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GOING TO COURT ONLINE

When we get charged with speeding or a traffic offence we usually figure it’s not worth it to attend court to stand in line to set a trial date and then have to take a day off work to attend the trial, so we just grit our teeth and pay it. Ontario wants to somehow start having hearings online with “unbiased decision makers” who are not judicial officers. What do you think? A good idea or not? (Here is the MAG consultation paper: http://www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/POA%20ConsultationPaper%20Final_ENG.pdf

Reevely: Lower standards of proof and online hearings are among Ontario’s ideas for speeding up courts | Ottawa Citizen.

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