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New senior regional justice of peace appointed for Ontario Court of Justice

Tuesday, March 30, 2021 @ 4:21 PM | By John Chunn

The Ontario government on March 29 announced the appointment of a new regional senior justice of the peace to the Ontario Court of Justice.

Justice of the peace Sonia Aleong has been appointed regional senior justice of the peace for the West region, effective April 22, 2021. She will be replacing regional senior justice of the peace Thomas Stinson.

In 2007, justice Aleong was appointed as a justice of the peace in the West region and most recently served as local administrative justice of the peace since 2020. She was a magistrate with the judiciary of Trinidad and Tobago until 2006.

Justice of the peace Aleong was the director of the Association of Justices of the Peace of Ontario for two terms, from 2014-2016 and 2017-2018. She was also a member of the Commonwealth Judicial Education Institute and the Commonwealth Magistrates and Judges Association.

A regional senior justice of the peace advises and assists the associate chief justice/co-ordinator of justices of the peace and the regional senior judge in all matters pertaining to justices of the peace.