Tag Archives: R. v. D.M.E.

Summary or Indictment? It Matters!

Paralegal Candidate Karen Fair summarizes a recent appeal, in which a matter was sent back to Ontario Court of Justice, over a jurisdictional issue. A recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision considers the jurisdictional differences between the Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Justice when it comes to criminal summary conviction proceedings. […]

Legal Word of the Day: “Jurisdiction”

“Jurisdiction” – Specific right, power or authority given to an adjudicator, to decide a legal matter.   Jurisdiction is an integral part of the justice system. If an adjudicator makes a decision outside the jurisdiction for the matter, that “jurisdictional deficit” means the decision is subject to appeal or review. There are limits to adjudicative […]

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