MPP Hillier has called on both the federal and provincial Attorneys General to take action on the 14 Superior Court of Justice vacancies in Ontario. In his letter, MPP Hillier has cited the debilitating effect on access to justice that these vacant positions are imposing on the people of Ontario.
“There are far too many cases being thrown out due to systemic delays. In 2015, over 43% of all cases in Ontario were stayed or withdrawn before trial,” proclaimed Hillier. “This failure to fill vacancies is resulting in both dangerous and violent criminals being released back into our communities, or innocent people being unduly deprived of their liberties.”
You can read both letters in full below.
Letter to Minister Wilson-Raybould Jan 27 on Scribd
Letter to Naqvi RE Judicial Vacancies Jan 30on Scribd