Provincial Offences

The Ontario Court of Justice hears virtually all provincial offence matters as well as offences against municipal by-laws.

Examples of such cases include:

  • Highway Traffic Act charges such as speeding or traffic violations;
  • Municipal by-law charges relating to excessive noise, animal control, or garbage disposal; and
  • Charges laid under provincial legislation such as the Environmental Protection Act, the Occupational Health and Safety Act, the Dog Owners’ Liability Act or the Trespass to Property Act.