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Kevin Flynn

Kevin Flynn

Kevin Flynn is the MPP for Oakville. He is the Minister of Labour, and has held the following positions: Chief Government Whip, Chair of the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Transportation, and the Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Infrastructure. He has been involved in Oakville politics since he was elected in 1986.

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Ontario is investing in a new courthouse in Oakville that will help families settle disputes faster, reduce time-to-trial, and better serve the needs of people living and working in Halton region. Halton is one of the fastest-growing regions in the province, with a projected growth rate of over 60 per cent between now and 2041.

Attorney General Yasir Naqvi made the announcement at the site of the future Halton Region Consolidated Courthouse, which is located by the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital at 3rd Line and Dundas Street. “By bringing multiple services and locations together under one roof, we’re making things easier for all court users in Halton Region: from families, victims and the accused, to lawyers and other legal professionals. This long-awaited investment will not only mean better justice services, but a stronger, safer community for everyone who lives and works here.”

Investing in infrastructure helps our residents in all facets of their lives. This new courthouse in Oakville will accommodate the growing demands on existing facilities in the region, and will help people access efficient and effective justice services.

The new 21-courtroom facility will offer a broad range of justice, family, social and victim services, bringing the Superior Court of Justice and Ontario Court of Justice operations in Milton and Burlington together at one accessible location. Construction on the courthouse is expected to begin in late 2019 and be complete about four years later. To get to the new courthouse, people will be able to take the GO bus from Bronte and Oakville GO stations. The courthouse will also be accessible by a rapid transit bus, which is planned to run along Dundas Street from Bronte Road in Burlington to the Kipling TTC subway station. The site of the future courthouse is provincially owned and located within 15 and 16 kilometres from the Milton and Burlington courthouses. The courthouse will be designed to meet the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification with a focus on energy efficiency, healthy indoor environments and reduced greenhouse gas emissions.

The building will feature new technology to make the court run more efficiently which will help speed up the criminal justice system in the Halton Region. For example, witnesses and other vulnerable persons will be able to appear before court from remote locations through video conferencing or from a secure room through closed-circuit television.

Construction on the new courthouse is expected to begin in late 2019 and be complete about four years later.