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Newfoundland and Labrador last province to establish stand-alone appeal court

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @ 9:27 AM | By Donalee Moulton

The face of the judiciary may look the same in Newfoundland and Labrador, but new legislation has effectively brought the province “up to speed with the rest of Canada,” according to Minister of Justice and Public Safety Andrew Parsons.

The Court of Appeal Act, now in effect, officially establishes the Court of Appeal of Newfoundland and Labrador as a separate entity. A stand-alone appeal court is in place in all other jurisdictions in the country.

Brenda Grimes, Law Society of Newfoundland and LabradorWhile the province has...