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MPs recommend increased financial, mental health support for jurors in report

Monday, June 25, 2018 @ 9:27 AM | By Ian Burns

The House of Commons Justice Committee has released a long-awaited report on improving juror support in Canada and is recommending not only adequate financial compensation for jurors but also more access to mental health services for people who have sat through traumatic trials.

The report says the federal Minister of Justice should encourage provinces and territories to offer psychological support and a counselling program to all jurors after their jury service has ended and the government should amend s. 649 of the Criminal Code so that...