Assignment of Duties

Assignment of Duties by the Chief Judge pursuant to s.11 of the Provincial Court Act, effective December 5, 2013 (replacing the Assignment of Duties issued on March 6, 2008)


Subject to section 2.1 of the Provincial Court Act, the following are the duties, classes of cases or matters to which Judicial Justices are assigned:

  1. All matters to which Court Services Justices of the Peace and Judicial Case Managers are assigned (except items (d) and (f) in the December 1, 2013 JCM Assignment of Duties);
     
  2. Matters in which there is a judicial determination affecting the liberty of a person taken into custody other than such matters as are assigned exclusively to or are under the exclusive jurisdiction of Provincial Court Judges;
     
  3. All applications pursuant to federal or provincial enactments for search warrants, and warrants or authorizations to enter a dwelling house, premises, or other place, whether application is made in person or by telephone or other means of telecommunication.  With respect to telewarrants, in addition to s.11 (1) of the Provincial Court Act, this assignment constitutes a designation pursuant to s.487.1 of the Criminal Code and s.22 of the Offence Act;
     
  4. Payment hearings pursuant to the Small Claims Act and Small Claims Rules;
     
  5. (a) Hearings in respect of all provincial offences, and federal Contraventions Act offences, in which proceedings are commenced by ticket information;
    (b) Hearings in respect of all municipal bylaw offences; and
    (c) Hearings in respect of any traffic-related offence under the Government Property Traffic Regulations and Airport Traffic Regulations made pursuant to the Government Property Traffic Act of Canada (adult only).