QUALIFICATIONS OF A JUSTICE OF THE PEACE – Only five of 14 new justices of the peace have a law degree: Does that make sense?
Do you think that someone who is able to deny bail and detain individuals pending trial as well as to incarcerate them for certain offences and issue warrants to search your house should at least have a legal eduction? In Ontario in order to become a J.P. you need at least 10 years of full-time work experience, paid or volunteer and a university degree or college equivalent in any field.
Critics argue that JPs, given power to deny bail and jail individuals pending trial, should have more legal training.
Source: Only five of 14 new justices of the peace have a law degree: Does that make sense? | Toronto Star