Saturday, June 2, 2007

Attorney General Announces Two Justice Of The Peace Appointments

McGuinty Government Improving Access To Ontario Courts

TORONTO, June 1 /CNW/ - Attorney General Michael Bryant today announced
two justice of the peace appointments, effective June 13, 2007.
"Justices of the peace continue to play a very important part in the
administration of justice in Ontario," said Bryant. "The backgrounds of these
qualified individuals reflect the strength of the lay bench. Our government is
committed to ensuring that Ontario courts have the necessary resources to
provide efficient justice services and these appointments will help us meet
this goal."
Justice of the Peace Ivana Baldelli has most recently been legal counsel
to the City of Ottawa. She has also worked in the education field for over
40 years, as a teacher and principal with the Italian Language School of the
Ottawa Catholic School Board. She has been a guest speaker on legal and
motivational topics at various community and educational institutions in Port
Colborne, Welland, London and Ottawa. Justice of the Peace Baldelli has been a
patron of the National Arts Centre in Ottawa and she has been a fundraiser for
medical research programs. Associate Chief Justice/Coordinator of Justices of
the Peace Donald A. Ebbs has assigned Justice of the Peace Baldelli to Ottawa
in the East region.
Justice of the Peace Raymond Zuliani has worked as both a teacher and
principal at the elementary and secondary school levels. He was a member of
the Canadian Naval Reserve for 39 years. While serving in the navy he
progressed through the ranks to become a rear admiral, and served as chief of
Reserves and Cadets and commander of the Naval Reserve. He has also been the
national vice president of the Naval Officers Association of Canada. He holds
a Master of Education from the University of Minnesota. Associate Chief
Justice/Coordinator of Justices of the Peace Donald A. Ebbs has assigned
Justice of the Peace Zuliani to Thunder Bay in the North West region.
Appointees are interviewed by the Justice of the Peace Appointments
Advisory Committee, established through the Access to Justice Act, 2006. The
committee allows for a greater degree of community and regional input into the
appointment process. Members from the seven Ontario Court of Justice regions
reflect the province's diversity and its linguistic duality.
Attorney General Michael Bryant has announced the appointment of 87
justices of the peace since the McGuinty government was sworn in on
October 23, 2003.

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