Author's Biography


Her Worship Moffatt was a provincial offences prosecutor for 17 years, first with the City of Oshawa and later with the Region of Durham in Whitby, Ontario.

Her Worship was a Director on the Board of the Prosecutors’ Association of Ontario and the President from 2006 to 2012.  She has been very active on regional and provincial committees dealing with the modernization of provincial offence procedure and legislative changes; was a member of the POA Advisory Group of the Law Commission of Ontario’s POA Modernization Project and a regular speaker and instructor at enforcement, legal and prosecution training events and conferences.  In the year prior to her appointment, she was employed by the Law Society of Ontario in the Discipline Department.

In 2014 Her Worship was appointed as a Justice of the Peace in Central East Region. Her base court is currently Oshawa.  As a Justice of the Peace, Her Worship was a Regional Director and later a member of the Executive Committee of the Association of Justices of the Peace of Ontario.  She has served on the Mental Health Committee in the Oshawa courthouse; as a panelist at lunch ‘n learns; as a speaker at Durham College; guest judicial panelist at various seminars including the OPP, the Ontario Traffic Conference and the Prosecutors’ Association of Ontario. Her Worship has been a speaker at justice of the peace regional meetings, staff meetings and seminars and is also an instructor at justice of the peace initial education programs. 

The Chief Justice of the Ontario Court of Justice appointed Her Worship as the Senior Justice of the Peace on January 1, 2020.  The Senior Justice of the Peace is responsible for the mentoring program for newly appointed justices of the peace in Ontario and is the coordinator, moderator and an instructor in relation to the justice of the peace initial education program.

A message to readers:

I have long been an avid reader of the earlier editions of Sheilagh’s book on provincial offences procedure, first as a prosecutor and later as a justice of the peace.  It has long been viewed as the definitive text for provincial offences procedure in Ontario; the source many prosecutors and defence representatives refer to in arguments before the Ontario Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Appeal.  Sheilagh and I have served together on many committees, boards and speaker panels over the years.  It was my pleasure to act as reader for the 3rd edition and it has been an absolute honour to co-author this 4th edition with Sheilagh.”

Happy reading!
Jane Moffatt