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Ontario transfers some prosecution services to Durham

Durham Region yesterday announced that Part III and Part IX prosecutions under the Provincial Offences Act are being transferred to The Regional Municipality of Durham Prosecution Services from the Province of Ontario. This is a transfer of duties.

What: Under the Provincial Offences Act, Part III prosecutions proceed by way of summons and require the accused or their representative to appear in court. Part IX prosecutions deal with Orders on Application Under Statutes, which is a proceeding commenced by way of a statement. Durham Region Prosecution Services and the Durham Crown Attorney’s office will be working closely to ensure a successful transition of duties.

When: This transfer of duties from the Province of Ontario to The Regional Municipality of Durham will take effect September 6, 2022.

Where: The Regional Municipality of Durham Region Prosecution Services is located at 605 Rossland Road East, Whitby, Ontario.

The transfer will not interrupt court operations. All prosecution services may be viewed and accessed at

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