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Criminal justice system needs ‘profound change,’ public policy report says
Graham Fox
Graham Fox, president of the the Institute for Research on Public Policy, said the Rethinking Criminal Justice in Canada report calls for the review of the criminal justice system to acknowledge that systemic racism exists and then outline specific steps to remedy it.

Monday, October 15, 2018 @ 9:13 AM

According to a report released by the Institute for Research on Public Policy (IRPP), “Canada’s criminal justice system needs more than reform, it needs an overhaul.” “Not only do the antiquated values and principles that underpin the system adversely impact those that come into contact with it, that negative effect is disproportionately felt by specific groups within our population,” said IRPP president Graham Fox. ... [read more]

Reaction mixed to new agreement on Alberta legal aid funding Kathleen Ganley

Monday, October 15, 2018 @ 1:37 PM

The Alberta government is increasing support for legal aid as part of a new agreement designed to fund the system until 2022, but not everyone in the provincial legal community is embracing the move. ... [read more]

Standard of review highlighted in Court of Appeal’s move to uphold arbitrator’s decision Eric Grossman

Monday, October 15, 2018 @ 10:54 AM

The Ontario Court of Appeal determined to uphold an arbitrator’s decision in an insurance priority dispute in a move, counsel said, highlights the standard of review and the deference that’s owed to initial decision makers. ... [read more]