Justice Development Goals Blog

Canada’s justice system isn’t accessible to everyone. In some parts of the country, there are delays, in others there are gaps in services. In rural communities, people’s access is different than in cities. People can’t always get service in their first language, including French or English.

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The Action Committee is preparing its annual progress report on access to justice in Canada New projects or initiatives that happened in 2020 are tracked according to each of the Justice Development goals. The survey has been improved this year, based on your input, with more multiple-choice questions and the ability to print the questions in advance. The survey is available here. It will be open until February 1st, 2021. 

Copy of the Survey Questions

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Canada’s Justice Development Goals map ambitious change for our justice system. Not only do we need to see progress on each of the goals, we have committed to guiding principles for how to do that.

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There is a role for everyone in making this system work

On the cusp of the new year, I am reflecting on my experience as Chair of the Action Committee.  As many people know, I have retired from the Supreme Court of Canada, but been asked by Chief Justice McLachlin to remain active as Chair of this Committee, continuing to build momentum on access to justice in Canada.

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