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What is the Provincial Offences Act?

What is the Provincial Offences Act

The Ontario Provincial Offences Act governs how charges are processed and prosecuted in the Ontario courts. It is a law that deals with procedures for provincial.  The Provincial Offences Act applies to all Ontario statutes (and regulations), municipal by-laws, and some federal contraventions.

For example, the Provincial Offences Act governs the proceedings of individuals and corporations charged with offences under the Highway Traffic Act,Compulsory Automobile Insurance ActLiquor Licence Act, and Trespass to Property Act.