West Nipissing’s OPP transition by-law remains in force despite interim stay.

On April 30, 2018, the West Nipissing Police Services Board (the Board) initiated a judicial review process, requesting the quashing of by-law #2017-85 (OPP Costing Proposal) and associated resolution and motions. The Board applied for an urgent hearing for an interim stay on the proceedings until the judicial review in October 2018.

At the July 12th hearing, the Judge granted the stay, under the following conditions:

  • The by-law remains in force
  • The Ontario Civilian Police Commission (OCPC) should continue its assessment of the Municipality’s section 40 application.
  • The judicial review will go ahead on October 9th, 2018.
  • If the Board is not able to meet the October 2018 deadline, the stay will be lifted and
    the Municipality may continue.

The OCPC had made it known that they were reviewing the Municipality’s application and that a
disbandment decision was imminent. The Municipality anticipates a decision rendered by the OCPC as per
their original date of July 16th, 2018.