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2 new justices of the peace appointed

By CJ Goater Jan 29, 2024 | 5:24 PM

The Ontario government has announced the appointment of 45 new justices of the peace to the Ontario Court of Justice, effective January 29.

Of the 45, two have been assigned to Thunder Bay.

The first is Justice of the Peace Julie Denise Goulet.

She spent the last 14 years serving as a parole officer for the Correctional Service of Canada in Thunder Bay.

Before that, Goulet was a probation officer with the Ontario government, working extensively with Indigenous clients in Thunder Bay and First Nations communities.

Goulet has also volunteered on an advisory committee for the Aboriginal Community Advocacy Program at Confederation College, worked closely with Lakehead University’s social work practicum placements, and was a board member at the Thunder Bay Sexual Assault Centre.

The second is Justice of the Peace Coral Klein.

Klein had been with the Lakehead District School Board since 2014, most recently as the principal of Westgate Collegiate and Vocational Institute.

Klein has held various roles on the board, including secondary vice-principal, special education manager, guidance counsellor, and teacher.

Klein is a partner and collaborator with various community organizations, including the John Howard Society and the Indigenous Friendship Centre.

Justice of the Peace Klein holds a master of international education from Charles Sturt University.

Justices of the peace of the court have jurisdiction with respect to provincial offences, bail hearings and search warrants. Their responsibilities also include but are not limited to, presiding in criminal set-date court and hearings.