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Canada’s Criminal Justice System in the 21st Century: Addressing the Challenges

Thursday, Oct. 19, 7:30-9 p.m.

IIC-2001, Bruneau Centre for Research and Innovation

The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, Chief Justice of Canada, will deliver the Sir Francis Forbes Law Lecture. Canada has achieved a justice system that is the envy of many countries.  However, ensuring that all Canadians – be they rich or poor, privileged or marginalized – have proper access to a system and are treated fairly in that system requires ongoing work. The criminal justice system faces especially daunting challenges.  The lecture will underscore the importance of access to justice for maintaining confidence in the justice system and in the rule of law, and will propose ways to address the challenges that currently affect Canada’s criminal justice system.

Presented by Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Event Listing 2017-10-19 19:30:00 2017-10-19 21:00:00 America/St_Johns Canada’s Criminal Justice System in the 21st Century: Addressing the Challenges The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, Chief Justice of Canada, will deliver the Sir Francis Forbes Law Lecture. Canada has achieved a justice system that is the envy of many countries.  However, ensuring that all Canadians – be they rich or poor, privileged or marginalized – have proper access to a system and are treated fairly in that system requires ongoing work. The criminal justice system faces especially daunting challenges.  The lecture will underscore the importance of access to justice for maintaining confidence in the justice system and in the rule of law, and will propose ways to address the challenges that currently affect Canada’s criminal justice system. IIC-2001, Bruneau Centre for Research and Innovation Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences