Today, the LCO released its Interim Report on Modernizing the Provincial Offences Act. It recommends significant structural and procedural reforms that, if adopted, would significantly change the way in which millions of provincial offences, including parking offences, are dealt with by the court in Ontario each year. The draft recommendations seek to make the provincial offence system more accessible, fair, efficient and proportionate to the interests at stake.
The LCO wishes to hear from anyone with an interest in the Provincial Offences Act or the draft recommendations in the Interim Report. Please provide comments by April 29, 2011 by mail, fax or e-mail to:
Law Commission of Ontario
276 York Lanes, York University
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, ON, Canada, M3J 1P3
Tel: (416) 650-8406
Toll free: 1 (866) 950-8406
TTY: 1 (877) 650-8082
Fax: (416) 650-8418
After considering any comments received, the LCO will release a Final Report in the Fall of 2011, subject to the approval of the LCO Board of Governors.