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Expanding Horizons: Rethinking Access to Justice In Canada

Delta Hotel, Ottawa
March 31, 2000

Agenda
8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. Welcome by Mr. Morris Rosenberg, Deputy Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada.
9:15 a.m. Panel: Three perspectives on Access to Justice (Mr. Jacques Dufresne, Mr. Roderick Macdonald, Judge Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond), followed by group discussions.
11:00 a.m. Workshops. Participants will attend one of four workshops on the following topics :
  1. More or Less? The Economic Perspective (Presentation by Mr. Stephen Easton)
  2. New Partnerships and New Delivery Mechanisms (Presentation by Ms. Lois Gander)
  3. Diversity and Access to Justice (Presentation by Mr. Brian Etherington)
  4. The Role of Citizens and Communities (Presentation by Ms. Carol McEown)
12:30 p.m. Lunch
2:00 p.m. Plenary report on workshops and discussion of key challenges for the future.
3:45 p.m. Summary of key challenges for the future (Mr. Gilles Paquet).
4:15 p.m. Concluding remarks from Mr. Morris Rosenberg, Deputy Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada.
4:30 p.m. Closure
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