March 24,2020 – 10:56 AM -Notice to Stakeholders re: Service on the Crown and Related Entities

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Dear Presidents and Library Staff

Below is an email from the Ministry of the Attorney General with respect to changes to how documents are to be served on the Crown and related entities. 

We would appreciate if you would circulate this email with the attachment to your members.

From: JUS-G-MAG-Policy-Correspondence (MAG) [mailto:MAG.PolicyDivision@ontario.ca]
Sent: March-24-20 10:34 AM
Subject: Notice to Stakeholders re: Service on the Crown and Related Entities

We wanted to let you know that the Lieutenant Governor in Council has issued an order under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act that changes how documents are served on the Crown and related entities.

Effective immediately, documents to be served on the Crown and related entities in any civil (non-criminal) proceeding, administrative proceeding or intended proceeding must be served by email, in accordance with the instructions set out on the following website: https://www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/courts/guides/Guide_to_Serving_Documents_EN.html#_Toc441141484

This applies to documents served on

  • the Crown
  • Ministers of the Crown, including the Attorney General of Ontario
  • the Children’s Lawyer
  • the Public Guardian and Trustee and
  • the Director of the Family Responsibility Office.

A copy of the order is attached to this email.

The Order in Council will also be posted on this website: https://www.ontario.ca/search/orders-in-council  and on e-Laws, as a regulation under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act at: https://www.ontario.ca/laws/statute/90e09?search=emergency+management.

We would appreciate you disseminating news of the order to your members. 

Please do not attempt to reply to this e-mail. Further inquiry can be directed to the following addresses, quoting the reference # attached to your response/ in the subject line:

        E-mail:       attorneygeneral@ontario.ca

        Address:   Ministry of the Attorney General

McMurtry-Scott Building

720 Bay Street, 11th Floor
Toronto, ON
M7A 2S9