Ministry of the Attorney General

COVID 19: Courts are not operating as usual. Do not go to court unless you have been told to attend. Ontarians can continue to access the justice system for urgent matters, including online. Consider online filing of civil claimssmall claims, or family law matters and filing by email at the Superior Court of Justice or the Ontario Court of Justice.

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December 18, 2020
New Justices Appointed to the Ontario Court of Justice

Attorney General Doug Downey announced the appointment of five new justices to the Ontario Court of Justice, effective December 31, 2020.

December 10, 2020
Ontario Improves Access to French Justice Services in the North

NORTH BAY — The Ontario government is partnering with the Superior and Ontario Courts of Justice to improve access to services in French at the North Bay courthouse. Building on the success of similar initiatives in Sudbury and Ottawa, the enhancements will make it easier for French-speaking Ontarians to access court services and court proceedings.

December 9, 2020
Ontario Permanently Allowing Alcohol with Food Takeout and Delivery

TORONTO — The Ontario government is supporting jobs at local restaurants, bars, breweries, wineries and distilleries during the COVID-19 pandemic by expanding opportunities in alcohol sales, including making the sale of alcohol with food takeout and delivery orders permanent.


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.