Ontario Superior Court of Justice
I have created a submenu above, with separate webpages for each instance in my story, where I attended the Superior Court of Justice, in my fight with the WSIB and/or the WSIAT.
The Ontario Superior Court of Justice is like the courts in other Provinces/Territories, which would be known as the Court of Queens Bench, or the Supreme Court.
The judges of the Superior Court of Justice are federally appointed for life by the Federal government. While some argue that judges should be elected, the reasoning of appointment is to ensure that we are provided with the most reasonable, fairest, and impartial decision makers.
The education and complaint process for the federal judges is managed by the Canadian Judicial Council.
While judges are federally appointed for life, in rare situations, they can be removed by an act of Parliament. This would be based on a recommendation from the Canadian Judicial Council. Presently there is one case pending before the CJC, which is Justice Gerard Dugre. This case is unique, as in the past, judges who faced removal, would simply resign.
The Ontario Superior Court of Justice
is a court that has three branches Small Claims Court, the Superior Court itself, and the Divisional Court.
The Small Claims Court
is a banch of the Superior Court of Justice, for dealing with civil matters under $30,000.
The Superior Court of Justice
itself, has jurisdiction over three areas of law, Criminal Law, Family Law, and Civil Law (or more acurately Tort Law).
The Superior Court of Justice, handles criminal law matters, where accused persons and/or corporations have been charged by the Crown Prosecuting Attorney, under the Criminal Code, with an indictable offence.
The Superior Court of Justice, handles family law matters, involving proceedings were couples have been legally married.
The Superior Court of Justice, handles civil law matters, involving proceedings that are of a civil matter with an amount over $30,000 and required other remedies, such as prohibition, injunction etc.
The Superior Court of Justice - Divisional Court
is an appellate court of the Superior Court of Justice. The Divisional Court deals with:
- certain appeals from the Superior Court of Justice;
- appeals from Small Claims Court;
- appeals from administrative tribunals and boards, such as the Landlord & Tenant Board; and
- it also deals with the various applications for Judicial Review, under the Judicial Review Procedures Act, R.S.O. 1990 (mandamus, prohibition, certiorari, declaration and injunction)
If you would like to learn more about Ontario’s Superior Court of Justice then go to Ontario’s Court website dedicated to the Superior Court of Justice. They have doen a great job of providing alot of helpful information
Due to COVID-19, like all other courts, the Superior Court of Justice has issued new procedures for matters to be heard by the court. They can be found here