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Access to Justice Week in Review

November 1, 2016 | By |

Thank you to Access to Justice Week partners, participants and supporters. Your contributions made this important week a success. We were delighted with how our week resulted in engagement with the public as well as representatives from technology, business, social sectors in addition to our justice system partners.

Together, these participants explored different elements of the access to justice crisis such as public opinion, child welfare and importance of innovative collaborations in the development of meaningful solutions. Many of our sessions were recorded and will be featured in TAG’s forthcoming podcast. To be notified about our podcast launch join our mailing list.

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Highlights from the week include:


  • Having the Attorney General make a Ministerial Statement commending Access to Justice Week in the House. The official opposition and third party critic replied underscoring the importance of the week’s events.
  • Receiving media coverage from 25 different media outlets including the Toronto Star and CBC Radio’s Metro Morning which resulted in five million impressions.
  • Aligning with Saskatchewan’s Access to Justice Week which included the complete adoption of our Architects of Justice program where students survey the public about access to justice concerns
  • Having our Connect, Create, Communicate: Public Legal Education and the Access to Justice Movement hashtag (#PLEA2J) trend on Twitter

Updates, follow-up materials and details about CPD credit for each event are now available at the links below:


Access to Justice Week at Ontario’s Legislative Assembly


Statement by Minister Naqvi

Statement by MPP Hillier

Statement by MPP Singh

Minister Naqvi Answers Access to Justice Week Question


Letters

cjc-letter-october-2016 Letter From Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin

raybould-letter-oct-17-2016Letter From Federal Justice Minister Jody Wilson Raybould
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