Chiefs of Ontario has received the following information from the Ontario Court of Justice through the Indigenous Justice Division at the Ministry of the Attorney General.

The Ontario Superior of Justice and Ontario Court of Justice have released orders extending the time to pay for some unpaid victim surcharges that were imposed under the version of s. 737 of the Criminal Code that was in force between October 24, 2013, and December 14, 2018, and was struck down by the Supreme Court of Canada in R. v. Boudreault, 2018 SCC 58.

The Ontario Superior of Justice’s and Ontario Court of Justice’s reasons for judgment are attached here for download:

Anyone who wishes to determine whether an extension of time to pay their unpaid victim surcharge has been granted can find out by contacting court staff at any criminal courthouse location in Ontario. The Ontario courthouse directory can be found here:

For further information, please contact A/Assistant Deputy Attorney General Marian Jacko at 416-902-4276 or