Superior court

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The highest level of trial court in each province. The judges of the superior courts are appointed by the federal government. The superior courts have exercise over a broad jurisdiction in both civil and criminal cases and have the authority to apply both federal and provincial laws.

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The highest level of trial court in a criminal case that hears all jury trials and the first level of appeal in summary conviction offences.

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