Ministry of the Attorney General
Province Improving Access to Justice Services
Oakville, ON – June 21, 2017
Ontario is investing in a new courthouse in Oakville that will help families settle disputes faster, reduce time-to-trial, and better serve the needs of people living and working in Halton region.
Attorney General Yasir Naqvi was joined by Kevin Flynn, MPP for Oakville, Indira Naidoo-Harris, MPP for Halton and Eleanor McMahon, MPP for Burlington, to make the announcement at the site of the future Halton Region Consolidated Courthouse.
The new 21-courtroom facility will offer a broad range of justice, family, social and victim services, bringing the Superior Court of Justice and Ontario Court of Justice operations in Milton and Burlington together at one accessible location.
The building will feature new technology to make the court run more efficiently which will help speed up the criminal justice system in the Halton Region. For example, witnesses and other vulnerable persons will be able to appear before court from remote locations through video conferencing or from a secure room through closed-circuit television.
Ontario is making the largest infrastructure investment in hospitals, schools, public transit, roads and bridges in the province’s history.
Investing in justice infrastructure is part of Ontario’s plan to keep communities safe and help people in their everyday lives.
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