Oral History

Justice of the Peace Arthur Downes 2004, 238 pages

Documenting the life and career of Arthur Downes (b. 1927), Justice of the Peace (1978-). Interview topics include: early life, education and career; Justice of the Peace (1978-); bail courts (1980); levels of Justices of the Peace; Provincial Offences Act (1979); kinds of cases; non-presiding work; Justice of the Peace Association; lawyers as Justices of the Peace. Interview conducted by Christine J.N. Kates. File includes eight audio cassette recordings from a series of five interviews, a transcript with index (238 p.), and a copy of a release form.

Status: Open

Occupation: Justice of the Peace

Number of pages: 238

Archive Details

Archive Link: https://aims.archives.gov.on.ca/scripts/mwimain.dll/144/DESCRIPTION_WEB/WEB_DESC_DET?SESSIONSEARCH&exp=sisn%2065402

Archive Code: C 81-4-0-125

Title: Interviews with Arthur Downes

Date: Apr. 2004 - Oct. 2004

Description: Textual records, Sound recordings

Physical Description: 2 files of textual records (includes 9 audio cassettes (ca. 425 minutes))

Restrictions: Open provided that judgement is applied on the part of Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History and Archives of Ontario with respect to the access request

Container Info: (Textual records are located in container B437268; sound recordings are located in container B437267)

Location: Interview conducted as part of the Personal Injury Project.