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Administration of Justice Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. A.6

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Administration of Justice Act

R.S.O. 1990, CHAPTER A.6

Historical version for the period December 6, 2000 to December 15, 2004.

Amended by: 2000, c. 26, Sched. A, s. 1.


1.In this Act,

“administration of justice” means the provision, maintenance and operation of,

(a) the courts of justice of the Province of Ontario,

(b) land registry offices,

(c) jails, and

(d) the offices of coroners and Crown Attorneys,

for the performance of their functions, including any functions delegated to such courts, institutions or offices or any official thereof by or under any Act. R.S.O. 1990, c. A.6, s. 1.

Portion remitted to Ontario

2. Despite any other Act, but subject to Part X of the Provincial Offences Act, every municipality shall pay to the Treasurer of Ontario all fines that are required by any Act to be paid over to the municipality, other than fines imposed for contravention of the by-laws of the municipality or a local board thereof. R.S.O. 1990, c. A.6, s. 2; 2000, c. 26, Sched. A, s. 1.

Retaining special services

3.(1)Where, in the opinion of the Crown Attorney, special services are necessary for the detection of crime or the capture of a person who is believed to have committed a crime of a serious character, the Crown Attorney may authorize and direct any person to perform such service, and shall certify upon the account to be rendered by the person what the Crown Attorney considers to be a reasonable allowance to be paid to the person employed. R.S.O. 1990, c. A.6, s. 3 (1).

Employment and payment of interpreter

(2)The Crown Attorney may employ an interpreter in any criminal cause or investigation or at a coroner’s inquest, and the interpreter shall be paid such amount as the Crown Attorney certifies to be reasonable. R.S.O. 1990, c. A.6, s. 3 (2).

Payment for special services

4.(1)Where services are rendered by a person in connection with a prosecution and the services are rendered by the direction or with the approval of the Deputy Attorney General, the person rendering the services is entitled to be paid such sum as the Deputy Attorney General directs. R.S.O. 1990, c. A.6, s. 4 (1).

Remuneration of witness coming to Ontario

(2)Where the Deputy Attorney General is of the opinion that it is necessary in order to procure the attendance as a witness for the Crown at a criminal trial of a person resident out of Ontario and that such person should be compensated for his or her loss of time and expenses in attending the trial, the Deputy Attorney General may direct that such sum as he or she considers reasonable be paid to such person. R.S.O. 1990, c. A.6, s. 4 (2).

Bringing accused to trial

(3)Where the Deputy Attorney General is of the opinion that it is advisable to bring a person charged with an offence from a place out of or in Ontario to the place of trial in Ontario, he or she may direct that such be done. R.S.O. 1990, c. A.6, s. 4 (3).


5.The Lieutenant Governor in Council may make regulations,

(a) requiring the payment of fees for any thing required or authorized under any Act to be done by any person in the administration of justice and prescribing the amounts thereof;

(b) providing for the payment of fees and allowances by Ontario in connection with services under any Act for the administration of justice and prescribing the amounts thereof;

(c) requiring the payment of fees in respect of proceedings in any court and prescribing the amounts thereof. R.S.O. 1990, c. A.6, s. 5.