Expanding Horizons: Rethinking Access to Justice in Canada

Welcome Address

Morris Rosenberg, the Deputy Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, delivered the opening welcome. He explained why it is important to explore new directions in access to justice at this time:

Today, perhaps more than ever, the traditional justice system is branching out to foster integrated and multi-disciplinary approaches. New and holistic approaches are creating linkages between the justice system and community groups and other institutions to address problems that may have a legal element, but are propelled by a complex of underlying social and economic problems.

Mr. Rosenberg challenged participants to think broadly in order to generate as many “outside the box” ideas as possible in order to identify emerging challenges.

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