to Fight the Carbon Tax
SASKATOON - Ontario's Attorney General Doug Downey met with his provincial partners in Saskatchewan, Alberta and New Brunswick in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan today to discuss a coordinated approach to fighting the federal carbon tax. Minister Downey released the following statement at the conclusion of today's meetings:


Applications for divorce under the federal Civil Marriage Act
On an interim basis, Civil Marriage Act divorce applications for non-residents married in Ontario will be accepted at any family counter of the Superior Court of Justice. Learn more.